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Researcher studies connection between geometry and physics

INDIANAPOLIS -- Since the marbles retain their spherical shape, the task hinges on minimizing the odd-shaped interstices between them. Remove the rigidity condition, asking only to preserve the volume of the marbles, and the problem becomes trivial. We have in effect replaced the marbles with Play-Doh balls, letting them squeeze through the crevices as we try to pack more.

Associate professor, chair receives national physics teaching award

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.

School of Science announces record number of Top 100 Students for 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".

High school physics researcher named a 2016 Intel Science Talent Search finalist

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.

Physics alum wins Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

INDIANAPOLIS -- PAEMST is the highest recognition that a K-12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Only up to 108 teachers are recognized each year.

As a teacher at Avon High School and Avon Advanced Learning Center, Haiducu has spent the last 16 years teaching all levels of physics and mathematics.

IUPUI internship program inspires future STEM educators

INDIANAPOLIS -- Did the big bad wolf actually blow down the three little pigs’ houses? Is Cinderella really the owner of the glass slipper? 

Hannah Caito, a senior forensics and biology student at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, uses forensic science to make mysteries like these come to life for visitors of all ages at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Conference seeks to inspire high school girls' interest in in STEM careers

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 135 girls will attend the three-day Girls in STEM MAEOPP Pre-College Student Leadership Conference beginning May 29. The students are from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

School of Science presents awards at the 41st Annual Honors Convocation

INDIANAPOLIS-- The event honored scholarship winners and outstanding students across all science departments.

Associate Dean of the School of Science and associate professor of biology, Kathy Marrs, served as the mistress of ceremonies. Robert L. Smith, M.B.A., President of the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility at Eli Lilly and Company provided the keynote address at the ceremony.

The following school awards were issued:

 School of Science Awards

Faculty and staff awards:

41 Science Students Named in Top 100 for 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- “We are very proud of these Top 100 honorees,” said Dean Simon Rhodes. “They have taken full advantage of the integrated academic, research, leadership and community engagement opportunities that are uniquely found in the School of Science and at IUPUI.”

With 41 students on this year’s list, the School matches it record year in 2014. Last year, 12 of those were named among the Top 20 students on campus.

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