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Science Teaching: Cooks' class
It was still the first week of classes but Graham Cooks, the Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, was already in form -- energetically scrawling formulas and terms on the chalkboard.

Science Teaching: Learning Beyond the Classroom
The College of Science strives to educate its thousands of students in different ways. The college encourages undergraduates to learn outside of the lab and to try their skills in the real world.

Science Teaching: Feasting with Faculty
Food for thought

Science Teaching: Online course offerings continue to evolve
Finding the right mix

Science Teaching: Maymester
Maymester rocks as Geology students explore Scandinavian glaciers and the Italian Southern Alps.

Science Teaching: Murphy Winners
Classroom Excellence: Science faculty receive Purdue’s top teaching award

Google Glass
Eyeing the Future: Purdue PhD grad among first users of Google Glass

Teaching Science: Educating the educators
For Nancy Pelaez, associate professor of biological sciences, a new type of faculty — those who specialize in science education — represents a new challenge for science departments across the country. That’s because fewer than half have formal training in education.

Field Notes: Oklahoma
Michael Baldwin, Associate professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, gives first hand accounts of researching severe summer storms, including two tornadoes in Oklahoma.

Making data sexy
When it comes to hot careers, statistics has your number

Ballroom star
Jennifer Franks balances her biology and statistics studies with a passion for ballroom dancing.

Prime time
Alum’s research produces ‘landmark result’ in number theory.

Media moguls
When faculty experts find themselves in the spotlight

Science alumni make a day of it
It’s a winning mix: Take generations of science alumni and their families, put them in the Western Hemisphere’s largest science museum full of hands-on exhibits and kid-friendly experiments, and then add ice cream. You have the makings of a memorable Science Alumni Day.