Honors Convocation

Video presentation

Welcome

Jane R. Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Science
Associate Professor, Psychology

Remarks from the Dean

John F. DiTusa, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Science
Professor, Physics

School Awards

John F. DiTusa, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Science
Professor, Physics

Jane R. Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Science
Associate Professor, Psychology

Department/Program Awards

Presented by the Department Chair, Program Director or Representative

Biology
Theodore R. Cummins, Ph.D., Chair

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Partha Basu, Ph.D., Chair

Computer and Information Science
Shiaofen Fang, Ph.D., Chair

Earth Sciences
Andrew P. Barth, Ph.D., Interim Chair

Forensic and Investigative Sciences
Christine J. Picard, Ph.D., Director

Mathematical Sciences
Jeffrey X. Watt, Ph.D., Chair

Neuroscience
Teri Belecky-Adams, Ph.D., Interim Director

Physics
Andrew D. Gavrin, Ph.D., Chair

Psychology
Stephen L. Boehm, Ph.D., Interim Chair

Closing Remarks

Jane R. Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Science
Associate Professor, Psychology

Honors Convocation video

Watch the awards presentation.

Description of the video:

Thank you for taking the time to watch this year’s virtual honors convocation video!

I’m jane williams, associate dean of academic affairs in the school of science here at iupui.

This the 47th annual school of science honors convocation, and while it looks a little different than in previous years, we’re just as excited to honor the achievements of our amazing students.

We also at this time recognize important staff and faculty who contribute to the success and excellence at the school of science.

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and friends of the school, i want to tell you that we are proud of your achievements and we are proud that you are part of the school of science family.

Some of you may be reaching the end of your academic career and others may be only beginning, but, no matter where you are in your education, you have proven that you are succeeding.

I would now like to introduce the school of science dean and professor of physics, dr. John ditusa.
Welcome to the school of science honors convocation.

I am dr. John ditusa, dean of the purdue school of science at iupui.

I joined the iupui family in august, and i would much prefer to meet all of you in person, but i’m glad we can recognize some of the notable achievements of our wonderful students, staff and faculty in this virtual event.

Since i arrived here at iupui, i have been continuously amazed at the great things that our student, faculty and staff have accomplished.

While facing a global pandemic, our science community has shown perseverence, determination, and above all else, a commitment to helping others.

Faculty, staff and students across the school stepped up to donate supplies and help fight covid in a myriad of ways from developing statistical models tht show virus spread, to working on a covid breathalizer, to helping us all fight the lonliness of working from home, and in understanding the uneven effects the virus has had within our community.

The incredible work you have done has also been recognized by the campus and the indiana university system.
I am very proud of our student, staff and faculty for what they have accomplished in the difficult year.

This year, 50 of the top 100 students are science majors, a record number for the school of science.

Five of our graduate students were named to the elite 50, and our faculty and staff have been recognized with research trailblazer awards, women’s history month leadership awards, and even the iu presidential bicentennial medal.
I am pleased to recognize your hard work and achievements, and i congratulate you all on a job well done.

The achievements of the students are evidence that they have combined talent, hard work and perseverance to excel in a challenging academic environment.

We are pleased to honor them, along with our faculty and staff award participants.

Award recipients will be recognized for their award under each department, program, or school level designation.

If you are not sure if your award is classified as a school award or a departmental program award, please take a moment to look through the website to see where your award is listed.

We will now begin with the school awards.

The trustees teaching award honors individuals who have a positive impact on learning through the direct teaching of students, especially undergraduates.

These award recipients have demonstrated a sustained level of teaching excellence and significant impact on the academic experience of our students.

The recipients for the trustees teaching award are:

Professor frederiqué deiss, department of chemistry and chemical biology

Professor catherine macris, department of earth
Sciences

Professor denise slayback-barry, department of biology

Professor gautam vemuri, department of physics

Professor zou, department of computer and information science

Congratulations to all of you.

The research award for a pre-tenured faculty member is presented to an individual who demonstrates emerging leadership in the area of research.

This year’s recipient is dr. Ian webb from the department of chemistry and chemical biology.

Congratulations to dr. Webb!

The research award for a tenured faculty member is presented to an individual who demonstrates established leadership in the area of research.

This year’s recipient is dr. Adam hirsh from the department of psychology.

Congratulations to dr. Hirsh!

The service award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of service by a full-time faculty member.

The award goes to dr. Aj baucum from the department of biology.

Congratulations, aj!

The full-time lecturer service award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of service by a full-time lecturer.

This year’s recipient is professor gina londino-smolar from the department of chemistry and forensic and investigative sciences program.

Congratulations, professor londino-smolar!

THE ASSOCIATE FACULTY AWARD IS GIVEN TO A FACULTY MEMBER IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE AREA OF TEACHING BY AN ASSOCIATE FACULTY MEMBER.

This year’s recipient is professor john kelly
From the forensic and investigative sciences program.

Congratulations, professor kelly!

The academic advising award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of academic advising.

This year’s recipient is tenille bullock from the department of computer and information science.

Congratulations, tenille!

This next award is the partners in education full-time staff award.

This recognizes staff that make significant contributions in support of their departments and the mission of our school.

This award acknowledges individuals whose performance is most notable and who demonstrates exemplary service.

This year we have three award winners.

The first is tina carmichael from mathematical sciences.

The second is angel campbell from the school of science dean’s office.
And the third is julie nigro from the dean’s office, and specifically the animal facilities.

Congratulations to you all!

The school of science teaching assistant award honors a teaching assistant for outstanding teaching and for demonstrating superior ability to impart knowledge to students.

This year’s recipient is sushmanth jacob akkarapakam
With the department of mathematical sciences.

Congratulations, jacob!

The innovative educator award is given for an individual who has shown outstanding innovation and creativity in the classroom. The award this year goes to dr. Lixin wang of the department of earth sciences.

Congratulations, dr. Wang!

The malik-evenbeck-baker advocacy and opportunities award honors a faculty or staff member who has had substantial impact on the professional developmoent of faculty/staff in the school.

This award goes to joseph thompson from the school of science dean’s office.

Very deserving. Congratulations, joe!

The herron-bodner-boshmann award for scholarly work in science education is given to a faculty member who has engaged in meaningful science education research.

This year inaugural award is going to a very deserved person, dr. Patrick gentry from the department of biology.

Congratulations, patrick!

Next, we celebrate the students receiving school awards.

The chancellor’s scholar award goes to
Myra hussain.

The chancellor’s scholar award recognizes an outstanding individual’s performance in achieving the highest cumulative gpa and demonstrating breadth and depth within the major.

Each year this very distinguished award is only conferred upon 22 students campus-wide.

Congratulations, myra!

The chancellor’s undergraduate research award goes to grace mattingly and molly pederson.

Each candidate can nominate two of its students for this award.

Through a competitive selection process, the school of science nominated grace and molly for this award, recognizing their excellence in undergraduate research, demonstrating a commitment and a desire to explore more deeply the rich knowledge in their chosen discipline.

Congratulations to both grace and molly!

Next, we recognize our hawryluk family scholarship award winners, established by kent hawryluk, a biology alumnus, dean’s advisory council member, and a great friend of the school.

The hawryluk – bicentennial scholarship was established in 2016 with a major gift to support students completing the last phase of their undergraduate degree.

This year’s recipients are kacy black, sarah franklin from chemistry, faith prochaska from biology and neuroscience, archit shah chemistry, connor watkins geology, and kerzie wildrick computer science.

Congratulations to all of our hawryluk scholars!

The next scholarship is the varma-nelson peer leader scholarship.

