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Math Stories

April 2019
Mathematical Sciences
Alumni & Donor
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 & Donor
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 & Donor
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 & Donor
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 & Donor
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 & Donor
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 & Donor
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.