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With seven departments driving it, the College of Science is home to a lot of happenings, discoveries and news. Groundbreaking achievements by students and faculty help make the college an exciting place to be. Read about these recent events here.

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Alumni Day looks at Indiana's history
Alumni, family and friends enjoyed history and College of Science fellowship at the Indiana State Museum

ScienceScape sends 40 kids on a 'Mission to Mars'
The annual summer camp immersed the middle schoolers in science for a week with a variety of experiments, lab work and exploration on campus.

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.

Bio student creates a 'Capitol' research poster
Katie Reinhart's research on parasites known as schistosomes earned her a spot in the Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C.

Global Science Partners get 'Amazing'
College of Science students' take on "Amazing Race" promoted international culture.

College of Science has busy Spring Fest
A tent full of experiments and a lobby full of sea creatures scored well for hundreds in attendance at the annual Purdue event.

'Our Astronaut' impresses students with stories about space
Dr. Drew Feustel answered questions during an informal talk with students about his shuttle missions, his previous career before NASA and his time in the College of Science

Get coffee with astronaut and CoS alum Andrew Feustel
CoS alumnus and NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel returns to campus to meet with students before the big "Our Astronauts" event

Mathematical Statistics senior wins coveted G.A. Ross Award
Austin Childs takes home award that goes to one graduating senior man for academic and community service work

Chemistry student one of four Purdue Goldwater Scholarship recipients
Nicholas Pogranichniy's strong research work with lasers and crystals helped him win the $7,500 scholarship

Jandos Scholarship helps outstanding female College of Science students
The unexpected scholarship has given $5,000 a year to almost 100 undergraduates since 2009.