Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana has been ranked top undergraduate engineering college in the nation for 12 straight years according to U.S. News and World Report.
Along with its number one position for overall engineering institutions, Rose-Hulman scored number one in mechanical, electrical/electronic/communications, civil, and chemical engineering, for schools that do not offer a doctorate.
Rose-Hulman offers classes of significant importance in aerospace studies, physics, and military science. Over the years, Rose-Hulman has received direct funding from the Secretary of Defense to conduct research and design for military systems. In 2002, Rose-Hulman and technical staff at NSWC Crane were granted $2 million dollars to create a prototype target identification system that would more quickly and efficiently identify enemy targets.
According to former president of Rose-Hulman, Sam Hulbert, the project originally started in 1999 with an initial $4 million contract from the Department of Defense. Because of the significant federal funding, Rose-Hulman was able to equip their lab with the latest fiber-optic and RF-Photonics instrumentation; instrumentation that Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and only a few other college campuses possess.
The Center for Unmanned Systems is also partnering with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on a research project for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.