School of science faculty member pratibha varma-nelson and john nelson, established this scholarship in 2017 to recognize outstanding undergraduate students in the school.

Students must have a strong academic background and be considered peer leaders in the school.

The recipients of this award are
Brendon glass and sylvia singh.

Congratulations to you both, and thank you for your leadership!

Next, we recognize our biostorage technologies rise scholarhip.

This scholarhips supports an undergraduate student work on a rise experience.

This year’s recipient is maheen waheed.

Congratulations, maheen!

Our next scholarship was established by former iupui executive vice chancellor and dean of the faculties, dr. Uday sukhatme, the indumati sukhatme rise scholarship memorializes his mother, and honors her life, and inspires others to contribute to new rise scholarships.

This year’s recipient is haeli golden.

Congratulations, haeli.

The next award is the william and elizabeth reid rise scholarship.

Established by dr. Bart ng, dean emeritus and professor at the school of science.

This scholarship honors his mentor, dr. William reid, and his wife, elizabeth m. Reid. This rise scholarship honors the reid’s legacy and supports outstanding undergraduate students from the school of science who participate in an international experience.
This year’s recipient is reggie parker.

Congratulations, reggie!

Next, we recognize our w. Michael and susan l. Wells rise scholarship, established by dedicated friends of the school, the w. Michael and susan l. Wells rise scholarship supports students with a major in the school of science who have an interest in a life sciences career and have integrated one of the four rise initiatives into their studies.

This year’s recipient is young kim.

Congratulations, young!

The john d. Barnwell scholarship was established by dean emeritus dr. David l. Stocum as a tribute to his friend and student, dr. John d. Barnwell who was a scientist, writer, and musician.

The award is given to a student in the school of science who has effectively integrated the arts and sciences into their degree program.

This year’s recipient is jenna polly.

Frank g. And ernestine m. Lambertus scholarship was established by mrs. Ernestine lambertus in honor of her husband, frank, who was a valued advisor to the dean of the school of science. Through their generosity, the lambertus family has supported many science students in the school over the past three decades.

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has shown progress and improvement in their academic program.

This year’s recipients are joshua balda, jacob gammons, and connor watkins.

Congratulations to our scholars!

The science and mathematics teaching scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate science or mathematics education major who demonstrates a record of academic excellence and a commitment to the vocation of k-12 science or mathematics teaching.

Jimmy lawson is the recipient of this year’s scholarship!

Our next honor goes to students who have earned scholarships based on academic excellence and student leadership.

The school of science alumni association academic achievement scholarship is awarded to a continuing undergraduate science major who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the school.

The recipients this year are logan boyer, holly carver, and shelby kress.

Congratulations to you all!

The class of 84’ honors student scholarship goes to eleni jackson.

Established by dedicated school of science alumnus, stephen a. Freeland, this award recognizes an exceptional undergraduate student in the school of science honors program.

Congratulations, eleni!

The indianapolis project seed program is a summer research experience for area high school students.

This scholarship was established by dr. Rosanne bonjouklian, a valued friend to the school and an active supporter of the project seed summer research program.

The scholarship supports former project seed participants that attend iupui.

This year’s recipients are bryan aung, victoria bozinovski, and carlos gonzalez.

Congratulations to you all!

The next scholarship is the william and donola orr scholarship, which supports students with a major in the school of science.

This year’s recipients are daishanaé berry and ashley stoots.

Congratulations!

I now recognize the fatima hassuneh undergraduate research memorial scholarship.

Fatima was a beloved daughter, sister, and friend with a passion and enthusiasm for science.

This scholarship was established to honor her life and continue her legacy of generosity, service, academic achievement, and curiosity.

This year’s recipient is giannina ramirez.

Congratulations!

The michael and susan wells women in science scholarship was established by w. Michael and susan wells, friends of the school of science, iupui, and indiana university. This scholarship supports full-time undergraduate students in the school of science who are academically strong and have a declared major in which women are underrepresented in the school.
This year’s recipients are gillian back, abi mallo from geology, megan wells, no relation, from biology and neuroscience, and miriam wright, psychology and pre-art therapy.

Congratulations to our wells women in science scholars!

We now will honor those students who are receiving department and program awards.

At this time, dr. Ted cummins, chair of biology, will present the biology awards.

Hello. I’m dr. Ted cummins, i’m the chair of the department of biology.

It is my great honor to present to you the 2021 biology department awards.

The first awards are presented to students for outstanding academic achievement in
The bachelor of arts and bachelor of science programs.

These awards are given to undergraduate students with a high gpa in an academically challenging program.

The recipient from the bachelor of arts program is alexa carr.

Congratulations, alexa!

The bachelor of science biology recipient is jocelyn blackburn.

Congratulations, jocelyn!

The ronald e. Kirk award is awarded to the top student in freshman biology.

This year’s we have three recipients. The recipients are
Noah hamilton, sarah morrison, and rhea patel.

Congratulations to all three of you on your achievements!

The n. Douglas lees biology scholarship is in honor of doug less who served the department, school of science, and iupui for more than 45 years. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in biology.

The award this year goes to ryli justice.

Congratulations, ryli!

The richard o. Mccracken scholarship honors dr. Mccracken, who was a biology professor with a passion for research and teaching that was reflected upon all those with whom he had contact.

This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding sophomore or junior.

This year’s recipient is ana danner.

Congratulations, ana!

The robert w. Tuveson memorial scholarship was established by mary ellen tuveson and dr. David stocum to award a student with strong performance and future promise.

This year, we have two recipients.

The award goes to sam bartrom and nkiruka ogbuobele.

Congratulations to both of you!

The joseph russo memorial scholarship is awarded to a biology major with a record of academic excellence.

This year’s recipients are jocelyn blackburn, and isra haider.

Congratulations, jocelyn and isra!

The tah-tah self-achievement award is awarded to an african–american female who is pursuing a medical career.

This award is in memory of tahnesia towner,
Who was a strong, independent young woman who studied biology in pursuit of her dream to be a pediatrician.

This year’s recipient is nyah grice.

Congratulations, nyah!

The outstanding undergraduate recipeint for the undergraduate research award is isra haider.

Congratulations, isra, on your excellent efforts in research!

Now we transition to graduate student awards.

The graduate research award for a doctoral student goes to asma salek.

Congratulations, asma!

The next award, and the last award for biology, is the elizabeth steele creveling scholarship.

Dr. Howard creveling, jr. And his family established this scholarship to pay tribute to his wife, elizabeth, who was passionate about higher education and the sciences.
It is given to an outstanding master’s or doctoral student in biology.

This year’s scholarship goes to phd student alexandra hochstetler.

Congratulations, alex!

Please help me congratulate all our award winners from the biology department.

At this time, dr. Partha basu, chair of chemistry and chemical biology, will present the chemistry and chemical biology awards.

Hello. My name is dr. Partha basu, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology.

Here are our 2021 departmental awards.

Our first award is the patricia a. Boaz award, given to the graduating senior with the highest academic achievement in the bachelors of arts program.

This year’s recipient is nora gilliam.

Congratulations, nora!

The loren t. Jones award is given to a graduating senior with the highest academic achievement in the bachelor of science program.

This year’s award goes to mintare cesiunaite.

Congratulations, mintare!

The next award is the frank j. Welcher award, which is given to a graduating senior with the most outstanding professional promise.

This award is given to emerson hernly.

Congratulations, emerson!

The american institute of chemists student research and recognition award goes to kevin lingle.

Congratulations, kevin!

