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Researchers examine how to minimize drought impact on important food crops

INDIANAPOLIS --  In an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis research paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers provide information that could help agricultural planning and management to minimize drought-induced yield losses.

Legumes, which include peas, beans, peanuts and alfalfa, are grown in almost every climatic region and are second only to cereals in terms of contribution to food security.

Gilhooly invited to Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium

INDIANAPOLIS -- The symposium series, sponsored by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the U.S. Agency for International Development, gives distinguished young scientists an overview of cutting edge science in a wide-ranging set of disciplines. Attendees are nominated and selected by a committee of NAS members.

Conference seeks to inspire high school girls' interest in in STEM careers

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 135 girls will attend the three-day Girls in STEM MAEOPP Pre-College Student Leadership Conference beginning May 29. The students are from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Eight School of Science Graduate Students Named to IUPUI's Elite 50

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eight School of Science graduate students were honored as an Elite 50, and one placed in the Premier 10, during the ceremony on April 15.

School of Science presents awards at the 41st Annual Honors Convocation

INDIANAPOLIS-- The event honored scholarship winners and outstanding students across all science departments.

Associate Dean of the School of Science and associate professor of biology, Kathy Marrs, served as the mistress of ceremonies. Robert L. Smith, M.B.A., President of the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility at Eli Lilly and Company provided the keynote address at the ceremony.

The following school awards were issued:

 School of Science Awards

Faculty and staff awards:

Geologist named fellow of Geological Society of America

Department of Earth Sciences faculty member Kathy Licht has been named fellow of the Geological Society of America in recognition of her contributions to the geosciences through research, teaching, publication and service. Licht is an associate professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.  

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