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From the Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium on Butler University's Indianapolis campus, science students are remotely controlling telescopes in Colorado and the South American country of Chile. Others are in Panama studying tropical biology, some doing internships at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. It's these one-of-a-kind experiences that the university believes is attracting science students to the campus in record numbers—and like a beaker bubbling over, the overflow of students has triggered plans for a science expansion unlike any in the school's history.
Bloomington, Indiana's rich culture of entrepreneurship in life sciences and information technology now has a new source of financial support and technical expertise. A Bloomington chapter of StepStone Angel Investors has been created to support local entrepreneurs and emerging small businesses.
Inside INdiana Business, BioCrossroads and Indiana University have launched a new partnership to communicate the growth, success and excitement surrounding Indiana's life sciences industry. We share a belief that this innovative field plays a vital role in the development of the entrepreneurs, innovations and businesses that will allow Indiana to compete in a global economy. Life Sciences INdiana is published by the special projects unit of Grow INdiana Media Ventures LLC, the parent company of the Inside INdiana Business brand of business news products.
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