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2016 Brain Bee Winner Announced

INDIANAPOLIS – The Brain Bee, a twist on a traditional spelling bee, requires competitors to answer questions about the brain and nervous system until only one student, the champion, remains. Hosted by the Departments of Psychology and Biology, and the School of Science, the bee is open to students in grades 9-12.

At the IUPUI Brain Bee, contestants also have exclusive opportunities to meet and discuss exciting neuroscience research with faculty and explore the IUPUI School of Science laboratory and teaching facilities.

IUPUI psychologists report on clinician burnout -- healthcare quality and safety links

INDIANAPOLIS -- Psychologists from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) conducted the first study to systematically, quantitatively analyze the links between health care provider burnout and health care quality and safety across medical disciplines. 

The meta-analysis of 82 studies focused on links between burnout and quality as well as between burnout and safety. The studies involved almost 211,000 physicians, nurses and other clinicians.

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IUPUI leading $4.8M project to increase STEM minority pipeline, impacting students statewide

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Science Foundation awarded the grant to IUPUI as the lead institution of the Indiana STEM Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, which was formed to achieve that goal. Other alliance partners are IU Bloomington, Ball State University, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, which is the top provider of transfer students to IUPUI STEM-degree programs.

Graduate student receives William and Dorothy Bevan Scholarship

INDIANAPOLIS – This award, one of the most prestigious of American Psychological Association's graduate scholarships, reflects the outstanding contributions Luther and her mentor Michelle Salyers, Ph.D., have made to IUPUI and psychology research.

School of Science announces new Ph.D. program in applied social and organizational psychology

INDIANAPOLIS -- This degree program will equip students with a strong research foundation and the professional skills necessary not only for conducting research to understand how individuals function within groups and organizations but also for applying research findings to the solution of real-world societal and organizational problems. 

John T. Hazer Distinguished Psychology Alumni awardees announced

INDIANAPOLIS – At the ceremony, Larry Williams and Margaret (Peg) Williams were recognized for their contributions to the field of industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology. Larry Williams’s Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) was noted as an invaluable research and teaching resource for the social sciences and Margaret Williams’s research on leadership, compensation and work-life issues was acknowledged as paving the way for women in academia.

IUPUI diversity researcher to co-edit special journal issue focusing on Black Lives Matter

INDIANAPOLIS -- Among the project's goals, said Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, an associate professor of psychology in the School of Science, is to collect a volume of interdisciplinary manuscripts that seeks to:

IUPUI continues efforts to strengthen pipeline of excellent STEM teachers

School of Science honors record number of graduates in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — The graduating class of 2016 consists of a record 582 bachelor's degree recipients, 153 master's degree recipients and 30 doctoral degree recipients.

School of Science Dean Simon Rhodes introduced the class of 2016 with a few remarks about the impact an IUPUI education has.

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