Year: 2016

IPFW hosts 17th annual FIRST LEGO League robotic state tournament

Earlier this month, 44 scholastic teams recently gathered at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Gates Athletics Center Field House to compete in the 17th annual FIRST LEGO League state championships. Each of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) teams — comprised of children ages 9-14 — advanced to the state tournament… Read more »

IU Northwest professor part of an NIH-funded study into myelin degeneration, which is a key contributor to multiple sclerosis

Through a portion of a National Institutes of Health grant shared with an Ohio colleague, IU Northwest assistant professor of chemistry Tia Walker is seeking new clues about the causes and mechanisms that result in multiple sclerosis — better known as MS. Through a $45,000 portion of the $469,000 award, IU Northwest will be able… Read more »

In Room 127 at IU East’s Hayes Hall, innovation and creativity abound

Take a visit to Room 127 in Hayes Hall on the IU East campus in Richmond and one will encounter an absolute treasure trove of high-tech gadgetry. Think of it as an innovation station — a place for students to gain inspiration into research or a new business idea. Want to try on a pair… Read more »

IU Southeast to offer undergraduate degree in neuroscience in spring 2017

Beginning in the spring 2017 semester, IU Southeast will begin offering a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience, making it the only program in the field offered to undergraduates in the greater Louisville area. The multi-disciplinary degree requires 120 hours to complete and includes coursework in psychology, biology and chemistry. Such a degree is particularly… Read more »

Six institutions part of a $4.8 million effort to increase number of minorities who earn STEM degrees

Under an initiative known as the Indiana STEM Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, six higher education institutions throughout Indiana will benefit from a $4.8 million grant that aims to boost the number underrepresented minorities statewide who earn bachelors degrees in science, technology, engineering or math. IUPUI is the lead institution for the grant awarded… Read more »