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Exhibit explores how childhood toys teach science throughout years

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — “See butterflies turn monsters, fingertips become maps and a waterdrop reveal a universe,” read a 1971 ad for Sears microscope sets displayed in a new Indiana State Museum exhibit. Science at Play allows visitors to explore the history of science kits and toys through a collection from the Chemical […]

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Math, science come alive in new Indiana State Museum exhibit

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Science and math are often considered two of the most important school subjects, but it can be hard for kids to wrap their minds around real world examples. For those students, the Indiana State Museum has a solution. The new Design Zone exhibit is dedicated to math, science and […]

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High school diploma changes approved

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved proposed changes to Indiana’s high school diploma requirements on Thursday. “The new diploma requirements are more academically challenging and set clearer expectations for college and career readiness,” said Teresa Lubbers, Indiana commissioner for higher education. “Our goal is for all students to be […]


Indiana senators will chat live with Hoosier at the International Space Station

Jesselyn Bickley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State senators will communicate next Thursday with an astronaut at the International Space Station who is a native Hoosier. President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, announced that Kevin Ford – who was born in Portland but calls Montpeleir his hometown – will be broadcast to the Senate chamber through […]

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Daniels honors IU chemistry professor with innovation award

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels honored an Indiana University chemistry professor Wednesday with the 2012 Dr. Phillip E. Nelson Innovation Award for his work in the laboratory, his leadership as an executive administrator and his tenure as a distinguished teacher. Richard DiMarchi is a professor of chemistry and the chair of biomolecular […]


Scientists throw party at state fairgrounds

Hoosiers from across the state can explore science at the premier Celebrate Science Indiana event held at the State Fair grounds.