Featured Alumni

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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Instilling a passion for science The Indiana Department of Education recently identified a great need for producing more Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) K-12 educators in Indiana. By engaging college students in rigorous and...
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Alumna improving patient lives with technologyWhen Mayya Buffington was singled out 14 years ago by her chemistry professor, Keith Anliker, she was both excited and surprised to hear that she had received the highest score out of more than 300 students...
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Justin Kosiba isn’t just a scientist; he’s an attorney, hobbyist beekeeper and 2015 IUPUI Regatta champion. The 2004 biology alumnus decided to pursue an education in science because of the exciting challenges and benefits a formal science education...
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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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The transition from undergrad to medical school can be a daunting prospect, but Ashley Riley (2014 B.S. Chemistry, FIS, Pre-med) is finding time in her first year of medical school to give back with Rock For Riley. This organization helps raise money for...
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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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Marina Sharif did not waste a moment of her time at IUPUI as a pre-med chemistry major. Starting out as an unassuming freshman, she now embodies the type of growth that many hope to find in college thanks to experiences both inside and outside of the...