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IUPUI ecohydrologist studies fog, dew and other novel water sources for dryland vegetation

INDIANAPOLIS -- His work is supported by a new CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. 

Drylands, which are expanding, currently cover nearly 40 percent of the globe and are home to approximately 2.5 billion people. In the United States, these arid areas are found in southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and portions of the Great Plains. With global warming, more areas in the United States and around the world are becoming increasingly dry and desert-like.

Biology graduate student places third in regional 3MT competition

INDIANAPOLIS – The 3MT® competition was developed by the University of Queensland, Australia and challenges Ph.D. students to effectively communicate their research to a non-specialist audience in the three minutes with only one slide without a script or cue cards.

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".

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