Angola, IN, United States
Angola, IN, United States

Trine University, formerly known as Tri-State University, is a private post-secondary institution located in Angola, Indiana. The school was founded in 1884, and offers degrees in the arts and science, business, education and engineering. Trine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It operates several satellite campuses across northern and central Indiana. Wikipedia.

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News Article | February 27, 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has released its list of Indiana’s Best Online Schools for 2017. Of the 31 four-year schools ranked, Purdue University, Indiana University, Ball State University, Valparaiso University and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis came in as the top five. Two of Indiana’s two-year universities, Ancilla College and Ivy Tech Community College, were also honored. “As online educational technology improves, students in Indiana are becoming more inclined to earn degrees outside of a traditional classroom,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The schools on our list exemplify the best aspects of an online education: high quality curriculum, strong graduation rates and post-college career resources.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, Iowa colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit schools. Each college is also ranked on more than a dozen unique data points that include student resources, total online program offerings and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Indiana for 2017 include the following: Anderson University Ball State University Bethel College-Indiana Calumet College of Saint Joseph Grace College and Theological Seminary Huntington University Indiana Institute of Technology Indiana State University Indiana University Indiana University-East Indiana University-Kokomo Indiana University-Northwest Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indiana University-South Bend Indiana University-Southeast Indiana Wesleyan University Manchester University Marian University Oakland City University Ottawa University-Jeffersonville Purdue University Northwest Purdue University-Main Campus Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Taylor University Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses University of Indianapolis University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne University of Southern Indiana Valparaiso University Vincennes University ### About Us: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

News Article | December 2, 2016

— The most recent report released by EDsmart ranks the fastest online degree programs at the associates, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree-levels. A total of 20 online degree programs were ranked by the duration and cost of program. Data was gathered from each schools’ website. Along with rankings, EDsmart includes pertinent information about each ranked school’s accelerated online program offerings. For the associates degree, Azusa Pacific University leads with a 12-month, $24,000 Associates of Art in Health Sciences. For the bachelor’s degree, Mercy College offers a 12-month, $89,760 Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management. For the Master’s degree, Trine University offers a 12-month, $14,000 Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice program. At the Doctorate degree-level, Breyer State University offers a 12-month, $3,500 Doctoral Degree in Grief Counseling. In ranking order, here are fastest accelerated online degree programs for the 2016-2017 academic year: 1. Trine University 2. Southern New Hampshire University 3. University of North Texas 4. University of Miami 5. Ball State University 1. Breyer State University 2. University of Florida 3. University of Arkansas 4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 5. University of Southern California *See the full rankings here According to Tyson Stevens, managing editor for EDsmart, “If a student is ambitious and wants to speed up the process of obtaining a degree, there are now programs that can fulfill that need.” He concludes, “Not only are these programs fast, they are very affordable and can be completed from the comfort of one’s own home if wanted. I wouldn’t be surprised if more schools follow suit in the near future.” EDsmart reviews publicly available data to produce independent ranking assessments of various educational programs, in addition to student guides and resources. The site is regularly updated by a committed team of writers and researchers, who produce college rankings and resources that will help prospective and current college students make informed decisions. For more information, please visit

News Article | October 28, 2016

A list of the Best Online Colleges in Indiana for 2016-2017 has been released by leading online higher education information provider Measuring a dozen different data sets provided by schools across the state, the site found Indiana State University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Huntington University, Oakland City University and Ivy Tech Community College earned the highest marks for the best overall combination of cost, quality, variety and flexibility in online education. "Only three out of every ten students at Indiana colleges finishes a four-year degree on time,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "Schools on this list are offering students more flexible learning options by way of top-quality online education programs. This provides an alternative opportunity for students to hit their on-time graduation goals, and is a great resource for students seeking.” In order to be considered for the list, schools are required to meet specific base criteria. Each institution on the Best list must hold accreditation and be a public or private not-for-profit entity. To meet the site’s affordability standards, each school must offer in-state tuition under $5,000 per year to qualify for the two-year colleges list, and under $25,000 to qualify for the four-year colleges list. Each qualifying school is scored and ranked based on a unique value-based formula. More information on the 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Indiana ranking, including school scores, data analysis and methodology details visit the link below: Schools recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Indiana: Ball State University Calumet College of Saint Joseph Crossroads Bible College Grace College and Theological Seminary Huntington University Indiana Institute of Technology Indiana State University Indiana University - Bloomington Indiana University - East Indiana University - Kokomo Indiana University - Northwest Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis Indiana University - South Bend Indiana University - Southeast Indiana Wesleyan University Ivy Tech Community College Oakland City University Ottawa University - Jeffersonville Purdue University - Calumet Campus Trine University University of Southern Indiana Vincennes University began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

