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Professor Receives Award for Distance Learning Innovation

Professor Receives Award for Distance Learning Innovation

April 27, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Jacob Millspaw, continuing lecturer in physics at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), was awarded the 2016 Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Emerging Innovation from Purdue University.
2015–16 Outstanding Research Award Honors IPFW Mathematician's Quest to Minimize Energy

2015–16 Outstanding Research Award Honors IPFW Mathematician's Quest to Minimize Energy

March 15, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Whether we study electrical charges in equilibrium, orifices of pollen grain, or fullerene molecules, the mathematical model consists of minimizing the potential energy of spherical point configurations. In recognition of these pursuits, IPFW will honor Professor Peter Dragnev, chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and co-director of the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, with the 2015–16 Outstanding Research Award.
Amateur Paleontologist Discovers Big Error in Tiny Phosphatic Fossils

Amateur Paleontologist Discovers Big Error in Tiny Phosphatic Fossils

March 14, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Fossils constitute some of the best evidence of past life and environments, but do fossils always faithfully record that life? A study based on research generated by a collaborative team of amateur paleontologists in the Cincinnati area, IPFW faculty from the Departments of Biology and Geosciences, and geosciences undergraduate students that has been published in the scientific journal PALAIOS explores this question.
Recent Breakthrough Proving Einstein's Theory of Relativity to be Discussed at IPFW

Recent Breakthrough Proving Einstein's Theory of Relativity to be Discussed at IPFW

March 10, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—A team of scientists recently announced that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a sound that fulfilled the last prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Are you curious about why it’s a big deal?
IPFW Part of $700,000 Award to Recruit Indiana Teachers in High-Need Subjects and Schools

IPFW Part of $700,000 Award to Recruit Indiana Teachers in High-Need Subjects and Schools

January 11, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Jeff Nowak, associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies at IPFW, along with Jennifer Hicks, science program manager for the I-STEM Resource Network at Purdue University, are co-principal investigators on a $738,000 grant awarded to the Purdue Research Foundation to fund STEM teacher recruitment and retention throughout the state of Indiana.