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Patricia Lang: Bringing Needed Diversity into STEM Research

Kicking down walls is Patricia Lang’s specialty—figuratively, at least. She was among the first female scientists at Ball State. Now, her mission is to recruit and retain minority students in STEM programs.

Shaoen Wu: AI and Robots that Make Lives Safer

Growing up in China, Shaoen Wu had limited access to technology. Now, he’s an expert in developing artificial intelligence and robots to make our lives safer.

The Month in Photos: October 2019

Each month, Ball State’s photographers capture hundreds of moments on and around campus. Below are some of the staff’s favorites. Shafer at Sundown The carillon atop Shafer Tower is cast in the supernatural glow of an autumn dusk. The carillon tower houses 48 custom-made bells covering four octaves. (Photo by Samatha Strahan) Fall Classic One […]

Chemistry Alumnus Does Big Research on a Small Scale

When Jeffrey Dick, ’13, was in third grade, he made a sketch of himself as an explorer, wearing an Indiana Jones hat and cutting through the lush jungle in search of things not yet discovered. These days, Dick dons a pair of safety goggles in place of a fedora and wields sophisticated analytical and statistical […]

Political Science Alumna Lobbies for Working Families

She’s the Rocky Balboa of the Indiana Statehouse. Like any tenacious underdog, Jessica Fraser, MA ’06, understands that winning against a stronger opponent requires a 12-round strategy and that you’re going to get knocked down along the way. But what Fraser lacks in power she makes up for in team-building, preparation, and grit. Fraser, who […]

A Campus Trailer Court? Professor Reveals Surprising History

Ball State doctoral student Bruce Geelhoed and his wife Debby fled their on-campus mobile home for the safety of Men’s Gym. Someone had reported a tornado near Tipton, Indiana, and warnings had spread 35 miles east to Ball State University. The day was April 3, 1974 . It would become one of the largest and deadliest tornado outbreaks in history, […]

Young Alumnus Uses Math, Computer Skills to Help Keep Space Station Astronauts Safe

Like a superhero, NASA mathematician Adam Mullins has an origin story. And, like all good origin stories, Adam’s involves overcoming a time of intense suffering, followed by a period of reflection and then discovering his true identity. For Adam, ’18, the story begins in Celina, Ohio. In seventh grade, school came easily, and with little […]