Enhanced levels of carbon dioxide are likely cause of global dryland greening, study says
INDIANAPOLIS -- The positive trend in vegetation greenness has been observed through satellite images, but the reasons for it had been unclear.
After analyzing 45 studies from eight countries, Lixin Wang, assistant professor of earth sciences in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and a Ph.D. student in Wang's group, Xuefei Lu, concluded the greening likely stems from the impact of rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide on plant water savings and consequent increases in available soil water.
IUPUI chemist receives $1.1 million for research, training of future minority researchers
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jones' $1.1 million NSF CAREER Award funds the development of a novel approach to the study of cell membrane proteins in their native cellular environment -- work fundamental to gaining a better understanding of protein misfolding, which has been linked to life-limiting human diseases including cystic fibrosis. The award also supports state-of-the-art research training for undergraduate students from historically black colleges and universities as well as both undergraduate and graduate students from IUPUI, who will work on the cutting-edge science in Jones' laboratory.
2016 IUPUI High School Mathematics Contest
INDIANAPOLIS -- We invite your students to participate and compete with students from other Indiana high schools for scholarships and prizes.
Fifth Third Bank CEO Establishes Graduate Fellowship at IUPUI School of Science
INDIANAPOLIS -- As the CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, Kabat did just that. His guiding hand and firm belief in his employees helped the corporation survive the darkest days of the Great Recession beginning in December 2007.
IUPUI develops technique for detection of illicit enhancement of racing tire performance
INDIANAPOLIS -- Using a technique they developed specially for this purpose, the IUPUI researchers, led by principal investigator John Goodpaster, Forensic and Investigative Sciences director and associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, analyzed tires from the vehicles of first-, second- and third-place finishers of midget car races across the United States. Approximately 15 percent tested positive for illicit chemical treatment.
2015 Brain Bee Winner Named During Competition on Dec. 5
INDIANAPOLIS -- Xuchen was among the youngest of contestants, competing against many experienced junior and senior students.
The Brain Bee, a twist on a traditional spelling bee, requires competitors to answer questions about the brain and nervous system until only one student, the champion, remains. Hosted by the Departments of Psychology and Biology, and the School of Science, the bee is open to students in grades 9-12.
Nanotechnology-based sensor developed to measure microRNAs in blood, speed cancer detection
INDIANAPOLIS -- In a study published in the November issue of ACS Nano, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society focusing on nanoscience and nanotechnology research, the IUPUI researchers describe their design of the novel, low-cost, nanotechnology-enabled reusable sensor. They also report on the promising results of tests of the sensor's ability to identify pancreatic cancer or indicate the existence of a benign condition by quantifying changes in levels of microRNA signatures linked to pancreatic cancer.
Seven Research Teams, Seven Continents
INDIANAPOLIS -- Faculty from the Department of Earth Sciences have been awarded several grants to research topics ranging from glacial deposits in Antarctica to arc magmatism in the North Pacific. The school has at least one team on every continent conducting high-quality research that will have a significant impact.
Africa: Lixin Wang
Filippelli Leads Climate Scientists in Penning Letter To Gov. Mike Pence
The letter says that the Pence administration needs to take action to address the real issue of climate change.
Filippelli says the reality of climate change is no longer debated by the scientific community. Yet, the Pence administration does not seem to accept that, which is holding Indiana back from being forward-thinking with technologies and innovations to revolutionize Indiana.
Filippelli says the voice of experts on climate change has been missing from the Pence administration.
IUPUI's James Hill among youngest African-American tenured professors in computer science
INDIANAPOLIS -- Hill gained that distinction in August, when his tenure appointment in the School of Science took effect. At the time, he was 33 years and five months old. Because of differences in complex university systems, it is challenging to say who is the youngest African-American to become a tenured professor in computer science, but all indications are that Hill is among the two or three youngest to achieve that mark.
The thought that he might attain this distinction came up as he was about to receive his doctorate at Vanderbilt University in 2009.