School of Science announces Top 100 Students for 2019
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.”
Having an online social forum for class networking gives physics students a boost, study says
Grasping the impulse-momentum theorem during a 100-level physics lecture is one thing, but what if it doesn't make as much sense once you start your homework assignment?
Andy Gavrin, IUPUI physics department chair and associate professor, first added an online social forum to his courses to help students stay engaged in the coursework and assist one another outside of class. A new study of these forums indicates the online tool is valuable to helping students succeed in physics courses.
Project SEED Inspires Disadvantaged Science Students
Written By: Kylie Veleta
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Physics Researchers use Big Red II to Assess Vitamin E’s Ability to Protect Vital Fatty Acids
Omega-3 polyunsaturated acids (n-3 PUFA) are fatty acids found in fish oils that have multiple health benefits. Various research has shown that dietary consumptions of fish oils can help with cardiovascular diseases, cancer preventions, inflammatory processes, and metabolism improvements. However, it is easy for these fatty acids to be oxidized, and once oxidation happens, health benefits are likely to be lost. Therefore, it is crucial for science to find a way to prevent the oxidation of n-3 PUFA consumed in the diet, and one possible solution is vitamin E.
Scientists use photonic chip to make virtual movies of molecular motion
Written By: Cindy Aisen
INDIANAPOLIS -- Scientists from IUPUI, MIT, Nokia Bell Labs, NTT and the University of Bristol in England, which led the study, have shown how an optical chip can simulate the motion of atoms within molecules at the quantum level. The study is published in the May 31 issue of the journal Nature.