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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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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(Update: Lembcke is now a mathematics graduate student at Clemson University.)The phrase “aha moment” actually appears in the Merriam Webster’s dictionary, defined as “a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition or comprehension.”...
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As an elementary school student growing up in Ghana, Sedinam Gadzekpo remembers dreaming of one day becoming a police officer. Today, she still hopes to protect people and eliminate the bad guys, only now it’s in the virtual world she creates as a video...
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(Update: Chumin is now a graduate student in the IU School of Medicine neuroscience program.)Evgeny “Jenya” Chumin, an IUPUI senior double majoring in psychology and neuroscience, is also actively participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities...
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When Ahmed Malik first began his internship with the New York University Summer Undergraduate Research Program, he was a little unsure what to expect. The top students from across the world had competed for the few spots available each summer at NYU, one...
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When you’re a student in junior high school, events like your teacher accidentally setting the classroom ceiling on fire tend to stick in your mind. For Stephanie Metcalf, the mishap helped spark her interest in science and soon will lead to a career in...
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For much of the summer of 2012, junior biology student Neelam Shah lived with a secret—something she wanted to keep to herself in case things didn’t work out as she had hoped.She had applied to the Indiana University (IU) School of Dentistry and viewed...