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Eight Science students receive 2017 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.

IUPUI researcher weighs in on fairy circles of Namibia

INDIANAPOLIS -- Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of the coastal Namib Desert, stretching from southern Angola to northern South Africa. They range in size from about 12 feet to about 114 feet, consisting of bare patches of soil surrounded by rings of grass. The origins of the circles have long been debated by researchers. 

How bacteria hunt other bacteria

INDIANAPOLIS -- A study published March 28 in Biophysical Journal sheds light on this question, revealing that the bacterial predator Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus (BV) homes in on its target by taking advantage of fluid forces generated by its own swimming movements and those of its prey. These hydrodynamic flow fields bring the bacteria in close proximity, giving BV a greater chance of successful attack.

NSF-funded IUPUI study of non-rainfall water in Namib Desert reveals unexpected origins

INDIANAPOLIS -- In a study conducted in one of the world's oldest and most biologically diverse deserts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis scientists explore the origins of water other than rainfall and are identifying multiple origins. The study, supported by the National Science Foundation, is the first to report that the ocean is not the sole source of life-sustaining fog and dew for numerous plants and animals living in the Namib Desert. 

School of Science announces new record number of Top 100 Students for 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – "We congratulate all of the Top 100 honorees," said School of Science Dean Simon Rhodes. "At IUPUI and in the School of Science, our students combine academic excellence with a unique environment where they can also develop remarkable research, leadership and community engagement skills".

Winners announced for 11th annual Computer Science Day at IUPUI

INDIANAPOLIS – Organized by the IUPUI Department of Computer and Information Science and sponsored by Kinney Group, TechPoint Foundation for Youth, IUPUI Computer Science Club and the School of Science Undergraduate Student Council, Computer Science Day held competitions in three categories: game programming, intermediate programming + problem solving or advanced programming + problem solving. 

 

Waiting to be sold: IUPUI researchers develop model to predict probability of home sales

INDIANAPOLIS -- "We went to the websites that homebuyers and sellers visit  -- trulia.com, zillow.com and redfin.com," said Mohammad Al Hasan, associate professor of computer and information science, who led the house-selling probability study. "There was a lot of information to help in the decision-making process for both buyers and sellers, but what was missing was the answer to 'how long does it take for a house to be sold after it first appears in the listing?'"

USDA grant awarded to Computer Science Faculty

INDIANAPOLIS -- Their research in collaboration with Dr. Meghna Babbar-Sebens of Oregon State University will develop a novel computer-aided decision support tool, Inter ACTWEL (Interactive Adaptation and Collaboration Tool for managing Water, Energy and Land), a secure and intelligent coordination hub for food, energy and water stakeholders in local communities interested in adaptive management of shared natural resources

Los 5 pasos que los estudiantes pueden tomar para prepararse para la universidad

"Me encanta enseñar la escuela intermedia porque los niños están en la edad en la que todavía son increíblemente abiertos de mente", dijo Ramirez. "Especialmente estudiantes de 6to grado-todo es tan nuevo para ellos. Es un buen momento para inculcar una pasión por la ciencia y el aprendizaje. 

Bryan dice que se necesita algo más que buenas calificaciones para tener éxito en la universidad. Aquí están sus 5 consejos para los estudiantes de secundaria y la escuela intermedia para prepararse para el éxito. 

IUPUI study finds participants feel moral outrage toward those who decide to not have children

INDIANAPOLIS --  Yet evidence suggests that voluntarily child-free people are stigmatized for this decision, according to a study published in the March 2017 edition of Sex Roles: A Journal of Research.

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