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At IUPUI School of Science, we are dedicated to making an impact, and improving lives. This section highlights just a few of our faculty, students, and alumni who exemplify what it means to be a lifelong School of Science scholar. We never stop learning, and never stop searching for answers.
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When you’re a student in junior high school, events like your teacher accidentally setting the classroom ceiling on fire tend to stick in your mind. For Stephanie Metcalf, the mishap helped spark her interest in science and soon will lead to a career in...
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Jennifer Slaton celebrated her 27th birthday recently in a grand style with a few thousand of her friends—at her college graduation. Most in the audience had no idea of the struggles it took for her to reach the milestone of earning her diploma.Slaton...
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As an undergraduate science student in Canada, Brenda Blacklock looked at her research work outside the classroom as equally important as anything she would ever learn in a textbook.She held research positions in a brewery, a pharmaceutical company and...
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Stories of married couples meeting in college are not uncommon, but recent School of Science graduates John and Jordan Skomp have taken that old tale one step further.The Skomps met as freshman chemistry majors in 2008 in the Windows on Science class at...
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The old adage of things happening for a reason rings especially true for Jacob Layer, a recent graduate of the School of Science at IUPUI.At age 12, the Logansport, Ind., native survived a scare with leukemia, which he credits for leading him toward a...
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Growing up, Josh Horton figured the best way to help people was to go to medical school and become a doctor. After four years in labs at IUPUI, his dreams of helping people have expanded to include medical research.“I didn’t have any interest in research...
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Eric Keller is an ambitious and determined student yet is approachable and easy-going. While his true passion is science, he also enjoys running, poetry, and video production. He started at IUPUI as a biology major but, after an organic chemistry class...
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For a “how to” on forging a successful career in science or business, School of Science alumnus Dr. Ron Bowsher may be one person worth meeting. After a 30-year career in research and drug development at the Lilly Research Labs, Bowsher has since spent...