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News Releases for Science and Engineering

Working at the Races Has Been Dream Come True for IUPUI Graduate

Nicholas HawesMay 17, 2010 — He never imagined having a career in racing. After all, his last name isn’t Andretti or Unser.

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IUPUI Student Learns on the Job with Indy Lights Team

Tate Wagers with PBIR Race CarMay 17, 2010 — For Tate Wagers, the big race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month comes two days before the scheduled 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race – “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

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IUPUI Dominates Purdue Grand Prix

2010 Purdue Grand Prix Champion Justin Penix (second from right) and CrewApril 26, 2010 — IUPUI teams on Saturday dominated the annual Purdue Grand Prix go-kart race, leading all 160 laps of the race and taking the top two spots on the podium.

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IUPUI on the Pole for Purdue Grand Prix

Purdue Grand Prix Polesitter Justin Penix (far left) and CrewApril 19, 2010 — For the second year in a row, an IUPUI Motorsports Club go-kart driven by Justin Penix has qualified in the pole position for the annual Purdue Grand Prix.

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IUPUI Motorsports to Field Three Cars Including New Racer in Weekend Races

March 25, 2010 — The IUPUI Motorsports Program last week rolled out a new race car. This weekend (March 27 and 28, 2010) the program’s drivers and pit crews will field the new vehicle, and two other program race cars, at the Gateway International Raceway in St. Louis.

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E and T Receives Almost $1 Million Contract to Help Improve STEM Education

February 25, 2010 — The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI recently received a $944,348 contract from the Indianapolis Private Industry Council (IPIC) to provide support for the STEMWorks Indiana Initiative. This new initiative, designed by IPIC, the School of Engineering and Technology and other partners, seeks to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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New Undergraduate Degree in Biocomputing, Pre-Medicine Only One of Its Kind in Indiana

February 22, 2010 — The School of Science at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis announced a new undergraduate degree program in biocomputing and pre-medicine. The newly developed undergraduate program in computer sciences will provide a research track which will prime students for the rigors of medical school while preparing them for emerging positions in the field of biocomputing.

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School of Science Professor Chairs International Planning Committee for Oceanic Research, Climate Change

February 22, 2010 — The School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis announced Dr. Gabriel Filippelli will serve as the Chair of Science Planning Committee for Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), an international research effort exploring the ocean floor to better understand deep ocean life, how oceans form and what climate changes are occurring throughout the world.

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IUPUI Professor Awarded Four Year, $1.25 Million Grant to Study Gene Expression in Optic Nerve to Understand Brain Injury, Disease

Teri Belecky-AdamsFebruary 5, 2010 — According to the Centers for Disease Control, millions of Americans are affected by brain injury and brain disease each year. In an effort to better understand the brain’s reaction to injury and disease, the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute recently awarded Teri Belecky-Adams, assistant professor of developmental biology at Indiana University – Purdue University School of Science, a four year, $1.25 million grant to study the development of cells and specific gene expressions in astrocytes present in the optic nerve.

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Schumacher Racing and IUPUI to Share Latest Technology to Improve On-Track Performance

January 26, 2010 — Lee Beard, team manager at Don Schumacher Racing, last week (Jan. 16, 2010) announced that DSR and the motorsports engineering program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) have united to develop a comprehensive program to help advance the performance of DSR Top Fuel teams in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

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School of Science Announces Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Outreach

Dr. Jeffrey WattJanuary 21, 2010 — The School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis announced Dr. Jeffrey Watt will be the new Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Outreach. Dr. Watt is currently the Associate Chair for the Department of Mathematical Sciences for the university and has played an instrumental role in community and K-12 student outreach for math education.

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