Physics student helps team win Aeronautics and Astronautics competition
INDIANAPOLIS -- The team's project, a plasma hot jet-ignition was funded by the IUPUI Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI).
School of Science honors record number of graduates in 2016
INDIANAPOLIS — The graduating class of 2016 consists of a record 582 bachelor's degree recipients, 153 master's degree recipients and 30 doctoral degree recipients.
School of Science Dean Simon Rhodes introduced the class of 2016 with a few remarks about the impact an IUPUI education has.
David Malik appointed to key IUPUI senior leadership position
INDIANAPOLIS – Malik, who currently serves as the interim chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the School of Science and previously held the position of executive vice chancellor of academic affairs at IU Northwest, has been appointed interim associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education and dean of University College, succeeding Stephen Hundley. A national search for a permanent successor to this position will begin in the fall.
Biology faculty member and chemistry student honored as IUPUI women leaders
INDIANAPOLIS -- Kathleen Marrs, School of Science, associate professor of biology, earned recognition as a veteran faculty member. Amna Sohail, bachelor of arts in chemistry, recieved a student award.
The celebration included a keynote address by Kristin Syvantek Garvey, the executive director of the Indiana Commission on Women.
Founding executive director named to head STEM institute
INDIANAPOLIS -- The institute builds upon IUPUI’s substantial strengths in science, technology, engineering and math education and research. It is dedicated to the development, dissemination and promotion of STEM education programs and initiatives across the campus and in collaboration with external partners.
School of Science graduate students named to IUPUI's Elite 50
INDIANAPOLIS -- The purpose of the Elite 50 is to recognize and reward achievement outside the classroom among IUPUI’s 8,100 graduate and professional student population. The Elite 50 represent the top one half of one percent of the graduate and professional student body at IUPUI. Since awards for academic accomplishments already exist, the Elite 50 mainly focuses on achievements outside of the classroom.
The School of Science honorees are:
School of Science announces $1M gift from Alexander and Elizabeth Its, mathematical science faculty members
INDIANAPOLIS -- The gift from Distinguished Professor Alexander R. Its and associate research professor Elizabeth N. Its will endow a professorship within the department and an undergraduate scholarship for an honors student.
The gift honors the couple's commitment and gratitude to the School and is one of the largest estate gifts ever committed by a faculty member from the School of Science at IUPUI.
Researchers have identified critical factors that determine drought vulnerability of wheat, maize
INDIANAPOLIS -- The study, "Global Synthesis of Drought Effects on Maize and Wheat Production," was published today in the journal PloS One.
"Our food source depends heavily on cereals, yet their agricultural production is greatly affected by drought," Wang said. "Ultimately, this information can be used to guide agricultural planning and minimize crop loss due to drought."
Researcher studies connection between geometry and physics
Science student places second in annual JagStart competition
INDIANAPOLIS -- The answer is "yes" to both questions, say entrepreneurial-minded students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, who competed to win part of the $5,500 purse at JagStart, the IUPUI student idea pitch competition.
A smartphone application to encourage people to moderate their phone usage as a way to give to charity won first place in the 2016 edition of the annual contest, which took place in March in the Lilly Auditorium at University Library on the IUPUI campus.