NSF grants $1.1M to IUPUI for nanotech camp for high school students, teachers
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers program, aimed to provide STEM education for underrepresented minorities, will introduce area high school students and high school teachers to the field of nanotechnology via concentrated two-week summer programs coupled with academic-year mentoring, support and research opportunities.
IUPUI develops technique for detection of illicit enhancement of racing tire performance
INDIANAPOLIS -- Using a technique they developed specially for this purpose, the IUPUI researchers, led by principal investigator John Goodpaster, Forensic and Investigative Sciences director and associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, analyzed tires from the vehicles of first-, second- and third-place finishers of midget car races across the United States. Approximately 15 percent tested positive for illicit chemical treatment.
IUPUI's James Hill among youngest African-American tenured professors in computer science
INDIANAPOLIS -- Hill gained that distinction in August, when his tenure appointment in the School of Science took effect. At the time, he was 33 years and five months old. Because of differences in complex university systems, it is challenging to say who is the youngest African-American to become a tenured professor in computer science, but all indications are that Hill is among the two or three youngest to achieve that mark.
The thought that he might attain this distinction came up as he was about to receive his doctorate at Vanderbilt University in 2009.
IUPUI internship program inspires future STEM educators
INDIANAPOLIS -- Did the big bad wolf actually blow down the three little pigs’ houses? Is Cinderella really the owner of the glass slipper?
Hannah Caito, a senior forensics and biology student at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, uses forensic science to make mysteries like these come to life for visitors of all ages at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
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.
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: