Get Involved

Join Our Pursuit of Knowledge

Would you like to engage in the effort of exploring open digital innovation? Our research center is open to collaboration on interesting and cool projects relevant to the broad topic. If you have an interesting concept you would like to propose to the team, reach out to us!


As an undergraduate or graduate student, you can become involved in the Open Digital Innovation field at RCODI.


If you want to engage with the research center on an ongoing project, browse our projects and send us a cover letter expressing interest in a project and explaining why you might be a good fit. Things to write about: include why you are interested in the concept, how you would like to be involved, and what you can contribute. You can email us at with your letter and you will hear back from us shortly!

Become an IronHacker

Are you interested in data science and would like to use real-world data to make a difference? Join IronHacks, our data science challenge platform that refines your skills and solves real problems.

Interested in learning?

Get involved by taking classes or enroll in an Open Digital Innovation degree

Donors & Sponsors

If you are interested in donating towards ROCDI and its endeavors, please fill out this form to contribute here!

Research Fellows

We are seeking talent to join the team and industry partners to create business value and offer new frontiers of knowledge.

Fellowship programs are great opportunities to collaborate and expand areas of research to benefit corporations and industry partners. There are thousands of researchers worldwide that are investigating in different fields related to our center and we are eager to create interdisciplinary research projects with scholars and fellows.

See what we have open to conduct research with the Center by browsing our Active Projects widget. If you are interested, please forward your resume and a cover letter expressing interest in an active project (or potentially propogate a project of your own). You can email us at with your letter and you will hear back from us shortly!.

If you want to apply as a visiting scholar or fellow to be part of our research areas and contribute of cutting-edge knowledge, please, send us an email here


Interested in partnering up with us? Our center is always open to collaborating with sharp minds in the field of Open Digital Innovation. Let us know what your area of interest have.

IronHacks Partners

If you are interested in being a partner of RCODI’s IronHacks, contact us for more information on different ways to partner with us in designing exciting app development challenges that lead to novel apps and data science solutions. If you like tackling real-world industry challenges through virtual app development, check out our Purdue IronHacks competitions. Purdue IronHacks promotes open data and open source innovation and creativity. The Research Center for Open Digital Innovation hosts 4 IronHacks events each year, and none of them would be possible without the great deal of hard work, time and help we get from our students and our sponsors.

Award Sponsor

If you are interested in being an Award Sponsor for RCODI’s IronHacks, you can mail your contribution (made payable to Purdue Foundation) here.

Keynote Speaking

If you want to gain cutting-edge insights from a renowned expert, invite Professor Brunswicker to be a speaker at your next conference by emailing