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News Releases for Science and Engineering

IUPUI 2010 Champion, Runner-Up Qualify for 2011 Grand Prix

Justin Penix at 2010 Grand PrixApril 11, 2011 — The IUPUI racers who took the first and second place trophies in the 2010 Purdue Grand Prix have earned the second and third starting positions at this year's “Greatest Spectacle in College Racing.”

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Research Day to Bring Noted Physicist to Campus, Celebrate Campus Research/Scholarly Activity

S. James Gates Jr, Ph.D.April 1, 2011 — The annual IUPUI Research Day will take place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., April 8, 2011, in Rooms 450A/B/C of the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. The IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is hosting the event as a celebration of IUPUI’s multifaceted and vanguard research and scholarly activities portfolio.

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UCASE welcomes international group focused on science and technology education

Sara Jane Boasman, middle,  a New Zealand Biology teacher, and Palepa Lenara Tupai, right, an education official from Soma, listen to UCASE presentationMarch 3, 2011 — The Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (UCASE) at IUPUI hosted a group of educators and administrators from across the world on February 28 and March 1, all coming to learn more about teaching science and technology in their country’s schools.

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Method of DNA Repair Linked to Higher Likelihood of Genetic Mutation

February 17, 2011 — Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (U.S.A) and Umea° University (Sweden) report in a study published in the February 15, 2011, issue of PLoS Biology that a method by which cells repair breaks in their DNA, known as Break-induced Replication (BIR), is up to 2,800 times more likely to cause genetic mutation than normal cell repair.

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IUPUI to Support Promotion, Management of Midget Series

December 8, 2010 — IUPUI and the United States Auto Club recently announced a cooperative agreement that will involve IUPUI students in the management and promotion of nine 2011 USAC Midget Series events at the Speedrome in Indianapolis.

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Partnership Creates First IUPUI Motorsports Scholarship

December 8, 2010 — CARA Charities and IUPUI recently announced the first ever motorsports-specific scholarship for students in the IUPUI Motorsports Engineering Program.

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Building Mental Muscles Through Theoretical Physics

December 7, 2010 — A grant from the D. J. Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation has made it possible for a student from a suburban Indianapolis high school to co-author, along with his mentor and two other scientists, a theoretical physics study in a top tier peer-reviewed scientific journal, a paper which has been selected for rapid communication due to its importance to the field.

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IUPUI Professor Among IU 2010-2011 Fulbright Grant Recipients

Fulbright Recipient Timothy BrothersNovember 17, 2010 — One IUPUI Professor is among the eight Indiana University faculty and staff who received Fulbright grants for the 2010-2011 academic year.

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Diabetes Drug May Halt Growth of Cysts in Polycystic Kidney Disease

At left, a regulation size football. At right, a human cystic kidney removed during a transplantation operation. A normal human kidney is the size of an adult fistNovember 11, 2010 — Researchers report that a drug commonly used to treat diabetes may also retard the growth of fluid-filled cysts of the most common genetic disorder, polycystic kidney disease. PKD does not discriminate by gender or race and affects one in 1,000 adults worldwide.

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Science and Society in the 21st Century

November 5, 2010 — The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) welcomes 1996 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, Sir Harry Kroto to the IUPUI campus for a public lecture. This event is free and open to the public. The event will begin with a reception from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture from 5:30 – 7  p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, in Room 450A of the IUPUI Campus Center.

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IUPUI Receives $2 Million to Expand State, National Science and Technology Talent Pool

Jeffery X. Watt, Ph.D.September 27, 2010 — A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is targeted to boost the number of students graduating with bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by 10 percent.

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