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Another Science Faculty Honored with NSF Award

Gavriil Tsechpenakis, computer and information science, becomes the fifth current faculty member honored with the award, third in the department.

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Indianapolis Mayor Ballard Praises IUPUI STEM Efforts

Mayor Greg Ballard visited the School of Science recently to discuss research opportunities and the role science education plays in the future of the Indiana economy.

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Faculty Awarded Collaborative Research Grants

Six researchers from the School of Science will work with other departments and campuses as part of an ongoing commitment to cross-disciplinary collaborations.

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Science Represented Well at Chancellor's Honors

Faculty, staff and students were honored at the annual awards presented by IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz.

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SCIENCE IN THE NEWS

Inside Indiana Business

Chemistry alumnus Josh Horton says undergraduate research changed his career goals and guided him to a M.D./Ph.D. program at New York University.

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Indianapolis Star

Science at IUPUI serves as a hub in the university's effort to advance STEM education. In the past three years, STEM graduation rates have risen by 25 percent.

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EVENT CALENDAR
Graduate School Boot Camp
Friday, July 12
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2013 IUPUI Regatta
Saturday, Sept. 21
Downtown Canal

Join alumni and other Science family members at the annual canoe race on the canal. The race has become the marquee event for the IUPUI campus.
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Issue: 16May/2013
A message from Dean Simon Rhodes ...Dean Simon Rhodes, School of Science at IUPUI
I want to personally congratulate our new alumni for your hard work and dedication. 

 

You now join a distinguished group of alumni, including many who serve important roles in science, industry and the community. Move forward with the ambition and determination to make your own mark on whatever you pursue. Our alumni--YOU--are an integral part of our success, and we thank you for being a part of the School of Science family.

 

While I celebrate your accomplishment, I also challenge you, and all alumni, to continue the legacy you established through your involvement, leadership and success as students during your years at IUPUI. As alumni, you can help shape the direction of the school and the future of our students. Please keep the School of Science in mind when you are in a position to hire, volunteer or donate.

 

Best regards,


Simon Rhodes

Dean of the School of Science at IUPUI
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Earth Sciences Professor Named Top Scientific Advisor to the U.S. Department of State
Gabe Filippelli, Ph.D.
Gabriel Filippelli, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at IUPUI, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow, a prominent advisory position with the U.S. Department of State in which he will serve as a senior scientist on international matters related to the climate and the environment.

 

Filippelli, director of the Center for Urban Health at IUPUI, is one of only 13 scientists and engineers from across the country to be named a fellow for 2013. He is the first faculty from an Indiana University campus to be appointed to the post.

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Alumni Connection
Recent Grads Share Experiences
Chemistry Grad Turns Tragedy Into Triumph  
A diabetic coma left Jennifer Slaton with memory loss and the inability to speak. Nine years later she reflects on her proud moment walking across the commencement stage.


"If I've learned anything from this coma and almost dying, it's the importance of taking everything one day at a time. That's what I intend to do."

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Jennifer Slaton beat the odds to earn a diploma.
Biology Grad Explored the World Through Science and Research
Jennifer Romine looks back on her time in the School of Science as one of great transition, an eye-opening experience she never expected. This fall, Romine will begin living out her dream of attending medical school when she enters the IU School of Medicine, but it is the impact of the research experiences and international opportunities that continue to guide her education and career.

"Originally I came to IUPUI and didn't really want to do research. What's ironic now is I'm completely embedded in it," said Romine, who graduated with a degree in biology and a minor in medical humanities and health studies.

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Jennifer Romine found her true passion in research while at IUPUI.
IUPUI RISE Initiative Expanded Horizons
Biochemistry 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.

Nastase, who will begin doctoral studies in medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan this fall, was one of two seniors in the School of Science at IUPUI to receive the inaugural Indumati Sukhatme RISE Scholarship. The scholarship supports the university's mission in the areas of Research, International, Service Learning and Experiential Learning (RISE) experiences and was founded in honor of the mother of Uday Sukhatme, former IUPUI Executive Vice Chancellor, Dean of Faculties and physics professor.

"The emphasis on academics and research at IUPUI has been a hugely positive influence on my life," Nastase said. "A traditional campus would have had many more distractions, and I don't believe I ever would have achieved what I was able to do at a different university."

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Anthony Nastase traveled to Germany to learn about 'green' Initiatives.
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