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Science Stories

November 2019
Computer & Information Science
Undergraduate
Brandon Boynton
Undergraduate
What one computer science student learned in Mongolia.
November 2019
Dean's Office
Alumni & Donor
Rosie Bonjouklian
Donor
2019 marks 20 years for the Project SEED Scholarship at IUPUI
September 2019
Computer & Information Science
Undergraduate
Erick Bernal Martinez
computer science, undergraduate
August 2019
Psychology
Graduate
Lauren Mehok
Clinical Psychology, Graduate
A supportive environment with plenty of opportunities was what Mehok found at IUPUI’s clinical psychology program.
July 2019
Psychology
Graduate
Jay Patel
Clinical Psychology, Graduate
July 2019
Earth Sciences
Undergraduate
Lindsey Powell
geology, undergraduate
June 2019
Psychology
Undergraduate
Deja Brown
Psychology | Undergrad
The universe is flowing with opportunities, if you were to ask Deja Brown.
May 2019
Biology
Undergraduate
Amira Nafiseh
Biology & Medical Humanities & Health Studies | Undergrad
Biology undergraduate shares IUPUI experience in her words.
May 2019
Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Graduate
Greta Ren
graduate student
April 2019
Mathematical Sciences
Alumni & Donor
Tim Poe
Applied Mathematics | alumnus
Tim Poe has stuck with his dream since he was 3 years old and watched a space shuttle launch on TV.
March 2019
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Graduate
Charles Irving
Chemistry, Graduate
By Charles Irving’s final year as an undergraduate, he had five years of investigative research under his lab coat.
March 2019
Mathematical Sciences, Physics
Undergraduate
Grace Mattingly
Physics & Applied Mathematics | undergraduate
December 2018
Mathematical Sciences
Undergraduate
Isaac Poplin
Isaac Poplin | Actuarial Science, Undergraduate
For Isaac Poplin, mathematics is more than his major—it’s the way he thinks.
December 2018
Biology, Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Monica Witcher
biology & neuroscience | undergraduate
In the newest Indianapolis Zoo animal exhibit, 32 long-tailed macaques playful chase each other and huddle in grooming groups while Monica Witcher documents their behaviors.
November 2018
Alumni & Donor
James Kendrick
2004 Alumnus, B.S. Psychology
James Kendrick has been a fixture in IUPUI's University Library for more than 30 years, much longer than the library has been housed in the now-iconic campus building.
November 2018
Biology
Graduate
Jennifer Robison
Ph.D. Student, Biology
One of the IUPUI School of Science's Ph.D. Candidates, Jennifer Robison, was recently featured in ASPB's bi-monthly newsletters.
October 2018
Mathematical Sciences
Undergraduate
Michael Stottlemyer
Mathematics, Undergraduate
In his three years at IUPUI, senior and secondary math education major Michael Stottlemyer has made significant contributions to campus, contributions that by all accounts promise to have a lasting impact.
October 2018
Earth Sciences
Undergraduate
Tori Kennedy
2018 alumna, B.S. Environmental Science | Department of Earth Sciences
September 2018
Biology
Graduate
Ashli Elrod
2017 Alumna, M.S. Biology
July 2018
Psychology
Graduate
Devin Banks, Alexandra Hershberger, Danielle Tometich
Psychology, Graduate
Students credit IUPUI faculty for their success in obtaining these grants
May 2018
Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Undergraduate, Graduate, Faculty & Staff
FIS Program
Where in Indiana can you not only major in forensics, get an accredited degree, and get to explode bombs?
April 2018
Biology
Undergraduate
Abigail Parker
Undergraduate, Biology and Spanish
From the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Newsletter:
March 2018
Psychology
Alumni & Donor
Shannon McCullough
Psychology B.S. | Alumna | 2004
November 2017
Biology, Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Isaac Lamb
Biology and Neuroscience, undergraduate
Nothing beats real-life experience, particularly when it comes to developing marketable skills. While it will be a few more years before he hits the job market, it's no different for IUPUI's Isaac Lamb.
October 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Undergraduate
Theresa, Jake and Jeremy Yardas
2017 Alumni, B.S. Actuarial Science
To say that Theresa Yardas and her sons Jake and Jeremy love math is an understatement.
October 2017
Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Undergraduate
Logan Hickey
Forensic & Investigative Sciences, Graduate student
Logan Hickey is focused on developing new techniques for analyzing controlled substances by gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
October 2017
Earth Sciences
Graduate
Kathryn Holper
Ph.D. Student, Psychology
We literally live at the crossroads of America! Since I have lived here, I have traveled to Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Minnesota, Colorado, Montana, California, Hawaii, and the Bahamas.
