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’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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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...
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The human brain is a fascinating machine that has what feels like limitless potential. For Mohamed Abdirisak it is a curiosity to learn how to better understand and reach this potential that drives him to develop and discover his own. During his senior...
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Science is often used to solve many of life’s mysteries. For Jessica Bosse, it was this application of science that first drew her to forensics.“Childhood series like Nancy Drew got me interested in solving puzzles and mysteries and my high school...
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Opportunity has come knocking this year for award-winning IUPUI student Devin Bready, who just started his senior year in the School of Science.Bready has earned recognition for his academic success, his work as an undergraduate researcher and as a...
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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,”...