Jorgensen P.,University of Iowa | Tian F.,Trine University
Journal of Machine Learning Research | Year: 2015

We study reproducing kernels, and associated reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces (RKHSs) JE over infinite, discrete and countable sets V. In this setting we analyze in detail the distributions of the corresponding Dirac point-masses of V. Illustrations include certain models from neural networks: An Extreme Learning Machine (ELM) is a neural networkconfiguration in which a hidden layer of weights are randomly sampled, and where the object is then to compute resulting output. For RKHSs JE of functions defined on a prescribed countable infinite discrete set V, we characterize those which contain the Dirac masses dx for all points x in V. Further examples and applications where this question plays an important role are: (i) discrete Brownian motion-Hilbert spaces, i.e., discrete versions of the Cameron-Martin Hilbert space; (ii) energy-Hilbert spaces corresponding to graph-Laplacians where the set V of vertices is then equipped with a resistance metric; and finally (iii) the study of Gaussian free fields. © 2015 Palle Jorgensen and Feng Tian.

Canino J.V.,Trine University
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings | Year: 2015

Recently, significant numbers of instructors in higher education have employed the flipped classroom, or inverted classroom, pedagogy. Studies have found varying degrees of success of the flipped classroom in increasing student achievement. However, previous results from the author indicate that a significant time investment by the instructor is required to produce the required content for a flipped classroom. The Think-Pair-Share pedagogy is one of many active learning methods that have been shown to be successful in increasing student performance over non-active lectures. Furthermore, most teachers agree that incorporating Think-Pair-Share questions into their lectures does not require too much time reworking their notes. The goal of this research was to determine if student performance in thermodynamics on both computational and conceptual questions was increased when the flipped classroom model was used compared to students who were instructed using the Think-Pair-Share model. For this study in the Fall of 2013, two sections of thermodynamics at Trine University were taught by the same instructor using the same homework and exams. For the first section (N = 20) the students were instructed using the flipped classroom model. For the second section (N = 8) the students were instructed using the Think-Pair-Share model. While the relatively small number of students limits the statistical significance of this study, results indicate that there was no difference between the educational performance of these two groups on either computational or conceptual tasks as indicated by their exam scores. However, students in the flipped classroom did state that they enjoyed the flipped classroom model and wished that more faculty members used this method. © American Society for Engineering Education, 2015.

Park K.,Trine University
Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology | Year: 2014

The position of the torso and the magnitude of exertion are thought to influence the distribution pattern of intervertebral movements within the lumbar spine. Abnormal intervertebral movements have been correlated with the risk of spine injuries. Since the capability to measure movement distribution within the lumbar spine noninvasively is limited, a convenient method to diagnose joint motion function was proposed. The goal of this research was to test the efficacy of the instantaneous axis of rotation for assessment of the distribution of movement within the lumbar spine. The proposed method was evaluated in the biomechanical model. The results showed that the location of instantaneous axis of rotation lowered with increased trunk exertion force, and slightly moved higher with increased trunk angle. Recognizing that abnormal location of the instantaneous axis of rotation correlated with spinal pain, these results suggest potential the location of the instantaneous axis of rotation relates to the risk of low back pain on distributed spinal kinematics. © 2014, The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Jensen R.,Trine University
Physics Procedia | Year: 2011

In this article it is argued, that the universe cannot be modeled as a space-time manifold. A theorem of geometry provides that null geodesics on a space-time manifold which begin at the same point with the same initial tangent vector are unique. But in reality, light originating from a single point with a given initial direction does not travel along a unique null geodesic path when a massive object attracts it, in particular when the massive object is in an indefinite location. Therefore, the universe cannot be described as a space-time manifold. It is then argued that the universe is a superposition of space-time manifolds, where the manifolds form a Hilbert space over the complex numbers. ©2011 Published by Elsevier B.V. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of Institute for Advanced Studies in the Space, Propulsion and Energy Sciences.

Batson B.,Trine University
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings | Year: 2016

Some one-to-one comparisons of the inverted mode of course material delivery versus conventional, in-person lecture mode have shown no significant difference in student learning between the two (Canino1). Experience shows that inverting a course is a time-consuming process. To justify the additional work required to invert courses, the present study looks beyond a direct comparison. Some of the reasons are predicated on the fact that video lectures used for inverted courses tend to be significantly shorter in duration than the associated class time. Others are due to class time being freed up for uses other than lecture. Among other things, these facts present opportunities to cover course material more completely and to better assess student learning compared to conventional lecturer mode. © American Society for Engineering Education, 2016.

Trine University | Date: 2012-11-20

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Trine University | Date: 2012-11-20

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