October 2017
Psychology
Graduate
Lauren Luther
Ph.D. Student, Psychology
IUPUI’s proximity to several hospitals and medical centers such as the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center provides students with a wealth of research and clinical opportunities that I did not find at other schools.
October 2017
Psychology
Graduate
Kimberly Dreison
Ph.D. Student, Psychology
IUPUI’s connection to multiple medical centers, such as Eskenazi Health, Riley Hospital for Children, and the Roudebush VA Medical Center, offers a range of diverse research and clinical training opportunities that I did not find at any other graduate schools.
October 2017
Biology
Graduate
Asma Beiraghi Salek
Ph.D. Student, Biology
I am incredibly passionate about Forensic Science and when I read about the work that Dr. Susan Walsh and her collaborators were doing, I knew I wanted to be a part of that kind of advancement in the field.
October 2017
Biology
Graduate
Krystal Breslin
M.S. Student, Biology
I am incredibly passionate about Forensic Science and when I read about the work that Dr. Susan Walsh and her collaborators were doing, I knew I wanted to be a part of that kind of advancement in the field.
October 2017
Earth Sciences
Graduate
Melanie Perello
Ph.D. Student, Earth Sciences
It is nice that even though IUPUI is a large campus, the departments themselves are much smaller which provides students with a close-knit academic family.
October 2017
Psychology
Graduate
Megan Stringer
Ph.D. Student, Psychology
October 2017
Psychology
Graduate
Sarine Janetsian-Fritz
Ph.D. Student, Psychology
When I interviewed at IUPUI, I felt that the faculty and graduate students in this program were not competing with one another but rather working together and collaborating on projects, making it a very enjoyable working environment.
October 2017
Earth Sciences
Graduate
Christine Kassab
Ph.D. Student, Earth Sciences
I had the opportunity to spend 8 weeks in Antarctica conducting field work for my dissertation research.
October 2017
Earth Sciences
Graduate
Fotios-Christos A. Kafantaris
Ph.D. Student, Earth Sciences
I like that Indianapolis is such a diverse place where I can interact with people from all over the world.
October 2017
Earth Sciences
Graduate
Igor Ogashawara
Ph.D. Student , Earth Sciences
I would definitely encourage prospective graduate students to visit the facilities, to personally talk to their prospective advisor and understand what the graduate program can offer.
October 2017
Psychology
Graduate
Kelsey Bonfils
Ph.D. Student, Psychology
I was excited to engage in clinical work with complex cases, embedded in community agencies where I could learn how to work on multidisciplinary teams.
October 2017
Computer & Information Science
Undergraduate
Taylor Peavey
Computer Science, Undergraduate
It's the opportunities Taylor Peavey wasn’t expecting that have made her most proud to be a Jaguar.
October 2017
Biology
Graduate
Sarah Ohlemacher
PhD. Student, Biology
Sarah Ohlemacher is a PhD student working on stem cell research for the visual system in the lab of Dr. Jason Meyer in the Biology department at IUPUI.
October 2017
Biology
Graduate
Akshayalakshmi Sridhar
PhD. Student, Biology
Akshayalakshmi Sridhar recently earned her PhD degree working with Dr. Jason Meyer in the Department of Biology at IUPUI.
June 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Bryan Ramirez
Exalumno del año 2013
Inculcando la pasión por la ciencia
June 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Undergraduate
Deise Soria
Ciencias forenses y de investigación, Química, Pregrado
Deise Soria sabe que sus padres han hecho lo posible para darle cada oportunidad en los Estados Unidos.
June 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Kathryn DelaCruz
Biología, Pregrado
Desde que era una estudiante de primer grado que dibujó a un odontólogo cuando le pidieron que retratara lo que quería ser cuando creciera, las ciencias desafiaron y cautivaron a Kathryn DelaCruz, estudiante del último año de la Escuela de Ciencias de la Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
June 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Sarah Flores
Biología, Pregrado
El último año fue un gran momento para la bióloga de IUPUI y la preparatoria de Sarah Flores.
