School of Science alumnus endows $500,000 scholarship to provide graduation boost
INDIANAPOLIS -- Kent Hawryluk earned a master's degree in biology from the school in 2013. The Hawryluk Family Scholarship will provide funding for junior or senior science students to take essential coursework required for graduation. This scholarship will be awarded to students with a strong academic record and who work while attending the School of Science. Juniors and seniors will apply directly for these essential funds to help them complete their degree.
Study: During drought, dry air can stress plants more than dry soil
INDIANAPOLIS -- The finding suggests that models used to gauge the impact of drought on ecosystems should be refined to more accurately account for the role of low atmospheric humidity. It will become more important in the future, as the Earth’s climate grows warmer and lower humidity has an increasing impact.
Department of Biology announces new chair
INDIANAPOLIS -- An internationally recognized researcher and educator, Cummins joins the School from the IU School of Medicine where he was a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Previous academic appointments include director of Pain Basic Science Research Group at the Stark Neuroscience Research Institute and assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine.
IUPUI continues efforts to strengthen pipeline of excellent STEM teachers
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows program is part of a statewide effort to prepare excellent science, technology, engineering and math teachers for careers in Indiana's high-need schools.
School of Science honors record number of graduates in 2016
INDIANAPOLIS — The graduating class of 2016 consists of a record 582 bachelor's degree recipients, 153 master's degree recipients and 30 doctoral degree recipients.
School of Science Dean Simon Rhodes introduced the class of 2016 with a few remarks about the impact an IUPUI education has.
Biology faculty member and chemistry student honored as IUPUI women leaders
INDIANAPOLIS -- Kathleen Marrs, School of Science, associate professor of biology, earned recognition as a veteran faculty member. Amna Sohail, bachelor of arts in chemistry, recieved a student award.
The celebration included a keynote address by Kristin Syvantek Garvey, the executive director of the Indiana Commission on Women.
Founding executive director named to head STEM institute
INDIANAPOLIS -- The institute builds upon IUPUI’s substantial strengths in science, technology, engineering and math education and research. It is dedicated to the development, dissemination and promotion of STEM education programs and initiatives across the campus and in collaboration with external partners.
Junior biology student named IUPUI's 2016 most outstanding male student
INDIANAPOLIS – Science students represented half of this year’s Top 20. The selection of IUPUI outstanding students was announced at the Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner on April 8.
To the surprise and delight of attendees at the awards dinner, Otun sung his acceptance speech. Otun, a biology student, aspires to be a neurosurgeon.
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.