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At IUPUI School of Science, we are dedicated to making an impact, and improving lives. This section highlights just a few of the people and organizations whose support has contributed to the success of our school and our students.
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A present on his eleventh birthday set the course for Sam Beckman’s interest in computer science. It wasn’t the videogame itself that inspired him; it was what he could do with the game. After many attempts, Beckman figured out ways to manipulate the...
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Studying mathematics may not be the most common path to a medical career, but for John Kupferschmid, M.D., it built his spatial reasoning for tasks such as crafting valves for the tiniest of hearts. After earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics...
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You might have seen Corinne Blackburn on campus. She’s kind of hard to miss with her purple motorcycle. You also might have seen her participating in one of the 10 organizations she has been heavily involved in while at IUPUI. As a Sam H. Jones Scholar,...
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The transition from undergrad to medical school can be a daunting prospect, but Ashley Riley (2014 B.S. Chemistry, FIS) is finding time in her first year of medical school to give back with Rock For Riley. This organization helps raise money for children...
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It’s tough to decide your future while in high school, but for Stacey Abshire a lucky break came in the form of the IUPUI High School Math Contest. Competing in the contest introduced her to the potential and excitement of understanding the world through...
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As an IUPUI leader and School of Science alumna, Khalilah Shabazz is a Jaguar through and through. Now she’s dedicated to guiding students across campus as the director of the IUPUI Multicultural Center and as a School of Science Alumni Association Board...
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For Igor Minevich and Natasha Arora, the IUPUI Bepko Scholarship was both a ticket to an expenses-paid education and serendipitous matchmaker.Research opportunities and faculty mentors shaped both Arora and Minevich, building a passion—and now career—in...
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For Darryl Watkins, a senior neuroscience major, being a non-traditional student does not mean missing out on any part of the IUPUI experience. Growing up in a single-parent home, “education was never really a priority for most of my family,” Watkins...