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Chemistry lecturer wins ACS Salute to Excellence Award

INDIANAPOLIS – Salutes to Excellence is a recognition award that gives ACS members an opportunity to underscore outstanding accomplishments, achievements or service for individuals who have made a positive impact on everyday life. Since the program began in 2000, more than 500 honorees have received Salutes to Excellence awards.

IUPUI chemists develop new technique that could speed drug development

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have devised a method to substantially speed up the process.

The IUPUI chemists have developed and tested a new molecular binding technique that could shorten or abridge the human and animal drug discovery and development process. The new method also is potentially more economical and ecologically friendly than that currently used. 

IUPUI students, researchers begin collaboration with Cuban university to study neglected diseases

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis undergraduate students and researchers recently traveled to Cuba to conduct a workshop and begin a partnership with the University of Havana implementing IUPUI's Distributed Drug Discovery, or D3, program. The American Chemical Society and the School of Science at IUPUI funded the workshop. 

Chemical origami yields new plant compounds with therapeutic and economic potential

INDIANAPOLIS -- Many of these natural products are very useful as antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs or vitamins, among myriad other applications. Many of these compounds are far too complex to synthesize in the laboratory, but they can be purified from the plants in which they are found. 

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IUPUI leading $4.8M project to increase STEM minority pipeline, impacting students statewide

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Science Foundation awarded the grant to IUPUI as the lead institution of the Indiana STEM Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, which was formed to achieve that goal. Other alliance partners are IU Bloomington, Ball State University, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, which is the top provider of transfer students to IUPUI STEM-degree programs.

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Ten Science and Math Doctoral Degrees Now Awarded from IUPUI Campus

INDIANAPOLIS -- The decisions mean that six Purdue science and math doctoral degrees will now be awarded from the Indianapolis campus, reflecting the programs' national prominence and success in obtaining external funding. These are long existing programs that have graduated many successful students.Previously, students enrolled in these programs at IUPUI but the degrees were credited to the West Lafayette campus.

School of Science welcomes new Chair of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

INDIANAPOLIS -- Before joining the IUPUI School of Science, Basu spent the last 22 years in education, research, service and administration at University of Arizona, University of Pittsburgh and, Duquesne University. Additionally, he worked with nonprofit organizations such as the Society for the Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, in a variety of roles including serving as Chair of grants committees.

IUPUI continues efforts to strengthen pipeline of excellent STEM teachers

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