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This year 45 School of Science students are on the Top 100 list, up four students from last year. Students will be recognized at the Top 100 Students Recognition Dinner on April 12, 2019. The Top 10 students will be named during the dinner along with one student recognized as “IUPUI’s most outstanding student.”
IUPUI students celebrated the capstone of the 17th annual Jagathon--a 15-hour dance marathon--on March 2. These students have also been denoted as "miracle-makers" as they strive to bring hope to the patients at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.
An IUPUI ecohydrology researcher is seeking answers to questions about interactions between soil, water and vegetation in arid ecosystems to advance understanding of how these systems will respond to environmental changes.
Jason S. Meyer, associate professor of biology, has dedicated his life's work to the regeneration and understanding of the human retinal system -- lately, retinal ganglion cells -- through the growth and implementation of human induced pluripotent stem cells.
Dr. N. Douglas Lees was awarded the IUPUI Chancellor's Medallion by Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar at his retirement reception on January 18, 2019. During his career at IUPUI's School of Science, Dr. Lees has made in indelible impact on the development of campus through his exemplary teaching and his significant contributions to the development of new academic courses and degree programs, faculty governance, department leadership, institutional planning and management, and research and graduate support.
IUPUI biologists, growing human pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal ganglion cells in the lab, have developed a way to create more-mature models that better mimic the environment in the human retina. By introducing hPSC-RGCs to astrocytes, researchers can create cells that are more analogous to human RGCs and can be further used to study diseases such as glaucoma. These results are published online in Stem Cell Reports.
Follow the link below to read the ZD Net article about which tech skills are in most demand this year written by Joe McKendrick.
Follow the link below to read the InformationWeek article written by Jessica Davis about the top six emerging technology jobs for 2019.
INDIANAPOLIS - More than 20 high school students competed at the 2018 Brain Bee at IUPUI held on Saturday, December 8. Carmel High School junior Brian Zhang finished in first place, earning a School of Science scholarship and spot in the national competition.
The School of Science and the School of Science Alumni Association presented alumnus P. Kent Hawryluk with the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Hawryluk accepted the award October 24 during a presentation and on-stage conversation at Lilly Auditorium.