# Math Stories

April 2019

Mathematical Sciences

Alumni

Tim Poe

Applied Mathematics | alumnus

Tim Poe has stuck with his dream since he was 3 years old and watched a space shuttle launch on TV.

March 2019

Mathematical Sciences, Physics

Undergraduate

Grace Mattingly

Physics & Applied Mathematics | undergraduate

December 2018

Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Isaac Poplin

Isaac Poplin | Actuarial Science, Undergraduate

For Isaac Poplin, mathematics is more than his major—it’s the way he thinks.

October 2018

Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Michael Stottlemyer

Mathematics, Undergraduate

In his three years at IUPUI, senior and secondary math education major Michael Stottlemyer has made significant contributions to campus, contributions that by all accounts promise to have a lasting impact.

October 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Theresa, Jake and Jeremy Yardas

2017 Alumni, B.S. Actuarial Science

To say that Theresa Yardas and her sons Jake and Jeremy love math is an understatement.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Leonid Rubchinsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

It’s not second nature to relate mathematical science to Parkinson’s Disease, but for School of Science Associate Professor Leonid Rubchinsky, the two have shaped his career.

May 2017

Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Dean's Office, Earth Sciences, Forensic & Investigative Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics

Undergraduate

Nigam Arora

Interdisciplinary Studies, Undergraduate

Nigam Arora’s academic interest lies in a field with which few are familiar – cellular energetics – but in the not too distant future this field may help provide answers in the search for renewable energy options.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Bill Karr

Mathematics, Undergraduate

I am young eager mathematician on my way to graduate school to learn as much mathematics as possible.

May 2017

Dean's Office, Mathematical Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Giovanna Guidoboni, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

The cross-disciplinary collaborations that happen everyday around the IUPUI campus create the perfect environment for researchers with diverse backgrounds like Giovanna Guidoboni, an associate professor of mathematics.

May 2017

Dean's Office, Mathematical Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Alexander Its, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

Listening to acclaimed mathematics professor Alexander Its, it’s possible for people to contemplate a career in math if they are dedicated and willing to see the beauty of math much as they would look for significance in a piece of art.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Tyler Foxworthy

Mathematics, Undergraduate

For most people, the sheet music of a symphony by Bach or Beethoven is as indecipherable as a four-page mathematical proof or a world-changing algorithm.

May 2017

Computer & Information Science, Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Patrick Burton

Computer Science, Mathematics, Undergraduate

A computer virus may be responsible for School of Science sophomore Patrick Burton majoring in computer and information science (CIS) at IUPUI.

May 2017

Computer & Information Science, Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Jennifer Kieffaber

Computer Science, Undergraduate

Jennifer Kieffaber doesn’t put much stock into how a computer scientist should look or act.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Caris Daily

Mathematics, Undergraduate

From that first stint as an algebra tutor as a high school sophomore, Caris Daily knew she wanted to spend her career mentoring people in the classroom.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Alumni

Karl Liechty

2010 Alumnus, Ph.D. Mathematics, Post-Doc, University of Michigan

One would never think of discussing a math problem with a jazz musician or asking a mathematics Ph.D. to play alto sax.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Lauren Lembcke

Mathematics, Undergraduate

The phrase “aha moment” actually appears in the Merriam Webster’s dictionary, defined as “a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition or comprehension.”

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences, Physics

Undergraduate

Anna Mirza

Physics, Mathematics, Undergraduate

The first thing that one might notice about Qurat-ul-Ann “Anna” Mirza is her hijab—it’s usually brightly colored.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Alumni

Igor Minevich

2009 Alumnus, B.S. Mathematics, Ph.D. Student, Brown University

A native of Ukraine, Igor and his family moved to Indiana when he was 9.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Alumni

Samir Kulkami

2002 Alumnus, B.S. Mathematics

Sometimes, fate moves you down an unexpected path.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Stacey Abshire

Mathematics, Undergraduate

It’s tough to decide your future while in high school, but for Stacey Abshire a lucky break came in the form of the IUPUI High School Math Contest.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Alumni

Marianne Mckenzie

2011 Alumna, B.S. Mathematics, 2012 Graduate University of Oxford

Marianne McKenzie never dreamed her love of mathematics would take her very far, certainly not overseas, but the School of Science alumna learned early in her time at IUPUI the difference the right encouragement and support can make.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Anthony Aguilar

Mathematics, Undergraduate

If you ask Anthony Aguilar when his interest in science and math began, he’ll tell you how he drew himself in a lab coat surrounded by beakers when he was in first grade.

May 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Alumni

Natasha Arora and Igor Minevich

2007 Alumna, Ph.D. Brown University, 2009 Alumnus, Ph.D. Harvard University

For Igor Minevich and Natasha Arora, the IUPUI Bepko Scholarship was both a ticket to an expenses-paid education and serendipitous matchmaker.

April 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Alumni

John Kupferschmid

1978 Alumnus, B.S. Mathematics, Pre-Med

Studying mathematics may not be the most common path to a medical career, but for John Kupferschmid, M.D., it built his spatial reasoning for tasks such as crafting valves for the tiniest of hearts.