IU scientist joins mentor and collaborator for Nobel Prize events in Sweden

Amar Flood studied under 2016 Nobel Laureate J. Fraser Stoddart as a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA Last month, members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences — the organization that awards the Nobel Prize — honored three experts in the field of molecular machines with one of the highest honors in the field of science […]

IU postdoctoral researcher named a Pew Latin American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences

A postdoctoral researcher in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry is one of only 10 scientists named to the 2016 class of Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences, a program of the Pew Charitable Trusts. A native of Argentina, Daiana A. Capdevila will receive support from the program […]

Science mentoring at IU Bloomington: An ever-appreciating, unquantifiable investment

Some of you may have missed the news in January about Indiana University Bloomington physicist John Beggs and his long-distance cyber-mentoring of Horace Greely (N.Y.) High School senior Jiayi Peng to a second-place and $50,000 finish in the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. The story of Beggs’ mentoring, above and beyond the […]

For IU scientists, banner accomplishments; for U.S. science, a dismal season

It’s been a super couple of weeks with respect to science news at Indiana University, as numerous announcements have highlighted achievements that are going to directly affect humanity. Most specifically, young chemist Silas Cook’s achievement synthesizing the world’s most successful anti-malarial drug, artemisinin, which is too expensive to produce naturally at the scale needed to […]