Wired for researchIU has won multiple accolades for its "most wired" status among American universities in the past few years. In tandem with major strides in IT access and sophistication have been diverse research and pedagogical projects that develop naturally in fertile IT environments.
In this edition of IU Home Pages, read about the nine new IU SBC Fellows who will explore innovative teaching strategies using IT. Explore the evolution of a massive new digital data storage system that will affect the capabilities of scientists from fields as far-flung as astronomy and the life sciences. Take a look, too, at a "dream tool" for social and life scientists and a digital project to preserve the fragilely kept history of rural peoples in Central America and Mexico. Another project: to build a multidisciplinary "collaboratory" with expandable databases, simulation engines and discovery tools. The ultimate goal: to assist chemists in the development of new therapies for such disorders as cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Here are some other related stories: