John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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Exploration in Biotechnology IUP/RUIA Summer Program

Exclusively for students from RUIA College in Mumbai, India

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Upward Bound Math and Science at IUP

Upward Bound Math and Science at IUP is a federally-funded college prep program, providing educational experiences to Indiana County high school students.

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STEM Academy

Kopchick College STEM Academy offers a new program for high-achieving high school students through IUP's Dual Enrollment program

We change lives through science, our graduates change the world!

Our graduates change the world as educators, scientists, and leaders.

Our students will experience:

  • opportunities to explore, create, and innovate,
  • team-based problem solving in teaching and learning,
  • interdisciplinary scientific research, and
  • challenges to inspire individual achievement.

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IUP Research Appreciation Week Events

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will celebrate innovative student and faculty research and creative work and welcome Dean Emerita Deanne Snavely as the Women in STEM Summit speaker during IUP’s 2023 Research Appreciation Week, planned for April 3 to 6 at the KCAC.

Undergraduates Present Their Research at State Capitol

IUP undergraduates from Eberly Business College and Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics were invited to present their research to legislators and lawmakers in Harrisburg as part of the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol event in March 2023.

IUP Chemistry Program Receives Continued Approval from American Chemical Society

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Chemistry undergraduate programs in the IUP Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering have received American Chemical Society continued approval for its undergraduate chemistry program.

IUP Hosting Planetarium Shows, Free and Open to the Community

IUP will continue the 2022–23 planetarium shows during the spring semester with “Winter Wonders” on February 28. The program, exploring the winter constellations of Orion and Taurus, also will include information about the Orion nebula and the fact that a supernova remnant is up in the sky every winter evening.

IUP Hosting Professor of Physics and Astronomy for Lectures on Physics of Musical Instruments and Changing Climate of Women in Science

Laurie McNeil, a nationally recognized condensed matter-materials physicist, will be at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on February 9 and 10 to present three programs as the spring 2023 IUP Sigma Xi distinguished speaker.