17 area students place at IUPUC math contest

COLUMBUS, Ind. – IUPUC was one of 11 statewide hosts for the 2019 Indiana State Math Contest held on April 13. Nearly 60 students participated in the competition comprised of elementary, middle, and high school students across Indiana. Students choose to compete in one of five categories that include Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Comprehensive. Of the 17, two local students achieved perfect scores including Matthew Liu from Columbus North High School, and Karthik Varigonda from Central Middle School.

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‘Columbus Conversations’ introduced

COLUMBUS, Ind. – IUPUC and the Mill Race Center have announced that Columbus Conversations, a new sic-part series of public forums focusing on current events of special interest to the Columbus community, will begin on Thursday, May 23. Columbus Conversations will held at the Mill Race Center (MRC) on the third Thursday of each month through October, at 6:30 p.m. Series registration is $25 for MRC members and $35 for non-members, and single session prices are $5 for MRC members and $7 non-members. Call the MRC at 812-376-9241 to register. Part one in the series, on May 23, is “Experiencing Our Town: In the Words of Women Immigrants in Columbus, Indiana.” Ten Columbus women from Asia and Latin America will share their Columbus experiences. The stories were featured in a public exhibit sponsored by the Heritage Fund and IUPUC. Topics for future Columbus Conversations include discussions about aging, autism, the opioid crisis, IUPUC student authors, and Exhibit Columbus.

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Learning Center hosts student research expo

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Office of Student Research at IUPUC is holding its ninth annual Student Research Exhibition this Tuesday, April 16, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Columbus Learning Center. The expo brings together the work of 24 students and 13 faculty mentors to showcase 12 research projects selected for the academic year.

Each student-faculty team received a $1,000 grant from the Office of Student Research to fund their project. To earn a grant, students submitted detailed project proposals, passed a rigorous vetting process by a review committee, and then completed their projects with direction and guidance from a faculty mentor.

"These innovative research projects have been an excellent opportunity for students to integrate their academic knowledge with professional research," explained Dr. Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, professor of English at IUPUC.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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