School of Science female leaders honored
INDIANAPOLIS – Five faculty members, four staff members and six students received recognition during the event, which took place in the Campus Center on March 28. One of the awards from the Office for Women celebrated the "IUPUI Inspirational Woman." This year's recipient was professor Jane Schultz from the Department of English in the IU School of Liberal Arts.
Other award recipients were as follows:
Veteran faculty members:
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 graduate and professional students 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:
Seven Science students named in IUPUI's 2017 top 10
INDIANAPOLIS – Selection of the 2017 most outstanding students began with faculty and staff nominating more than 2,000 students. From the top 100 students, a panel of alumni, faculty and staff chose the top 10 students. The IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR) sponsor the event.
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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.