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NSF-funded IUPUI study of non-rainfall water in Namib Desert reveals unexpected origins

INDIANAPOLIS -- In a study conducted in one of the world's oldest and most biologically diverse deserts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis scientists explore the origins of water other than rainfall and are identifying multiple origins. The study, supported by the National Science Foundation, is the first to report that the ocean is not the sole source of life-sustaining fog and dew for numerous plants and animals living in the Namib Desert. 

School of Science announces new record number of Top 100 Students for 2017

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".

IUPUI study: Climate change drove population decline in New World before Europeans arrived

IUPUI study: Climate change drove population decline in New World before Europeans arrived

INDIANAPOLIS -- What caused the rapid disappearance of a vibrant Native American agrarian culture that lived in urban settlements from the Ohio River Valley to the Mississippi River Valley in the two centuries preceding the European settlement of North America? In a new study, researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis reconstructed and analyzed 2,100 years of temperature and precipitation data -- and point the finger at climate change.

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    Applied Earth Sciences Ph.D. Ph.D.

    Students entering the AES PhD program will come from a range of science backgrounds, but will share a common interest in studying...

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    Geology M.S. M.S.

    The Department of Earth Sciences graduate program leads to a Master of Science degree from Indiana University.

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    Geology Minor Minor

    The minor in geology is designed to complement students majoring in another program on campus related to the earth sciences.

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    Geology B.A. B.A.

    This degree allows students to create an academic concentration in another field that uses geology as a basis for various careers.

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    Earth Science Secondary School Teaching B.A. B.A.

    At IUPUI, students majoring in secondary math or science education will receive their bachelor's degrees from the School of...

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    Geology B.S. B.S.

    A bachelor degree in geology gives a student a solid, interdisciplinary background in the sciences.

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