June 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Luis Ramos
Biología, Pregrado
El Becario internacional de Plater Luis Ramos se trasladó a 2.000 millas de su ciudad natal de Cidra, Puerto Rico, en el otoño del 2013 para estudiar biología en IUPUI.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Ayodamola Otun
Biology, Undergraduate
In 2016, Ayodamola Otun was presented with one of IUPUI’s most prestigious awards, Top Male Student at Top 100. He accepted this award not with speech but, to the surprise and delight of attendees at the ceremony, a song.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science
Graduate
Zachary Reynolds
M.S. Student, Computer Science
Zachary Reynolds became a graduate of the Computer and Information Science Department back in May 2016.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Earth Sciences
Faculty & Staff
Pierre-Andre Jacinthe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Enter the laboratory of Pierre-André Jacinthe, School of Science at IUPUI associate professor of earth sciences, and you may see several student researchers working with state-of-the-art equipment.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Faculty & Staff
Leonid Rubchinsky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
It’s not second nature to relate mathematical science to Parkinson’s Disease, but for School of Science Associate Professor Leonid Rubchinsky, the two have shaped his career.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Lei Li. Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Helping combat potential killers such as anthrax, botulism and tetanus that strike people all over the world is the work of Lei Li, assistant professor of bioinorganic chemistry at the IUPUI School of Science.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Physics
Faculty & Staff
Horia Petrache, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Horia Petrache says there’s good reason his School of Science physics web page is frequently under construction.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Physics
Faculty & Staff
Andrew Gavrin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
The undergraduate students taking physics in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis are considering careers ranging from science and engineering to medicine, nursing, and law.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Undergraduate
Andrew Strong
Chemistry, Undergraduate
As Andrew Strong begins his first weeks of medical school at The Cleveland Clinic, researchers across the globe are accessing a database of more than 48,000 compounds he helped develop while studying chemistry at IUPUI.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Psychology
Faculty & Staff
Michelle Salyers, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology and Co-Director, Indiana ACT Center of Indiana
Five to ten million Americans of all ages suffer from schizophrenia, manic-depressive (bipolar) disorders and other severe mental illnesses.
May 2017
Physics
Undergraduate
Milad Pourrahmani
Physics, Undergraduate
Just 17 years old and speaking very little English, Milad Pourrahmani came to Indiana from Iran three years ago to start a new life.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Physics
Faculty & Staff
Yogesh Joglekar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
When most people think of theoretical physics they think of impossibly advanced mathematical calculations or, perhaps Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman or Stephen Hawking, the Holy Trinity of 20th century physics.
May 2017
Physics
Undergraduate
Nathanael McKenzie
Physics, Undergraduate
Winning IUPUI’s annual introductory physics award requires earning the best grade, but with this year’s winner, Nathanael McKenzie, there is much more.
May 2017
Biology, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Michael Yard, M.S.
Lecturer
It’s rare for a retired U.S. Army colonel to undertake a second career teaching human anatomy to undergraduates
May 2017
Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Dean's Office, Earth Sciences, Forensic & Investigative Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics
Undergraduate
Nigam Arora
Interdisciplinary Studies, Undergraduate
Nigam Arora’s academic interest lies in a field with which few are familiar – cellular energetics – but in the not too distant future this field may help provide answers in the search for renewable energy options.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Kathryn DelaCruz
Biology, Undergraduate
Since she was a first grader who drew a dentist when asked to portray what she wanted to be when she grew up, School of Science at IUPUI senior Kathryn DelaCruz has been captivated and challenged by the sciences.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Tomas Meijome
Biology, Undergraduate
Tomás Meijome is quick to say that as an Argentine, he, of course, plays soccer.
May 2017
Biology, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Randall Roper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor of Biology Randall Roper knows the value of good mentors.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Undergraduate
Bill Karr
Mathematics, Undergraduate
I am young eager mathematician on my way to graduate school to learn as much mathematics as possible.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Samantha Deitz
Biology, Undergraduate
When Samantha Deitz picked up her Purdue School of Science at IUPUI diploma in May 2010, a good graduation present might have been a “game program” listing all her roles during the last four years: award-winning student, scientist, researcher, recruiter, mentor, athlete, coach and volunteer — even apple picker.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Gavriil Tsechpenakis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Researchers at the School of Science welcome the opportunity to pave new ground in their field and discover the unknown—even if that challenge involves answering age-old questions that have perplexed generations of scientists before them.
May 2017
Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Undergraduate
Eric Keller
Biology, Chemistry, Undergraduate
Eric Keller is an ambitious and determined student yet is approachable and easy-going.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Yao Liang, Ph.D.
