About Indiana University STEM fields
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is one of the largest and most diverse public research institutions in the United States. Indiana University is a doctoral/research extensive university with nearly 38,000 students in Bloomington and 30,000 students in Indianapolis. Indiana University, Purdue University and Northwestern University are the alliance partners of the Midwest Crossroads AGEP. Nearly 800 graduate students are enrolled in science, technology and mathematics disciplines in Bloomington.
Indiana University strengths include:
Physical and life SCIENCES have expanded dramatically and launched the Indiana Genomics Initiative, a major effort to improve human health and discover new treatments for human disease. Through the collaboration of researchers in IT, the sciences, and at the IU School of Medicine, IU is becoming an international leader in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. Such 21st -century research requires supercomputing power and massive data storage--IU's computing resources provide both, most recently through the university's partnership in the National Science Foundation TeraGrid project to build the world's most comprehensive, distributed infrastructure for open scientific research. The university also is home to unique laboratories performing research in visualization and pervasive technology.
In 2000, IU established the nation's first School of Informatics. Informatics develops new uses for INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY in order to solve specific problems in areas as diverse as biology, fine arts, and economics. Informatics is also interested in understanding the impact of technology on people. For this reason, some have called informatics "technology with a human face."
IU mathematics professors believe MATHEMATICS can be used not only in traditional ways, but to illuminate important ideas in many different disciplines. Also, the department believes mathematical problems can be approached from different perspectives. For example, recent work on partial differential equations and dynamical systems serves to combine the worlds of “applied” and “pure” mathematics.