Smiling male and female students work on robotics project.

Cross-Cutting Programs

In the real world, you’ll work with people from a variety of disciplines. That’s why we’ve built cross-cutting programs and emerging opportunities into the Rose‑Hulman experience. Students and faculty can enhance their understanding through a hands-on approach, and apply it in the real-world. Learn about our cross-cutting programs below.

Cross-Cutting Programs

Branam & Kremer Innovation Centers

The BIC & KIC comprise nearly 30,000 square feet of multidisciplinary workspace where student project and competition teams design, develop, and bring their ideas to life.

Consulting Engineering Program

This program is a supplement that can enhance a student's traditional engineering degree with selected courses beneficial to students interested in consulting engineering careers.

Data Science

We offer a multidisciplinary minor in data science, one of the fastest growing disciplines in the United States.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a multi-national, non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to improving life for people living in developing countries through sustainable engineering projects.


Join students from a variety of disciplines in this living-learning community with a special focus on entrepreneurship.

Grand Challenges

We have joined the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars program to tackle some of the world's toughest problems. 

Solar cell created in the MiNDS lab.


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.


Rose-Hulman students can participate in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, known as the premier collegiate synthetic biology event.


Rose-Hulman offers a multidisciplinary minor in 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.

IP/ROP: Independent Project/Research Opportunities Program

Choose a project and work with a faculty mentor to find solutions and communicate your results professionally.

Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative

Deepen your knowledge while working with faculty mentors in the IRC program and 10-week Summer Research Experience.


Join multidisciplinary project teams in our state-of-the-art lab for micro and nanotechnology research and coursework.

Female and Male students participating in iGEM event.

Center for Nanomedicine

 The Center for Nanomedicine focuses on clinical applications of tiny particles to fight cancer cells, combining science and technology at a minuscule scale. 


The intersection of computing, engineering, science, and mathematics, our robotics program will give you teamwork experience and a broader understanding of your major.

Where Innovation Meets Application

Our multidisciplinary Branam Innovation Center is buzzing with activity for competition teams, humanitarian design projects and a other opportunites for hands-on work. Find out more about this one-of-a-kind collaborative environment.
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