The work that Jan Cowan, Director and Associate Professor of Architectural Technology, and Darrell Nickolson, Assistant Clinical Professor of Architectural Technology and Interior Design, are doing together is an excellent example of how IUPUI and the Design and Communication Technology (DCT) Department continue to focus on community, collaboration and careers to benefit students and society.
Energy continues to be a hot topic as the US seeks to reduce its dependence on foreign oil, and bio-energy is certainly part of the discussion as biomass may offer America a tremendous opportunity to use domestic and sustainable resources to provide its fuel, power and chemical needs. To address current and critical bio-energy issues, the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI is holding a Bio-energy Forum on Friday, May 7 at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel located at 850 West Michigan Street in Indianapolis from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
IUPUI's STEM Club, which focuses on promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Indiana has just been awarded a total of $113,000 from the Indianapolis Private Industry Council (IPIC) to provide summer training for at-risk youth through IPIC's newly announced YouthWorks Indy (YWI) summer enrichment program.
Three students from the IUPUI chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-IUPUI) traveled to Santo Domingo, Ecuador for spring break this year. During the seven-day trip, IUPUI's EWB team conducted preliminary meetings and assessment for a community center and school for the blind. This is the first of several trips projected for the next few years in IUPUI's continued efforts to complete the EWB Ecuador project.
By William J. Booher - indystar.com
Among Joshua Grow's roles in the late 1990s while a student at Perry Meridian High School was as the Mad Hatter in a school production of "Alice in Wonderland."
While a student actor, Grow said, he already had his heart set on another form of entertainment.
"I always wanted to work on movies in some capacity," he said.
IUPUI Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Student Competes with Team MangoBunnies in the U.S. Imagine Cup 2009 Finals, Team Places First Runner-Up Earning a $4,000 Cash Prize
Malisa Vongskul from Seymour, Indiana is a sophomore CIT major at IUPUI. Vongskul just transferred to IUPUI in the fall from DePauw University, and she's already making a name for herself in bringing the university accolades. Vongskul recently competed in Microsoft's Imagine Cup Challenge, the world's premier student technology competition in which students apply their technology know-how to tackle the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education recently approved a new Energy Engineering degree for the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology (E&T) at IUPUI. IUPUI is one of a handful of schools across the country to offer a Bachelor's of Science in Energy Engineering, specifically preparing students for careers in this rapidly-expanding industry.
IUPUI and Sarah Fisher Racing Announce Partnership for Education
INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) today announced a partnership with Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), an urban research and academic health sciences campus with 21 schools and academic units, that would sponsor Sarah Fisher’s No. 67 Honda powered Dallara for the upcoming Indianapolis 500.
“The group at IUPUI has become great friends of mine over the years,” said Fisher, who will attempt to qualify for her seventh Indianapolis 500 this weekend. “I have talked with students many times and at one time, I too was a student at IUPUI. I’m honored to be associated with a university that has such prestige. Education has always played an important role in my life and I hope through our association, others can share in that importance.”
“Sarah is an excellent role model for IUPUI students,” said Amy Conrad Warner, Vice Chancellor, IUPUI. “She is passionate about her chosen career and is defying the odds. Starting her own race team shows the entrepreneurial spirit that we want all of our students to possess.”
Fisher was one of the first students in the EDDP program, a joint effort between Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI and Butler University. Fisher has been a helping hand with the School of Engineering and Technology as well as several units on campus and has made personal appearances to meet and talk with undergraduate students.
The Sponsorship of Sarah Fisher Racing is a collaborative effort between the IU School of Liberal Arts, the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, and the IUPUI campus administration.
“This is another example of the great collaboration on the IUPUI campus,” said Robert White, Dean, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI.
Dr. Oner Yurtseven, dean of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI, will further discuss the partnership with Fisher when he formally announces a first in the nation four-year Motorsports Engineering program on Tuesday, May 20 at 12:45 p.m., during the INgear Growing Racing and Education event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (More information about the INgear event is available at http://www.indianamotorsports.org)
Fisher returns to the track today for practice after honorary starter, Jon Laski, 2008 Purdue Grand Prix winner and IUPUI student waves the green flag for the start of practice at 12:00 p.m.
The 2008 Indianapolis 500 is set for May 25, 2008, at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 92nd running of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The hallmark IndyCar Series in DIRECTV HD event will be featured through worldwide comprehensive coverage through ABC/ESPN in HD with additional coverage available on the IMS Radio Network and XM Satellite Radio. Broadcast coverage summaries will be available at www.indycar.com and www.brickyard.com.