Tag: School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Eight IPFW students walk away with prizes, cash from 19th annual research symposium

  Eight students recently were announced as winners of Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne’s 19th annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium. More than 100 undergraduate and graduate students — a record for the event — presented research in posters that were judged by faculty teams. Judging criteria included poster content, student presentation and… Read more »

Developers of safety bracelet for dementia, beehive health monitor win $100K each in annual competition for student-led businesses

CareBand, a maker of safety bracelets for seniors with dementia, and The Bee Corp., which monitors the health of bees in their hives, each took away $100,000 from IU’s annual Building Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology (BEST) Competition. Monday’s announcement marked the $1 million milestone for investments made by IU alumni over the past five… Read more »

IU, Purdue staffs host two-day 'cybersummit' with key military and government officials

              Indiana University and Purdue University officials recently met with Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security representatives for an overview of each university’s capability to support applied research and academic requirements in information technology and cybersecurity. IU’s portion of the two-day visit occurred Wednesday, March 23 at… Read more »

WHITE: Lilly grant paves the way to explore potential "Rural Center of Excellence" at IU

The arrival of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday season brought with it three substantial gifts for people who work and live in Southwest Central Indiana. They came in the form of grants from the Lilly Endowment Inc. that totaled $42 million — all for initiatives aimed at boosting the region’s economy. One will… Read more »

IU ranked among world's 50 most innovative universities, based on patent, publishing data

According to a Reuters News analysis of patent and publishing data from hundreds of research institutions around the globe between 2008 and 2013, Indiana University ranks among the world’s 50 most innovative universities. IU placed 49th in the list of Top 100 World’s Most Innovative Universities and 33rd among U.S. universities. Twelve of the Top 100, including… Read more »

New institute at IUPUI focused on making Indy an innovative, entrepreneurial hub for sports

What can Twitter posts tell sports marketers, product developers and budding entrepreneurs? For now, it’s hard to know — but the newly launched Sports Innovation Institute at IUPUI aims to find out. By bridging the gap between academia and the sports industry, the institute will help both sectors gain deeper insight into the impact that… Read more »

Five finalist proposals announced for IU's Grand Challenges research program

The most ambitious research effort in Indiana University history — the Grand Challenges program — announced five finalists on Thursday (Jan. 8) to submit full proposals for consideration by an April 18 deadline. Over the next four months, IU’s Office of the Vice President for Research and other university entities will work with finalist teams… Read more »

Now that Interstate 69 links Bloomington with Crane, Evansville, IU officials cite emerging opportunities for economic development

With Wednesday’s official opening of a 27-mile stretch of Interstate 69 between Crane and Bloomington, Indiana University now has unprecedented access to areas of southwest Indiana that extend all the way to Evansville. This means increased opportunities — thanks largely to decreased travel times — to further expand ongoing partnerships with facilities such as Naval… Read more »

Lower energy use, costs emerge from study conducted by SPEA students at NSA Crane

The first project to be launched under the milestone NSA Crane Educational Partnership Agreement signed in October revealed energy savings that ranged from 4.5 percent to nearly 26 percent at three NSA Crane facilities earlier this fall. Three teams of graduate students under the supervision of William Brown, IU’s director of sustainability, spent October and… Read more »