Summer 2014 E-Newsletter

Physics and Astronomy Prof. Yulia Pushkar publishes photosynthesis paper
Nature picks up research that focuses on the complex protein photosystem II, which helps produce oxygen during photosynthesis.

Bio soph gets minor planet named after her
Among the spoils of placing well at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair was the honor of minor planet 28848 now being called Nicolemarie.

Alumni Day looks at Indiana's history
Alumni and their family and friends gathered at the Indiana State Museum to share College of Science memories, fellowship and ice cream.

Take a look inside the new Center for Drug Discovery labs
Profs. Mingji Dai and Philip Low moved into their new Center for Drug Discovery labs in May, and they are already feeling at home in the new $28.7 million facility.

Joe Francisco leaves Purdue to become dean at University of Nebraska
The Chemistry and Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences professor's near 20-year career at Purdue is loaded with achievements, honors and impact.

Science Express brings new technology, techniques to Lafayette teachers, students
College of Science Outreach staff spent the first two weeks of June at Jefferson High School in Lafayette preparing teachers for iPad lessons and new lab equipment.

College of Science well-represented in 2014 Woodrow Wilson fellowships
Recent alumni receive large stipends to help fuel their education before teaching the next generation of scientists and mathematicians.

Professor Melosh selected as Purdue's 2014 McCoy Award winner
Melosh is the sole recipient of the most prestigious research honor in the natural sciences given by Purdue University.