Betsy Fife endows $1.5 million gift to the School of Science in honor of chemistry chair emeritus
INDIANAPOLIS -- The School of Science at IUPUI has received a $1.5 million planned gift from Betsy L. Fife. The gift will endow a chair within the chemistry department in honor of Fife's late husband, Wilmer K. Fife.
Previously unknown mechanism causes increased forest water use, new study says
In a study published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers report the mechanism works this way: Sulfuric and nitric acid fall to the ground when fossil fuels are burned, causing acidification of the soil. When that happens, a significant amount of soil calcium washes out of the soil, and then plants suffer from calcium deficiency. Calcium deficiency causes the plants to intensify their use of water.
Shiaofen Fang will serve as School of Science Interim Dean
IUPUI Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar recently announced an interim dean appointment for the School of Science. Shiaofen Fang, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Science, has been chosen to serve as interim dean of the School of Science effective July 1, 2019.
2019 Spirit of Philanthropy awardees announced
More than 30 faculty, staff, alumni and community organizations were announced as recipients of the 2019 IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award. The School of Science honored Bart Ng, Ph.D., with this year's award. Ng is School of Science dean emeritus and M.L. Bittinger Chair Professor Emeritus for the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Geology alumnus and researcher presented at the annual Mirsky Lecture
IUPUI School of Science alumnus and internationally recognized researcher Eric Hiatt, Ph.D., presented at the 7th Annual Drs. Arthur and Patricia Mirsky Lecture. An award-winning professor at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Hiatt presented "Earth's Last Global Ice Age: Biosphere and Geosphere Interactions on an Ice-Covered World" at the April 9 event.
Innovation Hall, IUPUI's newest classroom building, brings together three STEM powerhouses
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, IUPUI Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar, School of Science Dean Simon Rhodes and other leaders have broken ground on Innovation Hall, IUPUI's newest classroom building that will bring together three IUPUI STEM powerhouses
Neuroscience student named IUPUI's Most Outstanding Student for 2019
14 Science students awarded 2019 Plater Medallion
The William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion recognizes graduating students that have demonstrated exceptional dedication to their community while attending IUPUI. Activities typically include volunteerism, political engagement, service learning, and community/social issue advocacy. Often these students demonstrate a personal and intellectual growth along with a positive community impact.
School of Science recipients for the 2019 Plater Civic Engagement Medallion: please join us in congratulating the recipients for their devotion to civic engagement.