Professor
The intrigue of Yao Liang’s work rests in how it expertly blends two entirely different facets of science – computer technology and the environment.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Earth Sciences
Faculty & Staff
Gary Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
There is art and there is science. Most people think they are not related.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
James H. Hill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dr. James H. Hill views it as his cause to get students excited about the challenges and breakthroughs that await them in a computer science career.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Mathematical Sciences
Faculty & Staff
Giovanna Guidoboni, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The cross-disciplinary collaborations that happen everyday around the IUPUI campus create the perfect environment for researchers with diverse backgrounds like Giovanna Guidoboni, an associate professor of mathematics.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Mathematical Sciences
Faculty & Staff
Alexander Its, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Listening to acclaimed mathematics professor Alexander Its, it’s possible for people to contemplate a career in math if they are dedicated and willing to see the beauty of math much as they would look for significance in a piece of art.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Rachel Rehlander
Biology, Undergraduate
Being named IUPUI’s Most Outstanding Female Student may have caught Rachel Rehlander off guard, but spend some time with this accomplished biology major and you’ll soon realize that’s a rare occurrence.
May 2017
Physics
Undergraduate
Natalia Meijome
Physics, Undergraduate
The lessons of physics may one day help senior Natalia Meijome unlock some of the perplexing mysteries associated with brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Michael Burk
Biology, Undergraduate
There isn’t much point asking IUPUI sophomore Michael Burk what he likes to do in his off time - he doesn’t have much.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Psychology
Faculty & Staff
Adam Hirsh Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The traditional doctor-patient relationship is much more complex than it used to be.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Undergraduate
Tyler Foxworthy
Mathematics, Undergraduate
For most people, the sheet music of a symphony by Bach or Beethoven is as indecipherable as a four-page mathematical proof or a world-changing algorithm.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Earth Sciences
Faculty & Staff
Kathy Licht
Ph.D. Earth Science, Associate Professor
What some might envision as one of the coldest, starkest, loneliest places on earth is a scientific paradise to Kathy Licht, associate professor of geology at the School of Science at IUPUI.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science
Undergraduate
Evelyn Hovee
Computer Science, Undergraduate
Evelyn Hovee has come full circle at IUPUI, but she still looks forward to the challenges ahead.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science, Mathematical Sciences
Undergraduate
Patrick Burton
Computer Science, Mathematics, Undergraduate
A computer virus may be responsible for School of Science sophomore Patrick Burton majoring in computer and information science (CIS) at IUPUI.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science, Mathematical Sciences
Undergraduate
Jennifer Kieffaber
Computer Science, Undergraduate
Jennifer Kieffaber doesn’t put much stock into how a computer scientist should look or act.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Faculty & Staff
Gina Londino
Lecturer
When the Forensic and Investigative Sciences (FIS) program at IUPUI was being developed nearly a decade ago, Gina Londino found herself in the right place at the right time to become a founding faculty member for the new degree program.
May 2017
Dean's Office, Earth Sciences
Faculty & Staff
Gabriel Filippelli
Professor
Time spent in the Peace Corps has shaped a lifetime of work for Gabriel Filippelli.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science
Undergraduate
Maggie Hedrick
Computer Science, Undergraduate
Maggie Hedrick grew up in southeastern Indiana but admits even she was a bit surprised at the caliber of the computer science program at IUPUI.
May 2017
Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Kailey Stancombe
Neuroscience, Undergraduate
Student Kailey Stancombe describes the new neuroscience major at IUPUI as the perfect educational and career opportunity for her, even though she already is in her third year at the School of Science.
May 2017
Biology, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Kathleen A. Marrs Ph.D.
Associate Professor
A contagious passion for science
May 2017
Physics
Undergraduate
Torri Roark
Physics, Undergraduate
Torri Roark still remembers feeling scared and overwhelmed the first time she walked in to volunteer in a research lab in the Department of Physics.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Undergraduate
Caris Daily
Mathematics, Undergraduate
From that first stint as an algebra tutor as a high school sophomore, Caris Daily knew she wanted to spend her career mentoring people in the classroom.
May 2017
Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Tyler Beatty
Neuroscience, Undergraduate
With two parents working in the medical industry, Tyler Beatty learned early that he wanted to study in a field in which he could help people and understand what makes the body and brain function.
May 2017
Physics
Alumni & Donor
Chandra Flack
2010 Alumna, B.S. Physics, M.D. Student, IU School of Medicine
If there’s a standout in every crowd, Chandra Flack is a likely candidate.
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Natasha Arora
2009 Alumna Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Ph.D. Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University, Post-Doc MIT
Long hours in the lab are a way of life for Natasha Arora, a School of Science alumna whose current research involves unlocking the potential of adult stem cells. It is a passion she discovered in high school.
May 2017
Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Undergraduate
Kelsie Faulds
Forensic and Investigative Sciences, Undergraduate
It took only one basic forensic science class in high school before Kelsie Faulds knew what she wanted to do for her career.
