Education research center helps lead project on undergraduate research

The Center for Postsecondary Research in the Indiana University School of Education will help lead a five-year study aimed at strengthening undergraduate research and creating cohesive, research-based curricula for college-level biology, chemistry, physics and psychology. The project is funded with a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to the Council on Undergraduate Research, […]

Students awarded grants for sustainability research

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre The IU Bloomington Office of Sustainability has awarded 12 Student Research Development Grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. This year’s awards totaled just over $50,000 and will aid student sustainability research focused on stewardship, mitigation of human activity’s environmental impacts and societal responses to environmental problems. The grants […]

IU Poynter Center scholar advising NSF-funded research ethics initiative

A scholar with Indiana University’s Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions is playing a key role in developing a new, interactive resource that will help researchers incorporate ethical practices into their professional lives. Kenneth Pimple, the Poynter Center’s director of teaching research ethics programs, serves as a senior advisor with the […]

An argument for solution-oriented research

Researchers concerned with global change should pursue “solution-oriented” studies that can have an impact at the various levels where policy is made, Indiana University’s Elinor Ostrom and more than a dozen colleagues write in a recent article in the journal BioScience. “Global change research must reorient itself from a focus on biophysically oriented, global-scale analysis […]