The distributed drug discovery award for the excellence in organic chemistry is awarded to students who have shown outstanding academic performance in organic chemistry within the classroom and laboratory, mental attitude, and work ethic.

The first recipient for this new award is
Satyajit kulkarni.

Congratulations, satyajit!

The theodore w. Cutshall scholarship is a gift of patricia cutshall to honor the memory of her husband, profesor theodore cutshall.

The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduat student majoring in chemistry who has completed and excelled in his/her organic chemistry research.

This year’s recipient is calvin rasmussen.

Congratulations, calvin!

The james r. Mccarthy memorial scholarship was established by the family of dr. James r. Mccarthy to honor his legacy and lifelong commitment to philanthropy, k-12 education, and higher education.

The scholarship supports a promising undergraduate chemistry student who is pursuing a degree in the school of science.

This year’s recipients are samantha derisse and archit shah.

Congratulations to you both!

The bonner-ferguson-keller scholarship is awarded to a student worker who has been engaged for at least two terms as a stockroom assistant, recitation instructor, or laboratory teaching assistant in the department of chemistry and chemical biology. The awardee will have demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and have been an effective contributor to the department’s educational mission. This year’s recipient is allen johnson.

Congratulations, allen!

The outstanding undergraduate analytical chemistry student award goes to mintare cesiunaite.

We are proud of your accomplishments, mintare!

Next we award the undergraduate summer chemistry research scholarship.
This scholarship will provide support for a student conducting research in the chemistry department.

This year’s recipient is gavin mccabe.

Congratulations, gavin!

Mr. And mrs. Eugene kent established the scott alan kent scholarship in memory of their son, who graduated from iupui with a degree in chemistry. This scholarship is awarded to a promising sophomore or junior chemistry major.

This year the award goes to jake stalker.

Congratulations, jake!


In memory of loren t. Jones, this scholarship provides a summer research stipend to a continuing undergraduate student. The loren t. Jones memorial scholarship, goes to sarah franklin.

Congratulations, sarah!

The crc freshman chemistry achievement award recognizes the outstanding student in the freshmen chemistry courses.

This year the award goes to suleman shahid.

Congratulations, suleman!

The rich–keller elementary chemistry scholarship, is presented each semester to a student who completes the elementary chemistry lecture and laboratory courses with a minimum gpa of 3.0 for each course.

The recipients are caitlin acosta and gabi clark.

Congratulations, caitlin and gabi!

The final awards from the chemistry and chemical biology department will honors graduate students in the area of research.

The graduate chemistry research scholarship awards a continuing doctoral student. This year’s award goes to kyle colston.

Congratulations, kyle!

The graduate student dissertation award is awarded to an outstanding graduate student during their final year of their research.

This year’s recipient is christine skaggs.

Congratulations, christine!

The graduate student leadership and service award goes to a 3rd year or 4th year graduate student who has gone above and beyond to benefit the department.

This year’s winner is kymeri davis.

Congratulations to all our award winners from the department of chemistry and chemical biology.
At this time, dr. Shiaofen fang, chair of computer and information science will present the computer and information science awards.

Hello. My name is shiaofen fang, chair of the department of computer and information science.
Here are our 2021 department awards.

The gersting award for an outstanding undergraduate student is made to a graduating senior for exceptional work in the baccalaureate program.

This year’s recipient is jake waggoner.

Congratulations, jake!

The gersting award for an outstanding graduate student is awarded to a graduating student in the master’s program, who has attained academic excellence and who is dedicated to the profession.

This year’s recipient is nahida chowdhury.

Congratulations, nahida!

The raymond and jane chin undergraduate research award is awarded to an undergraduate student who has not only demonstrated an aptitude for research but also has significantly contributed to the research mission of the department, especially in the domain of computational science.

This year’s recipient is brandon haakenson.

Congratulation, brandon!

The gloria and andrew olson undergraduate service award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student who has significantly contributed to all aspects of the service mission of the department.

This year’s recipient is anna berndt.

Congratulations, anna!

The outstanding woman in computer science award is given to a female computer science major that has shown outstanding promise in the computer and information science program.

This year’s receipient is madeline glass.

Congratulations, madeline!

The promising freshman award is given to a freshman who has shown outstanding promise in the computer science program.

This year’s recipient is josh hale.

Congratulations, josh!

The computer and information science teaching assistant award is made to a graduate teaching assistant who has demonstrated excellence in performance over the course of two consecutive semesters.

This year’s recipient is sarkhan badirli.


Congratulations, sarkhan!

Please help me congratulate our award winners from the computer and information science department.

At this time, dr. Andy barth, interim chair of earth sciences, will present the earth sciences awards.

Hello. I’m jennifer nelson, senior lecturer and academic advisor in the department of earth sciences.

On behalf of dr. Barth, our department chair,
Here i present our 2021 department award recipients.

The earth sciences alumni scholarship is funded through the generous contributions of earth sciences alumni.
This year’s recipients are jennifer dixon and brady turner.

Congratulations, jennifer and brady!

Next, i present the indiana geology and gem society scholarship.

This award assists an undergraduate geology major in pursuing their academic goals.

This year’s recipients are cassia snyder and jade st. Pierre.

Congratulations cassia and jade!
The air & waste management association scholarship is awarded to an iupui undergraduate student majoring in environmental science or geology.

This year’s recipient is giannina ramirez.

Congratulations, giannina!

The next scholarship is the women in geology
(cacc geology) scholarship. This scholarship is given to an oustanding female geology student.

This year’s award goes to abi mallo.

Congratulations, abi!

the dr. Arthur mirsky geology scholarshio honors the more than 50 years that dr. Mirsky and his wife, patricia, have spent in education. Dr. Mirsky was the founding chair in our department.

This year’s recipient is ian marrs.

Congratulations, ian!
Please help me congratulate our department award winners.

At this time, dr. Christine picard, director of the forensic and investigative sciences program, will present the forensic science awards.

Hello. My name is dr. Christine picard, i’m the director of the forensic and investigative sciences program.
Here are our 2021 program awards.

The jay a. Siegel award in forensic science is given to the top student in fis 205 concepts of forensic science in honor of dr. Siegel, founding director of the iupui forensic and investigative sciences program.

The recipient of the jay a. Siegel award is gabrielle clinton.

Congratulations, gabrielle!

Next we have two awards.

The first is the outstanding research award in forensic science, given to students who have demonstrated excellence in research with a commitment and desire to advance the field.

This year’s recipient is abigail mcmillen.
The academic achievement award in forensic science is given for outstanding academic success, including high gpa and challenging course work.

Once again, we congratulate abigail mcmillen on this award.

The fis student leadership award goes to hailey stacy.
This award is presented to a student who has demonstrated leadership and service in the fis program or the fis club.

Congratulations, hailey!

The final scholarship given by fis is the charles gould memorial scholarship and this year we have two awardees.
This scholarship is named for charles gould, who was an fis graduate student and an analyst with the indianapolis marion county forensice service agency.

Established by his family in his memory, this scholarship is given to the top second-year graduate student in the forensic science program.

This year’s recipients are natalie sellnau and michaela heil.

Please help me in congratulating our award winners from the forensic and investigative sciences program.

At this time, dr. Jeffrey watt, chair of the mathematical sciences department, will congratulate the mathematical students.

Hello. My name is dr. Jeff watt, and i’m the chair of the department of mathematical sciences.

And here are our 2021 department awards.

Our first award is the yuri abramovich memorial scholarship.

The scholarship supports students who have a keen interest in the study of mathematics, who demonstrate academic excellence, especially in mathematics courses beyond the sophomore level, and who show promise for a career in mathematics.

