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Rose-Hulman is site of nation’s first GE ‘Innovation Wall’

August 30, 2013

Kirkpatrick At GE Wall Dedication

Innovative Partnership: Ralph Kirkpatrick, a Rose-Hulman alumnus who recently retired as vice president and chief engineer for GE Energy, helped dedicate the GE Innovation Wall on campus. The exhibit highlights the innovative practices by GE and Rose-Hulman. (Photo by Dale Long)

     The continuing partnership between two innovative enterprises, GE and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, is showcased in a first-of-its-kind Innovation Wall that has been dedicated on campus.

     The display highlights innovation at work across GE enterprises in aviation, industrial solutions, power, and water, along with featuring the role that nearly 270 Rose-Hulman alumni have had in these technology advances as GE employees.

     “Rose-Hulman’s continuing emphasis of educating tomorrow’s innovative leaders in science, engineering, and mathematics made this a natural spot for the first GE Innovation Wall in the country,” says Ralph Kirkpatrick, recently retired vice president and chief engineer for GE Energy. “GE supports institutions that share our corporate passion for innovation and being on the cutting edge of technology.”

     Rose-Hulman is among a select list of GE Executive Schools by GE’s corporate global recruiting and staffing services. The company has developed a stronger partnership with the administration, Office of Career Services, faculty, and key student organizations on campus.

     The GE Innovation Wall is located in a lobby on the second floor of the Olin Hall academic building.