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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.

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 […]

On Alternative Spring Break, Students Trade Leisure for Life Lessons

Student volunteers traveled to a challenged St. Louis enclave, stepped into the realities of its residents and took away a new perspective.