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Meet the New Faculty in the School of Science at IUPUI

More of the nation's best researchers and teachers have joined the faculty this fall.

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IUPUI Ranked Among the Top Schools for Minorities

IUPUI has been named among the 30 best non-Historically Black Colleges and Universities for minorities in the United States by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

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D3 Program Gains Attention: Leads to IUPUI Conference

IUPUI hosted scientists from around the world for the first-ever workshop devoted to Distributed Drug Discovery, an innovative, student-driven research program quickly becoming a high-impact, low-cost teaching model.

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Indiana LifeScience

Inside Indiana Business

Nigel Richards, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology explains how the state benefits from the city hosting the American Chemists Society fall conference for the first time.

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Physical Review Letters

Jeff Ou, Ph.D., physics, is one of four others highlighted in this prestigious journal for their research into how to eliminate noise when amplifying light signals.

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Scientific American

David Stocum, Ph.D., biology, director of the Center for Regenerative Biology, is featured in a piece that examines how scientists are trying to crack a cell's bioelectric code.

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Lunch at the Regatta

Saturday, Sept. 21
Downtown Canal
The School of Science is hosting a special reception and lunch for our friends at IUPUI's marquee public event along the Downtown Canal. Registration is required for lunch and space is limited.

Science on Tap
"Think Fast-Act Later: Improving computer performance in modern industries."
Wednesday, Oct. 30
5-7 p.m.
Join us for a cold drink and some good discussion on new frontiers in science. This installment features James Hill, assistant professor of computer science, and his latest research to advance software performance technology and improve efficiency. His work has been adopted at major industry leaders such as Boeing, General Electric and Raytheon.


SELB Building Dedication

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Science Corridor, IUPUI

Make plans to join us for the official dedication of the new Science and Engineering Lab Building, the newest addition to the IUPUI campus.

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Issue: 18Sept./2013
A message from Dean Simon Rhodes ...Dean Simon Rhodes, School of Science at IUPUI

The word definitely is getting out about the School of Science at IUPUI.


Record numbers of freshmen enrolled at IUPUI this year as more people are viewing the urban research university as THE school of choice for science students. The downtown campus offers all the amenities and culture of larger universities-now including a new freshman dorm and dining facility-coupled with limitless opportunities for research and internships at nearby labs and medical facilities.


IUPUI boasted a 14.5 percent increase this year, enrolling 3,689 beginning freshman.  Of those, 291 were enrolled as beginning science majors, an increase of 31.6 percent over 2012 enrollment numbers. (Learn more here).


Our success goes beyond simply putting extra students in classrooms, however. Incoming freshman this year also are among the most academically talented and diverse students in the history of the campus.


We expect this trend to continue as students and parents learn more about the caliber of the education available at IUPUI. We truly are a unique and exciting place!


Best regards,

Simon Rhodes

Dean of the School of Science at IUPUI
featureLunch at the 2013 IUPUI Regatta
Science@IUPUI will have plenty of family activities and fun at the IUPUI Regatta.
Help us celebrate our success and cheer on our Science teams! Visit with current students and reconnect with faculty and other graduates while enjoying a free lunch on the School of Science. The entire family is invited.


Since IUPUI held its inaugural Regatta in 2009, nearly 50 science students and alumni have paddled in this family-friendly event. The Regatta gives you a chance to enjoy a fun day under the sun at this marquee event at one of the city's most beautiful landscapes.

Join us from 10:30 a.m.- 4p.m. 

At the HITS Building, adjacent to the starting line

410 W. 10th Street

Downtown Canal, Indianapolis


Lunch available from 12p.m.-2 p.m.

Welcome from Dean Simon Rhodes at 12:30 p.m.


Canoe races all day

Science activities 

Kids games

Face Painting

Student Groups

Live Music

Professor Earns National Grants to Study Treatments for Patients and Caregivers
Research will examine how counseling for patients and their family can improve outcomes
Catherine Mosher, Ph.D.

Catherine Mosher, assistant professor of psychology in the School of Science at IUPUI, will apply nearly $1 million in grant funding to study how a telephone-based treatment process can help ease stress and anxiety issues experienced by advanced-stage lung cancer patients and the family members who care for them.


Mosher said telephone-based psychological counseling is nothing new for cancer patients; however, few studies have examined how extending these services to family caregivers impacts the overall quality of care and comfort of the patient.


"Many caregivers are highly burdened and stressed as a result of the commitment it takes to care for an advanced-stage cancer patient," said Mosher. "Through this flexible approach to mental health care, we're able to tailor the process to best treat the particular problems they are experiencing."

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Chemistry Major Capitalizes on the Chances to Get Involved in the School of Science
Stephanie Metcalf
When you're a student in junior high school, events like your teacher accidentally setting the classroom ceiling on fire tend to stick in your mind. For Stephanie Metcalf, the mishap helped spark her interest in science and soon will lead to a career in biomedical research.

As a student at Borden Jr./Sr. High School, Metcalf was fortunate to have a teacher, Ross Shauver, whose enthusiasm for chemistry was contagious. That passion led her to IUPUI and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

"I like solving things," said Metcalf, from Sellersburg, Ind. "I went to a forensic summer camp when I was in high school, and I fell in love with all the instruments and the samples and all the preparation that takes place in the lab. My counselor said I should look into it further."

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