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Featured Undergraduate Students

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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It was a banner year for senior biology student Sarah Flores. She was accepted to multiple medical schools, named IUPUI homecoming queen and honored with the Top 100 Award and Plater Medallion.All was achieved through persistence and the support of many...
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When Jon Carnahan decided to attend the School of Science, he was stepping outside of his comfort zone. Four years, later he’s glad he did because of the opportunities he found. Carnahan completed two years of interdisciplinary research in a global...
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In high school, Michel Companion’s goal was to pursue performing arts. “I got into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York on a scholarship. However, after some thought, I realized that I wanted to change the world, not just entertain it,”...
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Teaching the bright students at Indianapolis Public Schools’ Joyce Kilmer Academy, Carla Redden has learned just as much as about herself as her students have about the environment and world around them.  The geology major has spent many days of her...
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A week in the Dominican Republic with Timmy Global Health taught Anna Brenneman a lot about potential careers in health care, whetting her appetite for a return trip to the Caribbean country with the organization during spring break 2014.The School...
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The first thing that one might notice about Qurat-ul-Ann “Anna” Mirza is her hijab—it’s usually brightly colored. The thing that makes her stand out though is her passion for physics and her dogged determination to understand concepts that are at first...
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Sophomore Brandi Herron (Biology, ’16) is a planner—always thinking about the bigger picture, what’s her next step and how she can make an impact.When Herron plays her flute—a hobby of eight years—she’s not just making beautiful music. She’s preparing...
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The phrase “aha moment” actually appears in the Merriam Webster’s dictionary, defined as “a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition or comprehension.”Teachers refer to that familiar look in a student’s eyes as one of the driving...