For the past few months, local middle school students have developed projects for an annual science competition. For this year’s competition, participants were instructed to conceptualize and create a hypothetical future city. The city had to address an environmental issue; this year it was storm water runoff management. IPFW hosted the competition in the Walb Student Union.
Scientists at Purdue University are exploring ways to reduce the impact of invasive Asian carp in Midwest waters. The fish compete with local species for resources and their invasive relatives can be a nuisance to humans as well. One researcher analyzed the effectiveness of applying electric shocks to fish embryos, and discusses his findings.