This year’s undergraduate recipients are sanika kotnis and dacota sprague, and this year’s graduate students are maxim kosmakov and christopher neuffer.
Again, congratulations to these students.

The anna k. Suter scholarship was established in the memory of professor anna k. Suter who was an advocate for students.

She applauded academic success and encouraged many to persist with their degree objectives.

The scholarship recognizes student’s achievements in mathematics.

This year’s recipients include noah hout, emily mcclear, joshua balda, isaac manring and
Nhatnam nguyen.

Again, congratulations to our anna k. Suter scholars!

The geraldine and david rigdon rise scholarship was established by emeritus professor robert rigdon to honor the memory of his parents.

This scholarship supports undergraduate science majors who have integrated one of the four iupui rise initiatives into their studies.

The year’s recipient is grace mattingly.

Congratulations, grace!

The cowen graduate scholarship was established by dr. Carl cowen and janice wheater-cowen to honor and memorialize janet catherine cowen for her lifelong commitment to philanthropy and education.

The recipient of this scholarship is devin goedeker.
Congratulatons, devin!

The aliprantis prize was established by dr bart ng, dean emiritus and professor of the school of science to honor a dedicated faculty member, dr. Aliprantis.

This year’s recipient of the award goes to erin zhao.

Congratulations, erin!

The outstanding beginning graduate student award this year goes to jacob menix.

Again, congratulation, jacob!

The outstanding advanced graduate student award goes to zhao.

Congratulations, runzhong zhao!

The outstanding beginning statistics graduate student award goes to jiayue wang.

Congratulations, jiayue!

The outstanding advanced master’s student in statistics program award goes to bruck mulat.

Congratulations, bruck!

The outstanding graduate student teaching award goes to sushmanth akkarapakam.

Congratulations, jacob!

The outstanding senior actuarial science major award is presented to jennifer pampuch borden.

Congratulations, jennifer!

The outstanding senior in applied math major award
Is presented to bryan mcclain and to nathan swearingen.

Congratulations, bryan and nathan!

The outstanding senior in math education major award is presented to myra hussain.

Congratulations, myra!

The outstanding senior in pure math major award is presented to hafsa naeem.

Congratulations, hafsa!

The outstanding graduating student in a statistics program award is presented to caleb nye.

Congratulations, caleb!

The outstanding math assistant center tutoring award is presented to duncan hitti.

Congratulations, duncan!

The outstanding math assistant center mentoring award is presented to alyssa shaw.

Congratulations, alyssa!

The undergraduate mathematics major spirit award is given to mathematics a major who demonstrates strength and determination in pursuit of his or her degree.

This year the award is presented to zach wilcher.

Congratulations, zach!

The final awards from the department of mathematical sciences are the bernie morrel teaching awards, presented to faculty for their outstanding teaching.

The award for a full-time faculty member is presented to bryan melsheimer.

And the award for a part-time faculty member is presented this year to bruce boling.

Congratulations, bryan and bruce!

Please help me congratulate all of our award winners from the department of mathematical sciences.

At this time, i’d like to introduce dr. Teri belecky-adams, interim director of the neuroscience program, and she will congratulate the neuroscience students.

Hello. My name is teri belecky-adams, and i am the interim director of the neuroscience program.

Here are the 2021 program awards.

The neuroscience academic excellence award is given to a graduating neuroscience major with the highest grade point average.

This year’s recipients are joseph s. Elmasry,
Megan mcvey, and alejandro soto.

Congratulations to joseph, megan and alejandro!

The seth sears memorial outstanding service award goes to the graduating senior for considerable and outstanding service to the neuroscience program at iupui.

This year, the award goes to lucas montgomery.

Congratulations, lucas!

And the neuroscience outstanding research award goes to graduating senior who has extensively participated and excelled in research in neuroscience.

This year, the award goes to taylor galbari.

Congratulations, taylor, and congratulations to all of our neuroscience program award recipients!

At this time, dr. Andrew gavrin, chair of physics, will present the physics awards.

Hello. My name is dr. Andy gavrin, chair of the department of physics.

Here are our 2021 department awards.

The university physics award is given to an outstanding student in the physics 152 and physics 251 course sequence.

This year’s recipient is emily hine.

Congratulations, emily!

The forrest meiere prize for an outstanding undergraduate physics major is dedicated to forrest meiere, the physics department’s first and longest serving chair. He dedicated 32 years to physics education and research at iupui.

This year, the award goes to grace mattingly, who you’ve seen before, and will see again.

Congratulations, grace!
The d.j. Angus – scientech educational foundation physics scholarship is awarded to a sophomore or junior student who is in good academic standing, has shown a significant improvement in gpa and has displayed a good citizenship record.

The award goes to francisco rodriguez.

Congratulations, francisco!

This year, the physics department names two outstanding physics graduate students.

Our first awardee is xin chen and our second awrdee is andrew wilkey.

Congratulations xin and andrew!

The final physics award is the han paik mentoring award, given in honor of long-time physics faculty member han wan paik.

The award goes to ryan eades.

Congratulations, ryan and congratulations to all the physics award winners!

Dr. Stephen boehm, intermim chair of the
Psychology department, will congratulate psychology award recipients next.

Hello. My name is dr. Stephen boehm, interim chair of the department of psychology.

Here are our 2021 department awards.

Our first award is the robert g. Neel award, which recognizes an undergraduate psychology student who has the best overall gpa after 60 credit hours of coursework.

This year’s recipients are alyssa shaw and
Alejandro soto.

Congratulations alyssa and alejandro!

The robert i. Long award is presented to a graduating senior with outstanding academic achievement and leadership.

This award goes to deja brown.

Congratulations, deja!

The psi chi scholarship is awarded to a psi chi member, who has a minimum 3.5 gpa and demonstrates outstanding leadership and service to the department, school and campus.

This year’s recipient is olivia pedigo.

Congratulations, olivia!

The john f. Kremer undergraduate mentor award is intended to recognize outstanding peer mentors in the introductory psychology class.

This year’s recipient is ramzi maarouf.

Congratulations, ramzi!

The psychology undergraduate community engagement scholarship supports undergraduate students who participate in community engagement.

This year’s recipeint is krishma mcmurray.

Congratulations, krishma!

The psychology undergraduate research scholarship is given to ramzi maarouf.

Congratulations again, ramzi!

The next award is the outstanding student teaching award, which recognizes an outstanding undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistant for their superior ability to impart knowledge of chosen topics to students and to stimulate their desire to master such topics. This year’s awards goes to holly carver an undergraduate student, and matthew grabowski, a graduate student.

Congratulations, holly and matthew!

The clinical psychology award recognizes a graduate student with outstanding performance in clinical work and training.

This year’s recipient is mackenzie shanahan.

Congratulations. Mackenzie!

The clinical psychology award for service recognizes a graduate student with outstanding performance in citizenship service to the department. This year’s recipient is annalee johnson-kwochka.

Congratulations, annalee!

The next award is the clinical psychology award for research excellence. This award recognizes a graduate student with outstanding performance in research – going above and beyond the research requirements of the graduate degree.

This year’s recipients are tracy anastas and
Ekin secinti.

Congratulations tracy and ekin!

The paul j. Mckinley memorial award recognizes outstanding academic and research performance by a graduate student in the addiction neuroscience, formerly psychobiology of addictions, graduate program.

This award goes to clair carron.

Congratulations, clair!

The mckinley award for outreach, public engagemnt and dicersity recognizes outreach and public engagement activity promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the addiction neuroscience graduate program.

This award goes to maribel hernandez.

Congratulations, maribel!

