Rose-Hulman offers numerous interdisciplinary experiences that operate at the intersections of our academic programs.
- Engineers Without Borders (EWB): Engineers Without Borders is a multi-national, non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to improving life for people living in developing countries through sustainable engineering projects.
- Escalate: Escalate is a community of entrepreneurial-minded students that live together in a common residence hall during their freshman year, take an Introduction to Entrepreneurship course and participate in co-curricular activities related to entrepreneurship.
- Grand Challenges: Students and faculty within this program tackle the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges through a variety of co-curricular, hands-on events and projects. Some of these Grand Challenges include: making solar energy economical, enhancing virtual reality, reverse-engineering the brain, restoring and improving urban infrastructure, securing cyberspace, providing energy from fusion, and preventing nuclear terror.
- HERE: Our HERE program is a first-year living-learning experience with a focus on sustainability and humanitarian engineering.
- HiSHiP: A collaboration of the electromagnetics and high-speed design, micro-and nanoscale devices and systems, and silicon photonics groups, the HiSHiP laboratory is a design, simulation, fabrication, and measurement facility used in projects with industry and collaborative applied research with other outside groups.
- iGEM: Rose-Hulman students on this team can participate in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, known as the premier collegiate synthetic biology event.
- Imaging: Imaging concerns the collection, manipulation, analysis, generation, understanding and processing of images. It includes computer graphics, computer vision, optical imaging and filtering, signal processing and aspects of artificial intelligence. Students can minor imaging.
- Nanomedicine: The Center for Nanomedicine focuses on clinical applications of tiny particles to fight cancer cells, combining science and technology at a minuscule scale.
- Robotics: The world of robotics lies at the intersection of computing, engineering, science, and mathematics. This multidisciplinary program provides students several opportunities to learn more about robotics through hands-on projects, competition teams, and as part of a multidisciplinary minor.