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The Campaign for the University of Indianapolis

Your gift to the UIndy Fund is one of the easiest and most important ways you can make a difference for UIndy students and will help support the Campaign for the University of Indianapolis. One of the primary objectives of the Campaign is to support our commitment to creating real-world experiential learning opportunities for our students. Below are a few ways our students are engaging in meaningful hands-on research experiences that will prepare them for their careers and future study.

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Student Research & Creativity Showcase

Come back to campus on April 21 to listen to students like these discuss their unique research project.

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Zak Mitiche

Studying:
Sociology and philosophy with concentrations in ethics and social research

Research:
Conducted oral histories (in-depth interviews) with six urban farmers to discover what services would be helpful for them in order to thrive in their cities.

Career:
Zak wants to become a professor and teach others about societies and social behavior. He has plans for pursuing his PhD in sociology after he graduates UIndy.

Regarding working with faculty:
"It was extremely helpful working one-on-one with professor Amanda Miller. Through her mentorship she helped me learn research methods from the beginning to the end."


Lauren Kirchner

Studying:
Psychology, occupational therapy and photography

Research:
Through photography, Lauren used her interest in "changes over time" to systematically capture five locations over a 10-month span.

Career:
After UIndy, Lauren will be fully prepared to work as an entry-level occupational therapist and has interests in working with outpatient care or in pediatrics.

Regarding working with faculty:
"Professor Donna Adams shared her passion for photography with me. Her experience inspired me to spend many weekends traveling to take photos for my research project."


Hannah Clinton

Hannah Clinton, conducting research with professor Brad Neal

Studying:
Chemistry and biology with a pre-veterinary medicine concentration

Research:
Conducting a chemical analysis of gourmet and commercial dog foods to compare heavy metal concentrations.

Career:
UIndy is preparing Hannah for Veterinary School. She hopes to provide
the best health and nutrition information possible for animals.

Regarding working with faculty:
"I really like collaborating with professor Brad Neal and having intelligent conversations with him. I appreciate the guidance and independence he gives me."