The outstanding industrial and organizational psychology graduate student award recognizes outstanding master’s students in industrial and organizational psychology.

This award goes to laurel mikalouski and jacob schneider.

Congratulations, laurel and jacob!

The final award from the psychology department is the outstanding practicum supervisor award. This year the award goes to dr. Sarah landsberger.

This award recognizes exemplary supervision and training provided to graduate students in clinical psychology who are engaged in clinical practice.

Congratulations, sarah!

And that’s all for psychology.

Congratulations to all our award winners from the psychology department.

Thank you.

Once again i want to congratulate all the students, faculty and staff who received awards and scholarships.

You should be very proud of your accomplishments.

Thank you for taking the time to watch our recognition ceremony.

Have a good day.

School Awards

Trustees' Teaching Award

The Trustees’ Teaching Award honors individuals who have a positive impact on learning through the direct instruction of students, especially undergraduates. Award recipients must have demonstrated a sustained level of teaching excellence and must have completed at least three years of service at IUPUI or IUPUC to be eligible.

Frederique T. Diess
Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Catherine Macris
Earth Sciences

Denise L. Slayback-Barry
Biology

Gautam Vemuri
Physics

Xukai Zou
Computer and Information Science

Research Award for Tenure-Track Faculty

This award is in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of research by a tenure-track faculty member.

Ian K. Webb
Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Research Award for Tenured Faculty

This award is in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of research by a tenured faculty member.

Adam T. Hirsh
Psychology

Service Award

This award is in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of service by a full-time faculty member.

A.J. Baucum
Biology

Full-Time Lecturer Service Award

This award is in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of service by a full-time lecturer.

Gina M. Londino-Smolar
Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Associate Faculty Award

This award is in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of teaching by an associate faculty member.

John M. Kelly
Forensic and Investigative Sciences

Academic Advising Award

This award is in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of academic advising by a full-time faculty or professional staff member.

Tenille R. Bullock
Computer and Information Science

Partners in Education Full-Time Staff Award

The Partners in Education Full-Time Staff Award recognizes staff who make significant contributions in support of their department and the mission of our School. This award acknowledges an individual whose performance is notable among his or her peers and who demonstrates exemplary service.

Tina Carmichael, posthumously
Mathematical Sciences

Angel A. Campbell
Dean's Office

Julie A. Nigro
Dean's Office

Teaching Assistant Award

This award honors a teaching assistant for outstanding teaching, for demonstrating superior ability to impart knowledge to students, and for stimulating student’s desire to master these topics.

Sushmanth Jacob Akkarapakam
Mathematical Sciences

School of Science Innovative Educator Award

This award honors a faculty or staff member who has had a substantial impact on the formal or informal education of students in the School, through an outstanding record of innovation and creativity in or out of the classroom and laboratory setting.

Lixin Wang
Earth Sciences

Malik-Evenbeck-Baker Advocacy and Opportunities Award

Established by Keith and Sally Anliker, this award honors a faculty or staff member who has had a substantial impact on the professional development and career trajectory of a faculty or staff member in the School.

Joseph L. Thompson
Dean's Office

Herron-Bodner-Boschmann Award for Scholarly Work in Science Education

This award honors a faculty member who has engaged in and published or presented their scholarly work in Science Education. This work, including educational research, development of new teaching approaches and technologies, and investigations or implementations of high-impact educational practices, has positively impacted the School of Science.

Patrick L. Gentry
Biology

Chancellor's Scholar

This award is granted on behalf of Chancellor Nasser Paydar. It recognizes outstanding performance by students who have achieved the highest cumulative grade point average as determined by their School. Each year this distinguished award is only conferred upon twenty-two students campus-wide. Below is the 2021 recipient for the School of Science.

Myra A. Hussain
Math Teaching

Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award Nominees

This award is a campus-wide honor given to an IUPUI graduating senior for excellence in independent research who demonstrates a commitment and a desire to explore more deeply the rich knowledge in his or her chosen discipline. The School of Science nominated the following students who demonstrate this excellence.

Grace C. Mattingly
Mathematics and Physics

Molly M. Pederson
Biology, Chemistry, and Forensic & Investigative Sciences

Scholarship Recipients

Hawryluk Family Scholarship

The Hawryluk Family Scholarship was established by dedicated School of Science alumnus and entrepreneur P. Kent Hawryluk. This scholarship supports academically strong students from Indiana who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree with a major in the School of Science.

Kacy L. Black
Chemistry and Forensic & Investigative Sciences

Sarah N. Franklin
Chemistry

Faith R. Prochaska
Biology and Neuroscience

Archit S. Shah
Chemistry

Connor M. Watkins
Geology

Kerzie L. Wildrick
Computer Science

Varma-Nelson Scholarship

Dr. Pratibha Varma-Nelson and Dr. John Nelson established this scholarship to recognize outstanding undergraduate students in the School of Science. Students must be peer-leaders in the Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) program and have a strong academic background.

Brendon J. Glass
Chemistry

Sylvia J. Singh
Biology

BioStorage Technologies RISE Scholarship

The BioStorage Technologies RISE Scholarship supports undergraduate students with a declared major in the School of Science who have an interest in a life sciences-related career, as demonstrated by major or intended career path. This scholarship will support a Research, International, Service Learning, or Experiential Learning (RISE) experience.

Maheen Waheed
Psychology

Indumati Sukhatme RISE Scholarship

Established by former IUPUI Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties, Dr. Uday Sukhatme, the Indumati Sukhatme RISE Scholarship memorializes his mother, Indumati. This scholarship honors her life and inspires others to contribute to new RISE Scholarships, which emphasize the importance of supporting Research, International, Service Learning and Experiential Learning (RISE) experiences for students.

Haeli T. B. Golden
Biology and Medical Humanities & Health Studies

William H. and Elizabeth M. Reid RISE Scholarship

Established by Dr. Bart Ng, Dean Emeritus and Professor at the School of Science at IUPUI, this scholarship honors his mentor, Dr. William H. Reid, and his wife, Elizabeth M. Reid. This RISE scholarship honors the Reid’s legacy and supports outstanding undergraduate students from the School of Science who participate in an international experience.

Reggie S. Parker
Biology

W. Michael and Susan L. Wells RISE Scholarship

Established by dedicated friends of the School, the W. Michael and Susan L. Wells RISE Scholarship supports students with a major in the School of Science who have an interest in a life sciences career and have integrated one of the four IUPUI RISE initiatives into their studies.

Young W. Kim
Biology and Neuroscience

John D. Barnwell Memorial Scholarship

The John D. Barnwell Scholarship was established by Dean Emeritus Dr. David L. Stocum as a tribute to his friend and student, Dr. John D. Barnwell who was a scientist, writer, and musician. The award is given to a student in the School of Science who has effectively integrated the arts and sciences into their degree program.

Jenna L. Polly
Chemistry and Forensic & Investigative Sciences

Frank G. and Ernestine M. Lambertus Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Ernestine Lambertus in honor of her husband, Frank, who was a valued advisor to the Dean of the School of Science. Through their generosity, the Lambertus family has supported many science students in the school over the past three decades. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has shown progress and improvement in their academic program.

Joshua A. Balda
Mathematics

Jacob D. Gammons
Chemistry and Forensic & Investigative Sciences

Connor M. Watkins
Geology

Science and Mathematics Future Teacher Scholarship

The Science and Mathematics Future Teacher Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate science or mathematics education major who demonstrates a record of academic excellence and a commitment to the vocation of K-12 science or mathematics teaching.

