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 Selects Five Graduates for Fall 2022 Young Alumni Award

Five graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, including a local woman, have been selected for the 2022 IUP Young Alumni Award. This award was created to recognize recent IUP graduates identified as being outstanding in their professions.

IUP Receives Funding from USDA to Develop Biosafety/Biorisk Management Certificate Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received more than $460,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture to develop a specialized Biosafety/Biorisk Management Certificate program at IUP.

Biology Major Selected for Kopchick Summer Internship at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Scott Semelsberger, a junior biology pre-medicine major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Northern Cambria, has been selected for IUP’s 2022 Kopchick Summer Fellowship. As the fellowship recipient, he will spend 10 weeks during the summer (from June 6 to August 12) engaged in research at the internationally known MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Kopchick College Fund to Honor Retired Dean

When Dr. Deanne Snavely announced her retirement as dean of the John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics on June 4, 2021, her friends and colleagues knew they needed to come together to honor Dr. Snavely’s work and tenure at the university.