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School of Science welcomes new Chair of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

INDIANAPOLIS -- Before joining the IUPUI School of Science, Basu spent the last 22 years in education, research, service and administration at University of Arizona, University of Pittsburgh and, Duquesne University. Additionally, he worked with nonprofit organizations such as the Society for the Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, in a variety of roles including serving as Chair of grants committees.

IUPUI continues efforts to strengthen pipeline of excellent STEM teachers

Physics student helps team win Aeronautics and Astronautics competition

INDIANAPOLIS -- The team's project, a plasma hot jet-ignition was funded by the IUPUI Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI).

School of Science honors record number of graduates in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — The graduating class of 2016 consists of a record 582 bachelor's degree recipients, 153 master's degree recipients and 30 doctoral degree recipients.

School of Science Dean Simon Rhodes introduced the class of 2016 with a few remarks about the impact an IUPUI education has.

David Malik appointed to key IUPUI senior leadership position

INDIANAPOLIS – Malik, who currently serves as the interim chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the School of Science and previously held the position of executive vice chancellor of academic affairs at IU Northwest, has been appointed interim associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education and dean of University College, succeeding Stephen Hundley. A national search for a permanent successor to this position will begin in the fall.

Biology faculty member and chemistry student honored as IUPUI women leaders

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kathleen Marrs, School of Science, associate professor of biology, earned recognition as a veteran faculty member. Amna Sohail, bachelor of arts in chemistry, recieved a student award.

The celebration included a keynote address by Kristin Syvantek Garvey, the executive director of the Indiana Commission on Women.

Founding executive director named to head STEM institute

INDIANAPOLIS -- The institute builds upon IUPUI’s substantial strengths in science, technology, engineering and math education and research. It is dedicated to the development, dissemination and promotion of STEM education programs and initiatives across the campus and in collaboration with external partners.

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 one half of one percent of the graduate and professional student body 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:

School of Science announces $1M gift from Alexander and Elizabeth Its, mathematical science faculty members

INDIANAPOLIS -- The gift from Distinguished Professor Alexander R. Its and associate research professor Elizabeth N. Its will endow a professorship within the department and an undergraduate scholarship for an honors student. 

The gift honors the couple's commitment and gratitude to the School and is one of the largest estate gifts ever committed by a faculty member from the School of Science at IUPUI.

Researchers have identified critical factors that determine drought vulnerability of wheat, maize

INDIANAPOLIS -- The study, "Global Synthesis of Drought Effects on Maize and Wheat Production," was published today in the journal PloS One.

"Our food source depends heavily on cereals, yet their agricultural production is greatly affected by drought," Wang said. "Ultimately, this information can be used to guide agricultural planning and minimize crop loss due to drought."

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