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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Marianne McKenzie never dreamed her love of mathematics would take her very far—certainly not overseas—but the School of Science alumna learned early in her time at IUPUI the difference the right encouragement and support can make.  “At each stop of...
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College has always been as much about personal growth for students as it has been about education, with many able to easily recall that one unexpected experience that shaped the path for their future.For Parvinder Nijjar, 22, that time came when she was...
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The old adage of things happening for a reason rings especially true for Jacob Layer, a recent graduate of the School of Science at IUPUI.At age 12, the Logansport, Ind., native survived a scare with leukemia, which he credits for leading him toward a...
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"Computer science is an attractive degree for medical school, because it provides ample opportunities for the student to rehearse and develop excellent problem-solving skills and scientific reasoning, said computer science alumna Dr. Vera Krol."Dr. Vera...
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Pursuing a career in computer science doesn’t require you to move away from Indianapolis. In fact, the city is fast becoming a hotbed of start-up tech companies that need cutting-edge employees to sustain their growth.Adam Darrah, of Plainfield, Ind.,...
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Growing up, Josh Horton figured the best way to help people was to go to medical school and become a doctor. After four years in labs at IUPUI, his dreams of helping people have expanded to include medical research.“I didn’t have any interest in research...
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Sometimes, fate moves you down an unexpected path. Ask Samir Kulkarni, who has learned that lesson twice in life, first in the late 1990s in college, and again nearly a decade later when the first chapter of his professional life left him feeling...
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A native of Ukraine, Igor and his family moved to Indiana when he was 9. It didn’t take him long to feel at home in Indianapolis, or fit in at IUPUI. He used his skills as a mathematics major in the School of Science not only to further his own career...