Advisor of the year award presented to biology student & alumni services coordinator
INDIANAPOLIS -- Alexander is the student & alumni services coordinator for the Indiana University-Purdue University School of Science Department of Biology. She has been with the department since 2008 and has served as a student advisor for 23 years.
More than 10 letters of recommendation from students, staff and faculty supported Alexander’s nomination for the award.
Science students honored by IUPUI Center for Research and Learning
INDIANAPOLIS – Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Simon J. Atkinson conferred upon Jared Thomas the inaugural Richard E. Ward Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Recognition Award. A Bridges to the Baccalaureate and IUPUI Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP) scholar, Jared is a biotechnology major and an aspiring bioethicist.
Six Science students honored with 2016 Plater Medallion
INDIANAPOLIS -- Six undergraduate students received the award: Kaitlyn Engle, Morgan Moran, Greg Rothchild, Kamilah Walters, Bryce Wray-Nelson, and Lauren Yoder.
Associate professor, chair receives national physics teaching award
This award is given in recognition of contributions to undergraduate physics teaching and awardees are chosen for their extraordinary accomplishments in communicating the excitement of physics to their students. John Wiley & Sons is the principal source of funding for this award, through its donation to the AAPT.
National Kidney Month: IUPUI biologist develops treatments for polycystic kidney disease
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bonnie Blazer-Yost, professor of biology, said the disease equally affects people across gender, race and ethnicity. It can dramatically change the kidneys' appearance and function.
IUPUI researchers use stem cells to identify cellular processes related to glaucoma
INDIANAPOLIS -- Their goal is the development of therapies to prevent or cure glaucoma.
In addition to glaucoma, a group of degenerative diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness, this work has potential implications for treatment of optic- nerve injuries of the types incurred by soldiers in combat or athletes in contact sports.
IUPUI psychologists explore pain in Hispanic Americans
INDIANAPOLIS -- The first work of its type was conducted by researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis led by clinical health psychologist Adam T. Hirsh.
While the IUPUI researchers found that Hispanic Americans reported fewer pain conditions, they also found that Hispanics reported greater pain sensitivity and less pain tolerance in laboratory-based studies than non-Hispanic white Americans.
School of Science announces record number of Top 100 Students for 2016
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".
2016 IUPUI Computer Science Day
INDIANAPOLIS — Through this event, IUPUI School of Science is meeting President Barack Obama’s initiative Computer Science for All,which seeks to empower K-12 students to become active citizens in our technology-driven world.
High school physics researcher named a 2016 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
INDIANAPOLIS – Carmel High School student Sreya Vemuri was named a finalist by the Intel Corporation and the Society for Science & the Public. Vemuri has completed theoretical physics research with Yogesh Joglekar, associate professor of physics for the School of Science at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
“Sreya has been a phenomenal high-school student, carrying out research at a level that is more typical of a senior undergraduate or graduate student in theoretical physics,” Joglekar said.