May 2017
Biology, Earth Sciences
Undergraduate
Jason Walsman
Biology, Earth Science, Undergraduate
Jason Walsman describes himself as an explorer, a guy who would rather be out digging in dirt instead of sitting behind a desk in a pressed suit and tie.
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Steve Freeland
1984 Alumnus, B.S. Biology
Steve Freeland has never been far from medicine.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Neelam Shah
Biology, Undergraduate
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.
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Lynn C. Tyler
2007 Alumni, M.S. Biology
An accomplished partner at Barnes and Thornburg LLP, in 2003 Lynn Tyler saw an opportunity to bring additional value to his firm by completing a master’s degree in biology in the School of Science at IUPUI.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Undergraduate
Stephanie Metcalf
Chemistry, Undergraduate
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.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Alumni & Donor
Amanda Siegel
2011 Alumna, Ph.D. Chemistry, Post-Doc, IU School of Medicine
The passion for science was always there; Amanda Siegel, a former attorney and mother of three, just had to reignite it.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Undergraduate
Ahmed Malik
Chemistry, Undergraduate
When Ahmed Malik first began his internship with the New York University Summer Undergraduate Research Program, he was a little unsure what to expect.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Alumni & Donor
Ronald R. Bowsher
1977 Alumnus, B.S. Chemistry
For a “how to” on forging a successful career in science or business, School of Science alumnus Dr. Ron Bowsher may be one person worth meeting.
May 2017
Neuroscience, Psychology
Undergraduate
Jenya Chumin
Psychology, Neuroscience, Undergraduate
Evgeny “Jenya” Chumin, an IUPUI senior double majoring in psychology and neuroscience, is also actively participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
May 2017
Computer & Information Science
Alumni & Donor
Will Hartzell-Baird
2008 Alumnus, B.S. Computer & Information Science (Pre-Law), IU School of Law
One day, a designer of computer games; the next, a student of law.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science
Undergraduate
Sedinam Gadzekpo
Computer Science, Undergraduate
As an elementary school student growing up in Ghana, Sedinam Gadzekpo remembers dreaming of one day becoming a police officer.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Alumni & Donor
Karl Liechty
2010 Alumnus, Ph.D. Mathematics, Post-Doc, University of Michigan
One would never think of discussing a math problem with a jazz musician or asking a mathematics Ph.D. to play alto sax.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Undergraduate
Lauren Lembcke
Mathematics, Undergraduate
The phrase “aha moment” actually appears in the Merriam Webster’s dictionary, defined as “a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition or comprehension.”
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Brandi Herron
Biology, Undergraduate
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.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences, Physics
Undergraduate
Anna Mirza
Physics, Mathematics, Undergraduate
The first thing that one might notice about Qurat-ul-Ann “Anna” Mirza is her hijab—it’s usually brightly colored.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Anna Brenneman
Biology, Undergraduate
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.
May 2017
Earth Sciences
Undergraduate
Carla Redden
Geology, Undergraduate
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.
May 2017
Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Undergraduate
Jon Carnahan
Forensic and Investigative Sciences, Undergraduate
When Jon Carnahan decided to attend the School of Science, he was stepping outside of his comfort zone.
May 2017
Physics
Alumni & Donor
Christopher Jamell
2010 Alumnus, B.S. & M.S. & Ph.D. Physics
After a few minutes with Chris Jamell, you begin to notice a cool confidence that belies his compact frame and earnest explanation of his work.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Sarah Flores
Biology, Undergraduate
It was a banner year for senior biology student Sarah Flores.
May 2017
Physics
Alumni & Donor
Gabriel Grant
2004 Alumnus, Ph.D. Student Industrial Environmental Management, Yale
Gabriel Grant’s resume was longer than most seasoned business professionals – before he graduated from college.
May 2017
Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Undergraduate
Devin Bready
Biochemistry, Undergraduate
Opportunity has come knocking this year for award-winning IUPUI student Devin Bready, who just started his senior year in the School of Science.
May 2017
Psychology
Alumni & Donor
Ann Marie Hernandez
2010 Alumna, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Ann Marie Hernandez always knew she wanted to help people. Attending the School of Science at IUPUI made it possible.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Undergraduate
Jessica Bosse
Forensic and Investigative Sciences, Chemistry, Undergraduate
Science is often used to solve many of life’s mysteries.
May 2017
Earth Sciences
Graduate
Jody Arthur
2002 Alumna, M.S. Geology
Once upon a time, Jody Arthur expected to spend her career looking for facts under every rock for the news stories she'd write as a budding Woodward or Bernstein.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Alumni & Donor
Igor Minevich
2009 Alumnus, B.S. Mathematics, Ph.D. Student, Brown University
A native of Ukraine, Igor and his family moved to Indiana when he was 9.
