INDIANAPOLIS (October 25, 2019) A team of students from Indiana State University, Valparaiso University, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and Earlham College won the top prize for the bachelor’s degree track at the 2019 Conexus Indiana Case Competition. A team of students from Vincennes University, St. Joseph’s College of Marian University and Ivy Tech Fort Wayne won first prize in the associate’s degree track of the competition. The event featured 144 students from 22 Indiana colleges and universities and five out-of-state schools working in teams to solve a business case in only 24 hours.
Bachelor’s degree track winning teams included students from:
- First place: Indiana State, Valparaiso University, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and Earlham College
- Second place: University of Indianapolis, Purdue University, and Earlham College
- Third place: Franklin College, Earlham College, IUPUI and University of Indianapolis
Associate’s degree track winning teams included students from:
- First place: Vincennes University, St. Joseph’s College of Marian University, and Ivy Tech Fort Wayne
- Second place: Ivy Tech and Marian University
- Third place: Ivy Tech and Vincennes University
The winning teams took home $5,000 for first place, with second and third place teams taking home $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.
“The Conexus Indiana Case Competition is designed to encourage college students to use what they’ve learned in the classroom in a simulated real-world environment,” Brad Rhorer, Conexus Indiana chief talent programs officer, said. “Students should seize as many opportunities as possible to use their skills before graduating, and Conexus is proud to offer a program that provides them that chance and exposes them to the dynamic careers available in advanced manufacturing and logistics.”
The Conexus Indiana Case Competition is held annually to encourage college students to practice real-life decision-making and problem-solving skills. This marked the first year that students were divided into 2-year college and 4-year college tracts, with each tract receiving a different case.
Ball State University
Holy Cross College
Indiana State University
Indiana University Fort Wayne
Miami University of Ohio
Michigan State University
Northern Illinois University
Purdue Fort Wayne
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
University of Evansville
University of Indianapolis
University of Louisville
University of Michigan – Dearborn
University of Southern Indiana
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Ivy Tech Community College
The Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership
Merchandise Warehouse Co., Inc.
Backhaul Direct, LLC
Aisin USA Mfg., Inc.
TS Tech Indiana, LLC
Greenville Technology, Inc.
Nanshan America AAT
Major Tool & Machine
Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive, Inc.
Circle City Cryogenics
Advanced Bearing Materials, LLC
Quality Mill Supply
University of Evansville
GKN Sinter Metals
About Conexus Indiana
For more than a decade, Conexus Indiana, one of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) non-profit initiatives, has been positioning the Hoosier State as the best place for advanced manufacturing and logistics industries to invest, employ and succeed. By collaborating with industry, academic and public sector partners on a shared vision for an innovative, skilled workforce and stronger business climate, Conexus Indiana has helped to create opportunities for advanced manufacturing and logistics companies, prepare Hoosiers to succeed in the state’s largest industry sectors and maintain Indiana’s competitive advantage. For more information, go to www.ConexusIndiana.com.