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The School of Science celebrates a successful year at the eighth annual IUPUI Regatta

INDIANAPOLIS – Eleven Science-affiliated teams competed and the Science Alumni 1 team, consisting of Justin Kosiba, Jeremy Sherer, Dillon Etter and Whitney Walker, took home fifth place in the co-ed division.

Walker, a 2016 interdisciplinary studies alumna, was excited to row for the first time as a Science alumna.

“I couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming and supportive team,” Walker said. “Regatta is one of my favorite ways to reconnect with the sense of community I had as a Science undergraduate.”

Science alumna wins graduate student award

INDIANAPOLIS -- Patel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on neuroscience from the IUPUI School of Science. She completed her doctoral degree in the Medical Neuroscience Graduate Program at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) under the guidance of Theodore Cummins, Ph.D.

John T. Hazer Distinguished Psychology Alumni awardees announced

INDIANAPOLIS – At the ceremony, Larry Williams and Margaret (Peg) Williams were recognized for their contributions to the field of industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology. Larry Williams’s Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) was noted as an invaluable research and teaching resource for the social sciences and Margaret Williams’s research on leadership, compensation and work-life issues was acknowledged as paving the way for women in academia.

Ten Science and Math Doctoral Degrees Now Awarded from IUPUI Campus

INDIANAPOLIS -- The decisions mean that six Purdue science and math doctoral degrees will now be awarded from the Indianapolis campus, reflecting the programs' national prominence and success in obtaining external funding. These are long existing programs that have graduated many successful students.Previously, students enrolled in these programs at IUPUI but the degrees were credited to the West Lafayette campus.

IUPUI ranked a top university by U.S. News and World Report

INDIANAPOLIS -- IUPUI’s programs for incoming freshman and undergraduate success were highlighted in the report, including its first-year experiences, which help freshman feel more connected to campus. IUPUI was also recognized for its learning communities and service-learning programs.

IUPUI is tied for 197th in national universities and tied for 106th in top public schools. 

School of Science alumnus endows $500,000 scholarship to provide graduation boost

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kent Hawryluk earned a master's degree in biology from the school in 2013. The Hawryluk Family Scholarship will provide funding for junior or senior science students to take essential coursework required for graduation. This scholarship will be awarded to students with a strong academic record and who work while attending the School of Science. Juniors and seniors will apply directly for these essential funds to help them complete their degree. 

Study: During drought, dry air can stress plants more than dry soil

INDIANAPOLIS -- The finding suggests that models used to gauge the impact of drought on ecosystems should be refined to more accurately account for the role of low atmospheric humidity. It will become more important in the future, as the Earth’s climate grows warmer and lower humidity has an increasing impact.

IUPUI diversity researcher to co-edit special journal issue focusing on Black Lives Matter

INDIANAPOLIS -- Among the project's goals, said Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, an associate professor of psychology in the School of Science, is to collect a volume of interdisciplinary manuscripts that seeks to:

Life-Health Sciences Internship Program celebrates 10 years of accomplishments

INDIANAPOLIS -- Over the last decade, the program has placed more than 500 sophomores and juniors in internships focused on health and life science fields, providing them with a critical asset when they seek employment upon graduation: experience.

Last year, 197 students applied to the program, which has funding to place 75 students into internships that begin in August and continue through the academic year. There are more than 60 internship sites available to the students.

Department of Biology announces new chair

INDIANAPOLIS -- An internationally recognized researcher and educator, Cummins joins the School from the IU School of Medicine where he was a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.  Previous academic appointments include director of Pain Basic Science Research Group at the Stark Neuroscience Research Institute and assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine.

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