May 2017
Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Mohamed Abdirisak
Neuroscience, Undergraduate
The human brain is a fascinating machine that has what feels like limitless potential.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Alumni & Donor
Samir Kulkami
2002 Alumnus, B.S. Mathematics
Sometimes, fate moves you down an unexpected path.
May 2017
Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Darryl Watkins
Neuroscience, Undergraduate
For Darryl Watkins, a senior neuroscience major, being a non-traditional (slightly older) student does not mean missing out on any part of the IUPUI experience.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Alumni & Donor
Josh Horton
2012 Alumnus, B.S. Chemistry, M.D./Ph.D. Student, New York University of Medicine
Growing up, Josh Horton figured the best way to help people was to go to medical school and become a doctor.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Undergraduate
Stacey Abshire
Mathematics, Undergraduate
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.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Corinne Blackburn
Biology, Undergraduate
You might have seen Corinne Blackburn on campus.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science
Alumni & Donor
Adam Darrah
2012 Alumnus, B.S Computer Science
Pursuing a career in computer science doesn’t require you to move away from Indianapolis.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science
Undergraduate
Samuel Beckman
Computer Science, Undergraduate
A present on his eleventh birthday set the course for Sam Beckman’s interest in computer science.
May 2017
Psychology
Undergraduate
Victoria MacLain
Psychology, Undergraduate
Victoria Rose MacLain accomplished a lot during her time at IUPUI.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science
Alumni & Donor
Vera Krol
2005 Alumna, B.S. Computer Science, 2009 Alumna, M.D. IU School of Medicine
Dr. Vera Krol finds herself working in a career with the perfect combination of theory and practice, analytics and experimentation.
May 2017
Psychology
Undergraduate
Brandi Blakley
Psychology, Undergraduate
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.
May 2017
Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Alumni & Donor
Jacob Layer
2012 Alumnus, B.S. Chemistry, Ph.D. Student Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University
The old adage of things happening for a reason rings especially true for Jacob Layer, a recent graduate of the School of Science at IUPUI.
May 2017
Earth Sciences
Undergraduate
Elliot Boyle
Environmental Science, Undergraduate
Elliot Boyle wants to save the world.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Undergraduate
Shelby Colglazier
Chemistry, Undergraduate
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.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Alumni & Donor
Marianne Mckenzie
2011 Alumna, B.S. Mathematics, 2012 Graduate University of Oxford
Marianne McKenzie never dreamed her love of mathematics would take her very far, certainly not overseas, but the School of Science alumna learned early in her time at IUPUI the difference the right encouragement and support can make.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Undergraduate
Amna Sohail
Chemistry, Undergraduate
Working with United Way at IUPUI has opened up a world of possibilities for Amna Sohail.
May 2017
Earth Sciences
Alumni & Donor
Lori Bebinger
2013 Alumna, B.S. Geology
Lori Bebinger gets frustrated when people summarize her true career passion by asking “You study rocks?”
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Jared Thomas
Biotechnology, Undergraduate
A recent publication by undergraduate student Jared Thomas and other researchers in Randall Roper’s laboratory at IUPUI indicates that epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC), a substance found in green tea, may have therapeutic properties for treating osteoporosis in individuals with Down syndrome.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Alumni & Donor
Jordan and John Skomp
2011 Alumna, 2012 Alumnus
Stories of married couples meeting in college are not uncommon, but recent School of Science graduates John and Jordan Skomp have taken that old tale one step further.
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Paul Nanda
1999 Alumnus, M.S. Biology
Paul Nanda lives in a world of two realities. In one, he is a dedicated family physician providing his patients in Columbus, Ohio, the best health care available.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Alumni & Donor
Anthony Nastase
2013 Alumnus, B.S. Biochemistry, Ph.D. Student Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
Recent graduate Anthony Nastase is thankful IUPUI supports initiatives like international study abroad, which helped him not only fulfill a lifelong dream but also exposed him to new and exciting cultures.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Physics
Alumni & Donor
Jennifer Slaton
2013 Alumna
Jennifer Slaton celebrated her 27th birthday recently in a grand style with a few thousand of her friends—at her college graduation.
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Jennifer Romine
2013 Alumna, B.S. Biology, M.D. Student, IU School of Medicine
Jennifer Romine looks back on her time in the School of Science as one of great transition, an eye-opening experience she never expected.
