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At the Center: Latest news from CEES

Meet the Interns: Nouran Amin

CEES is lucky to have several undergraduate interns on staff. Over the last couple of years, CEES interns have been working hard creating and executing science lessons to at-risk youth in the Indianapolis area.

New CEES Location

CEES has recently relocated from the IUETC building to the BRTC building (right off of 16th St.) on IUPUI’s campus. In our new location, we have more spacious offices for our directors and assistants, and a new DSE office. We have also been given a new CEES lab that has newer, updated equipment, and much more room to conduct research.

Celebrate Science

On Saturday October 3rd, the annual Celebrate Science event took place at the Blue Ribbon Pavilion in the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The White River Festival

CEES participated in the annual White River Festival on September 12th showcasing its exhibit on rivers and sedimentation.

EPA Grant

For the past two years, Dr. Brian Plankis and Dr. Pamela Martin have been working on elementary after school science clubs.  These science clubs are designed to increase science interest in younger students which could in turn have an effect on their college and career path choices.  

Lilly Arbor Project Update

Last week students, friends of CEES and concerned citizens gathered for a tour of the Lilly ARBOR project followed by a screening of Dam Nation hosted by the Student Sustainability Council.

Edge of Field Update


The edge of field project at Starkey Farm survived one of the wettest summers on record. During the months of June and July many samples were taken and brought back to the lab for analysis. Jacob and Danielle became very familiar with the site and were often visiting 4-5 times a week.  

Jeremy Webber, CEES Research Scientist, Elected to Indiana Water Monitoring Council Board of Directors

Jeremy Webber, CEES Research Scientist was elected to the Indiana Water Monitoring Council (InWMC) Board of Directors and will also serve as President of the Council for the next two years.  The mission of the InWMC is to maximize resources through improved communication, coordination, data sharing, and collaboration.  The InWMC is a state-wide

Bug Fest 2015

Jacob teaching

Bug Fest 2015 was a huge success! Everyone had a great time and came away with a better understanding of bats and their role in the ecosystem. We need bats to eat the bugs!


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