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March 23, 2016

This award is given in recognition of contributions to undergraduate physics teaching and awardees are chosen for their extraordinary accomplishments in communicating the excitement of physics to their students. John Wiley & Sons is the principal source of funding for this award, through its donation to the AAPT.

March 23, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Six undergraduate students received the award: Kaitlyn Engle, Morgan Moran, Greg Rothchild, Kamilah Walters, Bryce Wray-Nelson, and Lauren Yoder.

March 22, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bonnie Blazer-Yost, professor of biology, said the disease equally affects people across gender, race and ethnicity. It can dramatically change the kidneys' appearance and function.

March 21, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Their goal is the development of therapies to prevent or cure glaucoma. 

In addition to glaucoma, a group of degenerative diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness, this work has potential implications for treatment of optic- nerve injuries of the types incurred by soldiers in combat or athletes in contact sports.

March 15, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- The first work of its type was conducted by researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis led by clinical health psychologist Adam T. Hirsh.

While the IUPUI researchers found that Hispanic Americans reported fewer pain conditions, they also found that Hispanics reported greater pain sensitivity and less pain tolerance in laboratory-based studies than non-Hispanic white Americans.

March 10, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – "We congratulate all of the Top 100 honorees," said School of Science Dean Simon Rhodes. "At IUPUI and in the School of Science, our students combine academic excellence with a unique environment where they can also develop remarkable research, leadership and community engagement skills".

March 8, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — Through this event, IUPUI School of Science is meeting President Barack Obama’s initiative Computer Science for All,which seeks to empower K-12 students to become active citizens in our technology-driven world.

March 7, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – Carmel High School student Sreya Vemuri was named a finalist by the Intel Corporation and the Society for Science & the Public. Vemuri has completed theoretical physics research with Yogesh Joglekar, associate professor of physics for the School of Science at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.

“Sreya has been a phenomenal high-school student, carrying out research at a level that is more typical of a senior undergraduate or graduate student in theoretical physics,” Joglekar said.

March 1, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Brizendine, MS ’93, was honored February 25 at the 2016 IUPUI Alumni Leaders’ Dinner. The Hine Medal is a campus-wide award that recognizes significant contributions from an individual alumnus in support of the campus and its alumni programs.

He has served the School of Science and IUPUI in a selfless way, demonstrating to others what it means to be a proud IUPUI and School of Science alumnus.

February 22, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- The IUPUI review and analysis of 19 studies is the first to examine the entire published literature and quantify the relationship between race and the use of pain-coping strategies.

"Coping" is broadly defined as the use of behavioral and cognitive techniques to manage stress. Pain coping is the specific application of these techniques for pain management.

February 17, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers program, aimed to provide STEM education for underrepresented minorities, will introduce area high school students and high school teachers to the field of nanotechnology via concentrated two-week summer programs coupled with academic-year mentoring, support and research opportunities. 

February 12, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- The positive trend in vegetation greenness has been observed through satellite images, but the reasons for it had been unclear.  

After analyzing 45 studies from eight countries, Lixin Wang, assistant professor of earth sciences in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and a Ph.D. student in Wang's group, Xuefei Lu, concluded the greening likely stems from the impact of rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide on plant water savings and consequent increases in available soil water.

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