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News Releases for Purdue School of Science

IUPUI Open Houses Give High School Students Scoop on Launching Science Careers

Simon RhodesOctober 19, 2011 — High school students will have opportunities on three Fridays this fall to explore the academic opportunities available to launch careers in a wide range of scientific endeavors– from the life and health sciences to computer, earth and actuarial sciences to chemistry, physics and psychology and dozens of other fields.

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New Modeling of Brain's Circuitry May Bring Better Understanding of Parkinson's Disease

Leonid L. RubchinskySeptember 29, 2011 — Researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have developed a mathematical model of the brain’s neural circuitry that may provide a better understanding of how and why information is not transmitted correctly in the brains of Parkinson’s disease patients. This knowledge may eventually help scientists and clinicians correct these misfires.

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Hair Sampling Shows Mercury Pervasive in Indianapolis Local Health Experts Warn of Link between Fish and Power Plant Emissions

September 23, 2011 — Results of tests taken from people in Indianapolis in April revealed that all of them had some amount of toxic mercury in their bodies.

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IU Professor Launches Pioneering Social Network for Classrooms

Ali JafariSeptember 22, 2011 — If it were an idea for a movie, it might be pitched as the social network meets the global classroom. And should all go according to script, this new online learning environment would soon be showcased at a college, university and high school near you.

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Carbon Nanoparticles Break Barriers--and That May Not Be Good

Carbon nantotubesSeptember 15, 2011 — A study by researchers from the schools of science and medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis examines the effects of carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) on living cells. This work is among the first to study concentrations of these tiny particles that are low enough to mimic the actual exposure of an ordinary individual.

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IndyCar Race Engineer Joins IUPUI Motorsports Engineering Faculty

Scott RaymondAugust 23, 2011 — IndyCar Performance Engineer Scott Raymond is steering his motorsports career in a new direction: the Motorsports Engineering Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011 — As today is the first day all IUPUI schools are in session for fall, you likely will experience construction projects creating new challenges to getting to, from, and around campus. I know I did this morning! Below you will find a list of projects to help you plan your commute, avoid trouble spots, and determine alternate routes ahead of time (see campus map), but first here are the key tips:

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School of Science at IUPUI Appoints Director for Forensic and Investigative Science Program

John GoodpasterAugust 11, 2011 — The School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has appointed John V. Goodpaster, assistant professor in forensic chemistry, as the new director for the Forensic and Investigative Sciences (FIS) Program. The appointment was effective August 1, 2011.

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IUPUI Physics Researcher Receives National Science Foundation's Prestigious CAREER Grant for Graphene Research

August 8, 2011 — Yogesh Joglekar, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), has received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CAREER Award. CAREER Awards are the most prestigious awards granted by the NSF in support of faculty members early in their careers who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and integration of education and research. The award is for $400,000 over a five-year period beginning August 1, 2011.

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High School Teachers Discover New Ways to Engage Students at Nanotech Academy

July 28, 2011 — Thirteen high school teachers from across Indianapolis and the surrounding region convened on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology.

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New IUPUI Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Website Provides Key Information For Current & Potential Students

July 22, 2011 — – The NEW website for Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at IUPUI was launched on Tuesday (July 20, 2011).

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