Sara Skrabalak

September 30, 2015

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Sara Skrabalak does big things with small subjects as she studies materials on the scale of one billionth of a meter.

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Indiana University chemist Amar Flood has been selected to hold the second Luther Dana Waterman Professorship at IU Bloomington. Flood is currently James F. Jackson Associate Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry. The Luther Dana Waterman Professorship originated 100 years ago, in 1915, when Dr. Luther Dana Waterman, […]

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Want to build a comet? Or a volcano? Take your pick on Saturday, Oct. 26, when IU Bloomington’s astronomy, chemistry, geological sciences, mathematics, and physics departments host their annual open houses. The day-long event includes fundamental experiments designed to thrill — think pumpkins flying out fifth-floor windows and lots of electromagnetic sparks, informative presentations on dark […]

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Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have produced detailed descriptions of the structure and molecular properties of human folate receptor proteins, a key development for designing new drugs that can target cancer and inflammatory diseases without serious side effects. The researchers, from the lab of Charles Dann III, assistant professor of chemistry in the College of […]


The Science Behind The News series, an NBC/NSF collaboration, features features IU Bloomington chemist Erin Carlson path-breaking work in pursuing new medicines.


Erin Carlson

February 4, 2013

The Brilliant Minds series offers short video features showcasing the research and creative activity of faculty at work on the Indiana University Bloomington campus.


Kent Griffith

January 28, 2013

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A native of Mooreland, Ind., undergraduate chemistry major Kent Griffith is one of only 14 U.S. students to receive a Churchill Scholarship this year.


An infamous and ill-fated talking Barbie doll once said, “Math class is tough. Let’s go shopping.” At least until public outcry compelled Mattel to take that 1992 doll off the shelf. Yet that soundtrack still plays for flesh-and-blood girls. The message—that girls do not have the same aptitude or interest as boys in math and […]