Jimmy Lawson
Math Teaching

School of Science Alumni Association Academic Achievement Scholarship

The School of Science Alumni Association Academic Achievement Scholarship is awarded to a continuing undergraduate science major who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the School.

Logan M. Boyer
Biology

Holly E. Carver
Biology

Shelby D. Kress
Psychology

Class of '84 Scholarship

Established by dedicated School of Science alumnus, Stephen A. Freeland, this award recognizes an exceptional undergraduate student in the School of Science Honors Program.

Eleni R. Jackson
Computer Science

The Indianapolis Project SEED Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Rosanne Bonjouklian, a valued friend to the School and an active supporter of the Project SEED Summer Research Program for high school students. The scholarship supports former Project SEED participants that attend IUPUI and pursue a degree in the School of Science with a major in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, forensic and investigative sciences, geology, interdisciplinary studies, mathematics, neuroscience, physics and/or psychology. Consideration may be given to students pursuing degrees in engineering, technology, nursing, or public health.

Bryan Aung
Biology

Victoria J. Bozinovski
Neuroscience

Carlos Gonzalez
Biology

William and Donola Orr Scholarship

The William and Donola Orr Scholarship supports students with a major in the School of Science.

Daishanaé E. Berry
Psychology

Noah R. Eggleston
Geology

Fatima Hassuneh Undergraduate Research Memorial Scholarship

Fatima Hassuneh was a beloved daughter, sister, and friend with a passion and enthusiasm for science. This scholarship was established to honor her life and continue her legacy of generosity, service, academic achievement, and curiosity. This scholarship is given to students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree in the School of Science and are actively engaged in undergraduate research.

Giannina Ramirez
Environmental Science

W. Michael and Susan L. Wells Women in Science Scholarship

The W. Michael and Susan L. Wells Women in Science Scholarship was established by W. Michael and Susan Wells, friends of the School of Science, IUPUI, and Indiana University. This scholarship supports full-time undergraduate students in the School of Science who are academically strong and have a declared major in which women are underrepresented in the school.

Gillian R. Back
Forensic & Investigative Sciences

Abi L. Mallo
Geology

Megan Wells
Biology and Neuroscience

Miriam L. Wright
Psychology

Women in Science Scholars

This award honors outstanding female science students, providing academic and professional development activities designed to enhance educational success, research learning experiences, mentoring, and service learning and community-based activities.

Titilayo H. Adeniyan
Chemistry

Kasey K. Andrews
Neuroscience

Ayomide B. Betiku
Biology

Katelin I. Buckmaster
Chemistry

Emma J. Carrillo
Biology and History

Stephanie L. Creech
Forensic Science

Caitlyn K. Daggy
Biology

Ana R. Danner
Biology, Neuroscience, and Psychology

Janaki C. Dave
Neuroscience

Gabrielle Fricker
Neuroscience

Alax N. Gregory
Interdisciplinary Studies

Sarah E. Hiatt
Computer Science

Tristyn L. Jaynes
Psychology

Jasmine M. Joseph
Environmental Science

Noelle Kane
Psychology

Sophia C. Koesterer
Psychology

Rebecca Lowery
Chemistry and Forensic & Investigative Sciences

Kristin E. Mcfarland
Biology

Blessing A. Olagundoye
Chemistry

Anjali K. Patel
Biology

Jessica Rachell
Biology

Ines M. Rivera
Psychology and Media Arts & Science

Jo Runyon
Biology and Forensic & Investigative Sciences

Marissa G. Schwarz
Psychology

Verayna Spell
Biology

Cynthia A. Van Eaton
Forensic & Investigative Sciences

Janan T. Zaher
Chemistry

Sophia L. Zavala
Biology

Biology Awards

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

Bachelor of Arts

Alexa S. Carr
Biology and Philanthropic Studies

Bachelor of Science

Jocelyn Blackburn
Biology and Liberal Arts Individualized Major

Ronald E. Kirk Award

Established in memory of biology professor Dr. Ronald E. Kirk, this scholarship is awarded to the top student in freshman biology.

Noah T. Hamilton
Biology and Neuroscience

Sarah E. Morrison
Psychology

Rhea M. Patel
Biology

N. Douglas Lees Scholarship

For more than 45 years, Dr. Lees served the Department of Biology, School of Science, and IUPUI. Established in 2019 upon his retirement, this scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in biology who is in good academic standing.

Ryli E. Justice
Biology and Chemistry

Richard O. McCracken Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Richard O. McCracken was a biology professor whose passion for research and teaching was reflected upon those with whom he had contact. In his honor, family and friends established this scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding sophomore or junior biology major.

Ana R. Danner
Biology, Neuroscience and Psychology

Robert W. Tuveson Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mary Ellen Tuveson and Dr. David L. Stocum, this scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in the biological sciences, with strong academic performance and future promise.

Sam A. Bartrom
Biology

Nathaniel J. Weaver
Biology

Joseph Russo Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of biology professor Dr. Joseph Russo, this scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in biology.

Jocelyn Blackburn
Biology and Liberal Arts Individualized Major

Isra N. Haider
Biology and Sociology

Tah-Tah Self Achievement Award

Tahnesia “Tah-Tah” Towner was a strong, independent woman who studied biology in pursuit of her dream to be a pediatrician. Upon her passing, friends and family chose to keep Tah-Tah’s spirit alive by establishing this award, which is made to an African-American female who is pursuing a medical career.

Nyah R. Grice
Biology

Outstanding Research Award

Baccalaureate

Isra N. Haider
Biology and Sociology

Doctorate

Asma Beiraghi Salek
Biology

Elizabeth Steele Creveling Memorial Scholarship

In memory of his wife, Dr. Howard F. Creveling Jr. established this scholarship for an outstanding master’s or doctoral student in biology.

Alexandra E. Hochstetler
Biology

Chemistry and Chemical Biology Awards

Patricia A. Boaz Awards

Dr. Patricia A. Boaz’s passion was her students’ success. Named in her memory, this award is made to the graduating senior with the highest academic achievement in the Bachelor of Arts chemistry program.

Nora J. Gilliam
Chemistry and Epidemiology

Loren T. Jones Award

A former Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology chair, Dr. Loren T. Jones, is honored each year with this award. The recipient is a graduating senior with the highest academic achievement in the Bachelor of Science chemistry program.

Mintare Cesiunaite
Chemistry

Frank J. Welcher Award

Dr. Frank J. Welcher served the Department of Chemistry as its chair before IUPUI was officially established. The award was established in Dr. Welcher’s honor by his wife, Helen Beasley Welcher, and is given to a graduating senior with the most outstanding professional promise.

Emerson L. Hernly
Chemistry and Liberal Arts Individualized Major

American Institute of Chemists Student Research and Recognition Award

Awarded to an outstanding senior majoring in chemistry or biochemistry.

Kevin P. Lingle
Chemistry

Distributed Drug Discovery Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry

Awarded to students who have shown outstanding academic performance in organic chemistry within the classroom and laboratory, mental attitude, and work ethic.

Satyajit H. Kulkarni
Chemistry and Biology

Theodore W. Cutshall Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Patricia Cutshall and family to honor her husband, Dr. Theodore W. Cutshall. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in chemistry in the School of Science who has completed and excelled in their organic chemistry research.

Calvin B. Rasmussen
Chemistry and Biology

James R. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. James R. McCarthy to honor his legacy and lifelong commitment to philanthropy, K-12 education, and higher education. The scholarship supports a promising undergraduate chemistry student who is pursuing a degree in the School of Science.

