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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Giving a commencement speech on behalf of the IUPUI graduating class of 2015 came naturally to Brandi Blakley; in fact, it was one of more than 125 speeches she’s given at more than 50 different locations over the last four years. Drawing from her own...
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Victoria Rose MacLain accomplished a lot during her time at IUPUI. Ranging from research and mentoring to service days and honors societies, MacLain’s involvement earned her accolades including being named an IUPUI Top 100 student and the 2015 recipient...
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Alicia Quash is an unstoppable force on campus. After transferring from Ivy Tech to IUPUI in Fall 2012, she wanted to have an impact and took charge of her college experience. Working, going to school, being involved in numerous school organizations and...
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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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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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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...