Chemistry Alumnus Praises the Impact of Undergraduate Research

Release Date: 
May 1 2013

Joshua Horton graduated in 2012 from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He is now finishing his first year in the Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D./Ph.D.) at New York University.

The following column appeared in the April 30 edition of the Indiana LifeScience newsletter, part of Inside Indiana Business.

Joshua HortonResearch Experiences Define STEM Careers and Distinguish Graduates

Research at the undergraduate level is key to generating the highly skilled workforce that will foster the growth of Indiana’s technology-driven economy.

As a continuing research student seeking an M.D./Ph.D., I am still deeply influenced by the research experiences offered to me as an undergraduate in the School of Science at IUPUI. Research drives innovative breakthroughs and the expansion of scientific knowledge. It also trains students to be skilled, critical thinkers, a necessity as Indiana continues to grow into a national leader in the life-health sciences. Thankfully, Hoosier universities are devoting more focus to providing meaningful research experiences that help young scientists better focus their careers and define the impact they want to have on their field.

Read the full column in Inside Indiana Business.