Samantha I. Derisse
Chemistry

Archit S. Shah
Chemistry

Bonner-Ferguson-Kelley Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student worker who has been engaged for at least two terms as a storeroom assistant, recitation instructor, or laboratory teaching assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. The awardee will have demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and have been an effective contributor to the department’s educational mission.

Allen B. Johnson
Chemistry and Biology

Outstanding Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Student

This award recognizes the outstanding undergraduate student in Analytical Chemistry.

Mintare Cesiunaite
Chemistry

Undergraduate Summer Chemistry Research Scholarship

This scholarship will support one dedicated sophomore or junior chemistry major who is conducting research in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. The recipient will have significant research experience at IUPUI. The recipient’s mentor must be a full-time faculty member in the Department.

Gavin E. Mccabe
Chemistry

Scott Alan Kent Memorial Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kent established this scholarship in memory of their son, Scott Alan Kent, who graduated from IUPUI with a degree in chemistry. This scholarship is awarded to a promising sophomore or junior chemistry major.

Jake Staker
Chemistry

Loren T. Jones Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Loren T. Jones, this award provides a summer research stipend to a continuing undergraduate student.

Sarah N. Franklin
Chemistry

CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award

The CRC award recognizes the outstanding student in the freshmen chemistry courses.

Suleman Shahid
Neuroscience

Rich-Keller Elementary Chemistry Scholarship

Established by Dr. Erwin “Erv” Boschmann, this scholarship is awarded to a student who excels in the elementary chemistry lecture and laboratory courses (CHEM-C101 and CHEM-C121), and honors Dr. Ronald L. Rich and Dr. Raymond N. Keller, both of whom mentored the scholarship donor.

Caitlin Acosta
Nuclear Medicine Technology

Gabi Clark
Biology

Graduate Chemistry Research Scholarship

This scholarship supports one continuing doctoral student who is conducting research in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. The recipient’s mentor must be a full-time faculty member in the Department.

Kyle Colston
Chemistry

Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Dissertation Scholar

This award is given to an outstanding graduate student during the final year of their dissertation research.

Christine Skaggs
Chemistry

Graduate Student Leadership and Service Award

This award is given to a third or fourth year graduate student for extraordinary service and/or leadership to departmental activities and the profession. The recipient goes above and beyond the normal responsibilities as a graduate student.

Kymeri E. Davis
Chemistry

Computer and Information Science Awards

Gersting Award for an Outstanding Undergraduate Student

During their tenures at IUPUI, Drs. John and Judy Gersting have dedicated much of their time to students. In gratitude for the Gerstings’ devotion to teaching, a number of their students, now computer science alumni, established this annual award (and the one following) in their honor. It is made to a graduating senior for exceptional work in the baccalaureate program.

Jake Waggoner
Computer Science

Gersting Award for an Outstanding Graduate Student

This award is made to a graduating student in the master’s or doctoral program who has attained academic excellence and who is dedicated to the profession.

Nahida S. Chowdhury
Computer Science

Raymond and Jane Chin Undergraduate Research Award

Dr. Raymond Chin, Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Computer and Information Science Department, has been an exceptional advocate of undergraduate research opportunities. In his and his wife’s honor, this award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate researcher who has not only demonstrated an aptitude for research but also has significantly contributed to the research mission of the department, especially in the domain of Computational Science.

Brandon Haakenson
Computer Science

Gloria and Andrew Olson Undergraduate Service Award

Dr. Andrew Olson, Professor Emeritus in the Computer and Information Science Department, has been a strong proponent of service activities for undergraduate students. In his and his wife’s honor, this award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student who has significantly contributed to all aspects of the service mission of the department.

Anna L. Berndt
Computer Science

Outstanding Woman in Computer Science Award

This award is given to a female computer science major that has shown outstanding promise in the Computer and Information Science program.

Madeline Glass
Applied Computer Science

Promising Freshman Award

This award is given to a freshman who has shown outstanding promise in the Computer and Information Science program.

Josh E. Hale
Computer Science

Teaching Assistant Award

This award is made to a graduate teaching assistant who has demonstrated excellence in performance over the course of two consecutive semesters.

Sarkhan Badirli
Computer Science

Earth Sciences Awards

Earth Sciences Alumni Scholarship

Established and supported by many IUPUI earth sciences alumni, this scholarship is awarded to a student in the Department of Earth Sciences.

Jennifer B. Dixon
Environmental Science

Brady G. Turner
Environmental Science

Indiana Geology and Gem Scholarship

This scholarship is given to an environmental science or geology major at IUPUI to further the student’s undergraduate degree program.

Cassia N. Snyder
Geology

Jade G.A. St. Pierre
Geology and Anthropology

Air and Waste Management Association Scholarship

This scholarship is given to an IUPUI undergraduate student majoring in environmental science or geology.

Giannina Ramirez
Environmental Science

Women in Geology (CACC Geology) Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes an outstanding female geology student who has studied volcanology or petrology.

Abi L. Mallo
Geology

Dr. Arthur Mirsky Geology Scholarship

Drs. Arthur and Patricia S. Mirsky established this scholarship to support graduate students who are studying geology at IUPUI. This scholarship is a tribute to the more than 50 years the couple spent in education - he as the founder and former Chair of the IUPUI Department of Geology, now Earth Sciences, and she as the Director of Special Education and school psychologist in the Speedway school system.

Ian J. Marrs
Geology

Forensic and Investigative Sciences Awards

Jay A. Siegel Award

This award is given to the top student in FIS 20500 Concepts of Forensic Science I in honor of Dr. Jay A. Siegel, Founding Director of the IUPUI Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program.

Gabrielle J. Clinton
Forensic and Investigative Sciences

Outstanding Research Award

This award is given to an outstanding student who has demonstrated excellence in research with commitment and desire to advance the field of forensic science.

Abigail C. McMillen
Forensic and Investigative Sciences and Biology

Academic Achievement Award

This award is given for outstanding academic achievement, including high GPA and challenging course enrollment.

Abigail C. McMillen
Forensic and Investigative Sciences and Biology

Student Leadership Award

This award is presented to a student who has demonstrated leadership and service in the Forensic and Investigative Sciences (FIS) Program and/or the Forensic Science Club.

Hailey A. Stacy
Forensic and Investigative Sciences, Biology and Chemistry

Charles (Chuck) Gould Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is named for Charles (Chuck) Gould, who was a Forensic and Investigative Sciences graduate student and an analyst with the Indianapolis Marion County Forensic Services Agency (IMCFSA). Established by his family in his memory, this scholarship supports a graduate student pursuing a degree in the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program.

Michaela A. Heil
Forensic and Investigative Sciences

Natalie M. Sellnau
Forensic and Investigative Sciences

Mathematical Sciences Awards

Yuri Abramovich Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family and friends of Dr. Yuri Abramovich, this scholarship commemorates Dr. Abramovich’s legacy as a colleague, mathematician and educator. This scholarship supports students who have a keen interest in the study of mathematics, who demonstrate academic excellence, especially in mathematics courses beyond the sophomore level, and who show promise for a career in mathematics.

Undergraduate

Sanika Kotnis
Mathematics and Economics

Dacota D. Sprague
Mathematics

Graduate

Maxim Kosmakov
Mathematics

Christopher K. Neuffer
Mathematics

Anna K. Suter Scholarship

Professor Anna K. Suter was an advocate for students, promoting academic success and encouraging many students to persist and achieve their degree objectives. This scholarship was established in her memory to support full-time undergraduate students, thus ensuring that the next generation of mathematicians would be recognized for their achievements.

