IUPUI faculty receive $1.5 million grant to prepare new STEM teachers
INDIANAPOLIS -- A team of six IUPUI faculty members has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant to prepare undergraduate students for careers as secondary STEM teachers. The award comes from the National Science Foundation Robert NoyceTeacher Scholarship Program, which seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science -- including engineering and computer science -- teachers.
Nine Science students receive 2018 Plater Medallion
INDIANAPOLIS – The William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion is designed to honor graduating IUPUI students who have shown an exemplary commitment to the community and who have developed an ethic of civic mindedness. This engagement includes activities such as volunteer or pro-bono service at a non-profit agency, participation in service learning courses, voluntary service abroad or involvement with a faculty member on a community-based research project.
Bucking tradition, family man Jake Whiteside graduates with neuroscience, Chinese combo
Before coming to campus, Whiteside was home-schooled. He moved out at 17 years old to fix up a mobile home, plumbing included, for the woman who became his wife shortly after his 18th birthday. Just weeks shy of commencement, he already has two young children. He'll also have two degrees, and even they aren't a common combination.
It would be easy to think that a trailblazer has to travel alone. In Whiteside's case, however, his success along nontraditional paths has been achieved largely with limitless support from those around him.
School of Science announces Top 100 Students for 2018
INDIANAPOLIS – With 41 students on this year’s Top 100 list, nearly half of the students recognized are enrolled in the School of Science. This year’s Top 100 honorees were recognized at the annual awards dinner where the Top 10 students and Top student were also named.
A panel of alumni, faculty and staff select the top students based on nominations by faculty and staff. The students who were selected show strength in scholastic achievement, collegiate and co-curricular activities and civic/community service.
CS grad students research accepted at High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing conference.
INDIANAPOLIS- Computer Science PhD students Yuankun Fu and Feng Li (advised by Professor Fengguang Song) submitted research on the performance analysis and optimization of In-situ integration of simulation with data analysis: zipping applications up.
International symposium on chemistry education honors IUPUI's Pratibha Varma-Nelson
INDIANAPOLIS -- Leading figures in science education are gathering this week for a symposium honoring Pratibha Varma-Nelson of IUPUI, this year's recipient of the American Chemical Society's George Pimentel Award.
IUPUI field-data study finds no evidence of racial bias in predictive policing
INDIANAPOLIS - While predictive policing aims to improve the effectiveness of police patrols, there is concern that these algorithms may lead police to target minority communities and result in discriminatory arrests. An IUPUI School of Science computer scientist conducted the first study to look at real-time field data from Los Angeles, CA and found predictive policing did not result in biased arrests.