May 2017
Earth Sciences
Undergraduate
Kira Wiseman
Environmental Science, Undergraduate
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
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Undergraduate
Anthony Aguilar
Mathematics, Undergraduate
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.
May 2017
Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Undergraduate
Dana Yenko
Forensic and Investigative Sciences, Undergraduate
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.
May 2017
Psychology
Undergraduate
Colette Highsmith
Psychology, Undergraduate
A First Year Experience Summer Bridge course at IUPUI convinced Colette Highsmith that she wanted to be a psychology major.
May 2017
Dean's Office
Undergraduate
Whitney Walker
Interdisciplinary Studies, Undergraduate
For Whitney Walker, studying just the scientific evidence alone wasn’t telling the full story.
May 2017
Psychology
Alumni & Donor
Morgan Rhodes
2013 Alumna, B.S. Psychology
New School of Science graduate Morgan Rhodes will miss the friendships she’s forged during her years at IUPUI because she credits that strong support network with paving the way for her success.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Nicole Lindsay
Biology, Undergraduate
In the 5th grade, while all the other kids did their science fair projects on topics like “Which detergent works best?”
May 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Evan Torline
2013 Alumnus, B.S. Biology, M.D. Student, University of Louisville
Evan Torline has committed himself to helping others for most of his adult life, so it should come as no surprise the new School of Science graduate begins medical school this fall en route to a career caring for solders in the U.S. Army.
May 2017
Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Cody Welch
Neuroscience, Undergraduate
During a high school science program, Cody Welch discovered he had a knack for problem-solving.
May 2017
Earth Sciences
Alumni & Donor
Bruce Sidner
1971 Alumnus, B.S. Geology
Bruce Sidner, one of the earliest geology alumni in the Department of Earth Sciences, credits Art Mirsky, the first department chair and longtime program supporter, for giving him encouragement and support that still resonates with him some 45 years later.
May 2017
Computer & Information Science
Alumni & Donor
Syed Jaffery
2004 Alumnus
In the new frontier of the digital age, a world of uncharted possibilities, Syed Jaffery is applying his knowledge of computer science to help create revolutionized ways of looking at and improving healthcare.
May 2017
Psychology
Undergraduate
Morgan Moran
Psychology, Undergraduate
From the moment she stepped on campus, Morgan Moran knew she wanted to be an IUPUI Jaguar.
May 2017
Psychology
Alumni & Donor
Sandra Resnick
2001 and 1998 Alumna, Ph.D. and M.S. Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology
A Halloween party could be pinned as the impetus in Sandra Resnick’s pursuit in rehabilitative psychology.
May 2017
Earth Sciences
Undergraduate
Daniel Orazi
Geology, Undergraduate
Hard work, determination and whole lot of time spent studying rocks has paid off for military staff sergeant Daniel Orazi.
May 2017
Earth Sciences
Alumni & Donor
Deborah Peters
1988 Alumna, B.A. Geology
You could call her a trailblazer. When Deb Peters started her career as a geologist she entered a male-dominated field where her colleagues didn’t always trust that she possessed the same knowledge and skills.
May 2017
Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Alumni & Donor
Kyle Sloop
2001 Alumnus, Ph.D. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
An interest in discovery research and learning led Kyle Sloop to enroll in a few evening graduate-level classes at the School of Science while continuing his day job as an associate scientist at Eli Lilly.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Undergraduate
Nicole Quint
Chemistry, Undergraduate
The Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR) recently caught up with chemistry senior, Nicole Quint.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Bryce Wray-Nelson
Biology, Undergraduate
Bryce Wray-Nelson, a senior biology major, spent much of his time in undergrad giving back to others. Learn more about how his experiences with community service shaped his time in undergrad.
May 2017
Psychology
Undergraduate
Natasha Bair
Psychology, Undergraduate
For Natasha Bair, a senior psychology major, getting involved in campus organizations and gaining experience as a medical assistant have paved the way for her goal of becoming a doctor.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Luis Ramos
Biology, Undergraduate
Plater International Scholar Luis Ramos moved 2,000 miles away from his hometown of Cidra, Puerto Rico, in the fall of 2013 to study Biology at IUPUI.
May 2017
Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Kami Walters
Neuroscience, Undergraduate
Learn how Kami Walters experiences with healthcare through the Timmy Global Health medical brigades and in a research lab prepared her for medical school.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Undergraduate
Charles Irving
Forensic and Investigative Sciences, Chemistry, Undergraduate
Charles Irving got an early start discovering his passion.