Freshman

Noah R. Hout
Mathematics

Emily G. McClear
Math Teaching

Continuing

Joshua A. Balda
Mathematics

Isaac Manring
Mathematics and Computer Science

Nhatnam Nguyen
Mathematics

Geraldine and David Rigdon RISE Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Robert D. Rigdon, a dedicated emeritus faculty member of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, to honor the memory of his parents, Geraldine and David Rigdon. This award supports undergraduate science majors who have integrated one of the four IUPUI RISE initiatives into their studies.

Grace C. Mattingly
Mathematics and Physics

Cowen Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Carl Cowen and Janice Wheater-Cowen to honor and memorialize Janet Catherine Cowen for her lifelong commitment to philanthropy and education. This scholarship will support a promising graduate student who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences.

Devin A. Goedeker
Mathematics

Charalambos D. Aliprantis Prize

This award was established by Dr. Bart Ng, Dean Emeritus and Professor of the School of Science, to honor the memory of Dr. Charalambos D. “Roko” Aliprantis and his contributions to the development of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Dr. Aliprantis was a dedicated faculty member from 1974 through 1996 and contributed greatly to interdisciplinary research in mathematics. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding mathematics graduate students who exemplify outstanding scholastic achievements as well as leadership qualities.

Erin O. Zhao
Mathematics

Outstanding Beginning Mathematics Graduate Student Award

Jacob S. Menix
Mathematics

Outstanding Advanced Mathematics Graduate Student Award

Runzhong Zhao
Mathematics

Outstanding Beginning Statistics Graduate Student Award

Jiayue Wang
Applied Statistics

Outstanding Advanced Master's Student in Statistics Program Award

Bruck B. Mulat
Applied Statistics

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

Sushmanth Jacob Akkarapakam
Mathematics

Outstanding Senior Actuarial Science Major Award

Jennifer S. Pampuch Borden
Mathematics

Outstanding Senior Applied Math Major Award

Bryan A. McClain
Mathematics and Computer Science

Nathan Swearingen
Mathematics and Computer Science

Outstanding Senior Math Education Major Award

Myra A. Hussain
Math Teaching

Outstanding Senior Pure Math Major Award

Hafsa Naeem
Mathematics

Outstanding Senior Applied Statistics Award

Caleb R. Nye
Mathematics and Quantitative Economics

Outstanding Math Assistance Center Tutor Award

Duncan K. Hitti
Mathematics

Outstanding Math Assistance Center Mentor Award

Alyssa G. Shaw
Psychology

Math Major Spirit Award

Zach Wilcher
Mathematics

Bernie Morrel Full-Time Faculty Teaching Award

Bryan K. Melsheimer
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Bernie Morrel Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award

Bruce A. Boling
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Neuroscience Awards

Academic Excellence Award

This award goes to the graduating neuroscience major who has the highest GPA.

Joseph S. Elmasry
Neuroscience and Biology

Megan McVey
Neuroscience and Biology

Alejandro A. Soto
Neuroscience, Biology and Psychology

Seth Sears Memorial Outstanding Service Award

This award is made to a graduating senior for considerable and outstanding service to the neuroscience program at IUPUI.

Lucas A. Montgomery
Neuroscience, Biology and Sociology

Outstanding Research Award

This award goes to a graduating neuroscience major who has extensively participated and excelled in research in the neurosciences.

Taylor J. Galbari
Neuroscience

Physics Awards

University Physics Award

This award is given to an outstanding student in the PHYS 15200/PHYS 25100 course sequence.

Emily J. Hine
Biomedical Engineering

Forrest Meiere Prize for an Outstanding Undergraduate Physics Major

Dr. Forrest Meiere was the Physics Department’s first and longest-serving chair, dedicating 32 years to physics education and research at IUPUI. This award is made to an undergraduate physics major who has achieved an outstanding academic record.

Grace C. Mattingly
Physics and Mathematics

D.J. Angus-Scientech Education Foundation Physics Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the D.J. Angus-Scientech Education Foundation. It is awarded to a sophomore or junior student who is in good academic standing and has shown significant improvement in grade average.

Francisco A. Rodriguez
Mechanical Engineering

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Xin Chen
Physics

Andrew R. Wilkey
Physics

Han Paik Mentoring Award

The Han Paik Mentoring Award is given in honor of long-time physics faculty member, Dr. Han Won Paik. Dr. Paik joined the faculty of Purdue University in Indianapolis in 1962. He was a devoted teacher of physics throughout his career, and after his retirement in 1993, Dr. Paik continued to mentor students in physics on a volunteer basis. This award is given to a physics major or minor who has shown a commitment to mentoring other students in physics.

Ryan M. Eades
Mathematics

Psychology Awards

Robert G. Neel Award

Dr. Neel is a former chair of the Department of Psychology, and this award honors his many years of service to the School. This award recognizes a senior with the highest GPA.

Alyssa G. Shaw
Psychology

Alejandro A. Soto
Psychology, Biology, Neuroscience

Robert I. Long Award

As department chair, Dr. Long made considerable contributions to the psychology program. This award is made to a graduating senior for excellence in leadership, research, and service.

Deja Brown
Psychology and Africana Studies

Psi Chi Scholarship

Established by Deidre and Alpheus Bingham, the Psi Chi Scholarship is awarded to a member of the IUPUI chapter of Psi Chi, a national honor society, who is academically strong and demonstrates outstanding leadership and service to the department, school, and campus.

Olivia R. Pedigo
Psychology and Criminal Justice

John F. Kremer Undergraduate Mentor Award

Throughout his career, Dr. Kremer believed that peer mentors could have a powerful effect on student success in an introductory psychology class. This award is given to the peer mentor who best exemplifies the characteristics associated with this success: dedication, relentless persistence, creativity, enthusiasm, flexibility, and the ability to connect with all students.

Ramzi G. Maarouf
Psychology

Psychology Undergraduate Community Engagement Scholarship

This scholarship supports undergraduate students who participate in community engagement.

Khrisma A. McMurray
Psychology

Undergraduate Research Award

This award is based upon the total papers accepted for publication, papers accepted for presentation, or amount of contribution by the student to research, especially in generating research ideas and in writing papers.

Ramzi G. Maarouf
Psychology

Outstanding Student Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding student teaching assistants for their superior ability to impart knowledge of chosen topics to students and to stimulate their desire to master such topics. The award recognizes that teaching extends beyond the classroom and includes activities such as mentoring and motivating of students, either formally or informally.

Undergraduate

Holly E. Carver
Biology

Graduate

Matthew Grabowski
Applied Social & Organizational Psychology

Clinical Psychology Award

This award recognizes a graduate student with outstanding performance in clinical work and training.

Mackenzie L. Shanahan
Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology Award for Service

This award recognizes a graduate student with outstanding performance in citizenship service to the department.

Annalee V. Johnson-Kwochka
Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology Award for Research Excellence

This award recognizes a graduate student who goes above and beyond the research requirements of the graduate degree and shows outstanding performance in research.

Tracy M. Anastas
Clinical Psychology

Ekin Secinti
Clinical Psychology

Paul J. McKinley Award

This award is presented to a student in the Addiction Neuroscience doctoral program in memory of former student Paul J. McKinley.

Claire Carron
Addiction Neuroscience

McKinley Award for Outreach, Public Engagement, and Diversity

Maribel Hernandez
Addiction Neuroscience

Outstanding Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Student Award

This award recognizes an outstanding master’s student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Laurel A. Mikalouski
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Jacob Schneider
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Outstanding Clinical Practicum Supervisor Award

This award recognizes exemplary supervision and training provided to graduate students in clinical psychology who are engaged in clinical practice.

Sarah A. Landsberger, Ph.D., HSPP
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
IU School of Medicine