Student Achievements: Summer Recap
Students at IU Bloomington continued their commitment to excellence during the summer of 2013.
Awards and Research
Students represented IU Bloomington in a number of national competitions and publications this summer.
- Charlie Scudder, a senior in the School of Journalism, won the Hearst Journalism Awards Program's Intercollegiate Writing Competition National Championship. The competition, held in San Francisco, featured eight finalists, including 2013 IU School of Journalism graduate Claire Wiseman. Scudder was the fourth IU student in the past three years to win or place second in the competition.
- Semin Lee, a doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry, was the lead author of an article published in the journal Nature Chemistry. The article detailed the production of a star-shaped macromolecule developed in the lab of Amar Flood, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry.
- Yajia Zhang and Jingru Luo, Ph.D. students in the School of Informatics and Computing, spent part of the summer at Drexel University as members of a team that advanced in the $2 million U.S. Department of Defense's DARPA Robotics Challenge. IU's Intelligent Motion Lab, led by computer science assistant professor Kris Hauser, is working in a joint effort with nine other universities to develop a humanoid robot, Hubo, capable of performing tasks such as climbing a ladder. The team’s work will culminate in trials of the robot in December.
Starting the Year Off Right
The 2013-14 school year opens in impressive fashion for the IU Bloomington student body.
- The more than 7,600 incoming freshmen represent one of the largest classes in IU history, and they’re also the most academically accomplished class on record.
- The 20 students announced as this year’s Wells Scholars include a brother/sister duo from Delray Beach, Florida and the first incoming freshman Wells Scholar from a high school outside of the United States, Elisa Dickey of Sala Bolognese, Italy.