Chapters 6 and 7

Chapters 6 and 7 : University Library, Science and Technology

University Library

The last corner is University Library, one of the five libraries on campus. For students, it is one of the most popular spaces on campus, especially during finals week.

The lower level of the library houses the Honors College student lounge. The Honors College is a close-knit community of the top scholars from all undergraduate majors and degree-granting schools. The other resource at the University Library is the Graduate Office, which helps students prepare for graduate school.

University Library

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Welcome to University Library, the main library
on campus, but not the only one.

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There are actually five libraries on campus:
the Herron School of Art Library, the School

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of Dentistry Library, the Ruth Lilly Law Library,
and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.

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But, of course, University Library is the
main library on campus.

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Our library recently underwent a renovation
that added 400 more seats, new tables, and

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over 400 outlets and USB ports.

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We’re standing in the main lobby of the
library; if you look up, you can see the multi-floor

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sculpture that’s created by our Herron School
of Art and Design students each year.

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It’s always really cool to see what they
come up with.

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They’ve had a huge scissor sculpture, a
giant book, and a giant bee-hive art installation.

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So we’re currently standing on the fourth
floor of the library.

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These great study spaces were created for
individual study, but there are plenty of

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spaces throughout the library where you can
meet with a group on a first-come, first-served

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basis, or you can reserve space.

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Like I was telling you, this is my favorite
view on campus.

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You can see straight out to the Indianapolis
skyline.

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It’s just a really cool spot to study from.

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I usually spend the last few weeks of the
semester here studying for finals, day and

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night.

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With the study spaces you can reserve and
the printers you can use, everything you need

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is right here.

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I’ve even had a pizza delivered here while
doing a study group with my friends!

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Honestly, being in the library during finals
week is a college experience you do not want

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to miss out on.

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Everyone is working so hard toward the same
goals.

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It’s actually a great time to meet new people
and make new friends too!

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Ok, now let’s head down to the lower level
of the library where our Honors College student

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lounge is.

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Alright, here we are in the Honors College
student lounge.

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The Honors College is a close-knit community
of top scholars from all undergraduate majors

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and degree-granting schools at IUPUI.

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Honors students have access to this space
for studying and collaborating with peers.

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There are two student lounges, a great little
kitchenette with perks like tea and hot chocolate.

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The Honors College staff is also located here
to provide additional support and guidance

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to these students.

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So I would say if you’re interested in being
in the Honors College, definitely look into

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it.

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You first have to apply to the university,
then you’ll fill out a separate application

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for the honors college.

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The deadline for applications to the honors
college is November 15th.

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All freshmen admitted to the honors college
receive a scholarship, but you can also join

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once you’ve started school at IUPUI.

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Another great resource in University Library
is our Graduate Office.

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They’ll help you get into and get through
graduate and professional school.

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If you think you might be interested in graduate
school, they provide workshops for undergraduate

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students to help you get prepared for grad
school, and eventually, they can help you

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with the applications.

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Alright, let’s move on to the Science and
Technology side of campus!

Science and Technology

IUPUI is home to two Purdue degree-granting schools at IUPUI, the School of Science and the School of Engineering and Technology. Students have access to state-of-the-art research labs and professors who are experts in their field.

The IU School of Informatics and Computing is located in the Information and Communication Technology Complex. The building also has advanced resources such as the Virtual Reality Theater, the Advanced Visualization Lab, a video editing lab, and a green screen room.

Science and Technology

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We’re standing in the School of Science
Engineering and Lab building, one of two Purdue

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degree-granting schools at IUPUI.

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8 of their programs offer a Purdue degree,
and one an IU degree.

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Students at the School of Science really benefit
from our location in downtown Indianapolis

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with shadowing, volunteering, and internship
opportunities all around the city.

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Full-time and adjunct faculty are experts
in their field, and bring all of their knowledge

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into the classroom.

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Imagine your forensics class being taught
by the Director of Indiana State Crime lab.

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That’s the kind of expertise and real-world
knowledge our professors bring to the classroom.

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Starting as early as your freshman year, you
can access state-of-the-art research labs.

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All direct admit, freshman, Biology students
are even guaranteed paid lab experience.

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Let’s head to our other Purdue school, the
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.

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We’re standing in The Maker’s Space.

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The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology
grants Purdue degrees in programs like Motorsports

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engineering, Energy Engineering, and Computer
Engineering.

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And because of our location, you get both
a Purdue degree and access to the great resources

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and opportunities in the city.

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We’re standing in the Motorsports Lab.

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We were actually the first school in the nation
to offer a Bachelor's degree in Motorsports,

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and obviously, with access to the racing capital
of the world and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,

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it’s a really strong program with great
hands-on learning opportunities.

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Now let’s head over to the Information and
Communication Technology Complex or ICTC.

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We’re now standing in the main entrance
to the Information and Communication Technology

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Complex, home to the IU School of Informatics
and Computing.

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Informatics is everything that shapes the
way we use information technology and computing

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to improve how people work and live.

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This is an area with really high job growth
and demand for new grads.

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The School of Informatics and Computing has
degree programs for things like Biomedical

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Informatics, Health Information Management,
and Media Arts and Sciences.

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Graduates have gone on to work for companies
like Amazon, Netflix, Google, Pixar, Eli Lilly,

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and tons more.

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All of the seniors present their Capstone,
which is kind of like a final project, at

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a showcase before graduation.

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They’ve done a ton of cool things in the
past, like developing exhibits for Newfields,

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designing prosthetics to treat facial deformities,
and even filming documentaries.

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None of these projects would be possible without
some of the resources available to students

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in the ICTC like the Advanced Visualization
lab, the Virtual Reality Theater, the Video

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Editing Lab, and a green screen room.

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Just across the street from us, a construction
project is underway for the newest addition

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to IUPUI’s campus, Innovation Hall.

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Let’s go check it out.

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We’re now at the future site of Innovation
Hall.

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It’s expected to be completed by August
2020.

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The building is going to bring all three of
the schools we just saw; School of Science,

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School of Engineering and Technology, and
Informatics and Computing, together in research

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and classroom space.

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It’s being built with collaboration and
active learning in mind, as well as lots of

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space for open studying.

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An entire two-story glass wall will face Michigan
Street with open study areas which will offer

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a really cool view.

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Let’s take a quick look at one of the existing
labs on campus with tons of collaboration

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space and tech available to students.

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We’re now in the Idea Garden.

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This space was created a few years ago and
it’s packed with tech like 3D printers,

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VR equipment, and an IQ Wall.

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This space is completely open to students
so you can come in here and work on a project

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for class or just a passion project.

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Any idea you can come up with in your head,
this space is designed to give you the tools

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to bring it to life.

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I love having access to the 3D printers here
so I can use them for class or even personal

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projects.

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There are tons of opportunities to learn here
as well.

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They host events so you can learn some of
the latest techniques and technologies.

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And the entire space is built with collaboration
in mind, so there’s moveable furniture and

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a great whiteboard and smartboard space in
the back.

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Alright, so we’ve covered STEM at IUPUI,
let’s go take a look at the arts.

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