November 18, 2022

Appointments, honors and activities

  • Faculty and staff honors:

-  Robbee Wedow, assistant professor of sociology, has been selected as an advisory board member for the Center of ELSI Resources and Analysis (CERA). The center considers the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of the genetics and genomics research community.

Wedow will serve as an advisor to the group, specifically looking at the ways in which genetics research and the social sciences intersect around complex social and behavioral outcomes. 

- American Resources Corp. (NASDAQ:AREC) ("American Resources" or the "Company"), a next-generation and socially responsible supplier of rare earth and critical elements, carbon and advanced carbon materials to the new infrastructure and electrification marketplace, has announced that Daniel Hasler has agreed to join the board of directors of the company's wholly owned subsidiary, ReElement Technologies, upon the completion of the spin-off to a standalone publicly traded company. Hasler will join the ReElement Technologies advisory board immediately until such time as the Form 10 spin-off is completed.

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  • Student honors:

- A team of four IUPUI biomedical engineering students won a prize from the National Institutes of Health at the 2022 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge. Hosted by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Engineering and Venturewell, the event tasks undergraduate student teams to develop technology solutions for unmet needs in the health care industry. Team members Joseph Bustamante, Nathaniel Chesterson, Haley Gill and Katelyn Murphy were awarded for their development of HappyHeart, a handheld, 3D-printed pediatric heart rhythm monitor that can be used in low-resource clinics for preemptive heart screenings. The team was one of nine winners in a pool of 73 applications from 43 different universities. Before applying for the DEBUT Challenge, the team won grand prize and audience choice awards at the IUPUI JagStart 2022 campus competition, a showcase that helps students develop creative ideas. All four team members graduated this past spring with bachelor’s degrees in biomedical engineering.

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