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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While many students are drawn to forensics by the glamour of the TV show CSI, Dana Yenko discovered her love of forensics during a biotechnology class that examined how to separate DNA.“I love how science intersects with the criminal justice system,”...
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If you ask Anthony Aguilar when his interest in science and math began, he’ll tell you how he drew himself in a lab coat surrounded by beakers when he was in first grade.“I always kind of excelled in science,” says Anthony. “IUPUI offered a Purdue...
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Kira Wiseman grew up on a peninsula in Newport News, Virginia, surrounded by water and marine life. This sparked her interest in science from a very early age.“I chose the environmental science program at IUPUI because of the amazing opportunities—from...
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A recent publication by undergraduate student Jared Thomas and other researchers in Randall Roper’s laboratory at IUPUI indicates that epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC), asubstance found in green tea, may have therapeutic properties for treating...
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Working with United Way at IUPUI has opened up a world of possibilities for Amna Sohail. It has also opened her eyes to the opportunity to make a difference in the lives, the health and even the dreams of people she meets.Sohail was part of an IUPUI...
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Shelby Colglazier did something pretty impressive: she gained admission into the Purdue School of Pharmacy, ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as a top 10 program. Most students wait to finish a bachelor’s degree before applying, but Shelby’s...
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Elliot Boyle wants to save the world. He might not admit to such a lofty goal, but as an environmental sciences major he is excited to make an impact on conserving and protecting our planet through sustainable scientific approaches.Growing up, Boyle’s...
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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...