May 2017
Psychology
Alumni & Donor
Tiffnay Mcintire
2014 Alumna, B.A. Psychology
In the short time since graduating from IUPUI with a psychology degree in May 2014,
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Alumni & Donor
Marina Sharif
2014 Alumna, Pre-Med
Marina Sharif did not waste a moment of her time at IUPUI as a pre-med chemistry major.
May 2017
Neuroscience
Undergraduate
Melissa Peden
Neuroscience, Undergraduate
Melissa Peden has a big goal: to become a practicing physician, partaking in research and training medical students.
May 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Alumni & Donor
Natasha Arora and Igor Minevich
2007 Alumna, Ph.D. Brown University, 2009 Alumnus, Ph.D. Harvard University
For Igor Minevich and Natasha Arora, the IUPUI Bepko Scholarship was both a ticket to an expenses-paid education and serendipitous matchmaker.
May 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Ruben Naoye
Biology, Undergraduate
Science is more than just data points and big discoveries for senior biology major Ruben Naoye; it’s a narrative that helps us better understand the world.
May 2017
Psychology
Alumni & Donor
Khalilah Shabazz
2000 Alumna, B.S. Psychology
As an IUPUI leader and School of Science alumna, Khalilah Shabazz is a Jaguar through and through.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Alumni & Donor
Ashley Riley
2014 Alumna, B.S. Chemistry, Forensic & Investigative Sciences, Pre-Med
The transition from undergrad to medical school can be a daunting prospect, but Ashley Riley (2014 B.S. Chemistry, FIS, Pre-med) is finding time in her first year of medical school to give back with Rock For Riley.
May 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Undergraduate
Deise Soria
Forensics and Investigative Sciences, Undergraduate
Deise Soria knows her parents have done their best to give her every opportunity in the United States.
April 2017
Mathematical Sciences
Alumni & Donor
John Kupferschmid
1978 Alumnus, B.S. Mathematics, Pre-Med
Studying mathematics may not be the most common path to a medical career, but for John Kupferschmid, M.D., it built his spatial reasoning for tasks such as crafting valves for the tiniest of hearts.
April 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Justin Kosiba
2004 Alumnus, B.S. Biology, Pre-Law
A man of many talents
April 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Mayya Buffington
2004 Alumna, B.A. Biology
Alumna improving patient lives with technology
April 2017
Biology
Alumni & Donor
Bryan Ramirez
2013 Alumnus
Instilling a passion for science
April 2017
Biology, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Barbara Kaiser
Adjunct Faculty
When Barbara Kaiser officially retired from the Wishard [now Eskenazi Health] Department of Pathology in 2001,
April 2017
Psychology
Graduate
Tasneem Khambaty
Ph.D. Student, Psychology
Growing up in Pakistan, Tasneem Khambaty had an early interest in the brain, but explains that, "In the 90s, in Pakistan, you couldn't really study psychology."
April 2017
Computer & Information Science
Graduate
Harold Owens
Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
Harold Owens likes being the first to know about new developments in computer science that won’t be in the marketplace for years.
April 2017
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Graduate
Thakshila Liyanage
Analytical Chemistry, Ph.D. student
Thakshila Liyanage’s involvement in Rajesh Sardar’s laboratory recently helped contribute to something pretty exciting:
April 2017
Biology
Undergraduate
Zachary Bennett
Biology, Pre-Dental, Undergraduate
School of Science biology alumnus, Zach Bennett recently began his career as a dental student at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
April 2017
Computer & Information Science, Dean's Office
Undergraduate
Jennifer Emery
Computer Science, Undergraduate
Software engineer. NCAA Division I athlete. LGBTQ advocate. Jennifer Emery is student who is taking charge of her time at IUPUI.
March 2017
Dean's Office
Undergraduate
Alicia Quash
Psychology, Undergraduate
Alicia Quash is an unstoppable force on campus.
March 2017
Psychology
Student (OLD)
Kevin Pritchard
Psychology, Undergraduate
Update: Kevin Pritchard graduated from the School of Science with a B.S. in Psychology in May 2013. He currently works at a Greenwood, Ind., brewery as an assistant brewer as he prepares to study psychology in graduate school.
March 2017
Psychology
Undergraduate
Kaylee Shirrell
Psychology, Undergraduate
March 2017
Neuroscience, Psychology
Undergraduate
Michel Companion
Psychology, Neuroscience, Undergraduate
Update: Michel is now a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
May 2016
Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Dean's Office
Faculty & Staff
Brenda Blacklock Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
As an undergraduate science student in Canada, Brenda Blacklock looked at her research work outside the classroom as equally important as anything she would ever learn in a textbook.