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2016 Summit Scholarship Recipients Announced

2016 Summit Scholarship Recipients Announced

March 15, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.— Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016–17 Chapman Scholarship, Doermer Distinguished Scholarship, and Auer Scholarship.
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.
Immersion Excursion Career Exploration Leads to Jobs for IPFW Graduates

Immersion Excursion Career Exploration Leads to Jobs for IPFW Graduates

March 10, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Several students have received job offers as a result of IPFW Career Services' popular Immersion Excursion program. Two recent IPFW graduates, Jessica Hammond and Robert Reyes, received employment offers from the Fort Wayne Autism Center following a career exploration day last spring.
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?
Employers: See What IPFW Students Have to Offer at the Reverse Career Fair

Employers: See What IPFW Students Have to Offer at the Reverse Career Fair

March 07, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Local employers take note: IPFW students are prepared. They know what it takes to work hard and achieve goals. Don't miss this opportunity to discover the professional and leadership skills they can offer your business as you network with student leaders representing their affiliated organizations.
IPFW Honors Program Hosts Summer Camp for High School Juniors

IPFW Honors Program Hosts Summer Camp for High School Juniors

March 03, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Honors Program invites high school students to participate in its first Honors Summer Camp, “Understanding the World Around Us: An Interdisciplinary Perspective.”
IPFW Professor Receives $360,000 Grant From Air Force Office of Scientific Research

IPFW Professor Receives $360,000 Grant From Air Force Office of Scientific Research

March 01, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—John Licato, assistant professor of computer science at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), is a recipient of a 2016 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award for research in artificial intelligence and robotics.
Experience the World in Your Own Backyard: Seeking Hosts for International Students at IPFW

Experience the World in Your Own Backyard: Seeking Hosts for International Students at IPFW

February 26, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—ELS Language Centers/Fort Wayne, on the campus of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), is looking for families to host international students attending ELS.
Ruffolo, Stith named Tapestry 2016 Dedication Award Recipients; Registration Opens February 26

Ruffolo, Stith named Tapestry 2016 Dedication Award Recipients; Registration Opens February 26

February 25, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Community activist and teacher Hana Stith is the 2016 Dedication Award honoree along with Linda Ruffolo, beloved member of the IPFW community who is being honored posthumously at Tapestry: A Day for You, sponsored by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Parkview Health.