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William Mbongo named Fulbright Scholar
William Mbongo, a biology senior who studies biochemistry in Chemistry Professor Angeline Lyon’s research group, has been named a 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar.

Purdue Pugwash conference to focus on climate and society
The 2018 Purdue Student Pugwash Midwest Regional Conference will examine the social and ethical dimensions relating to climate change and society.

Repeat spawning comes with tradeoffs for trout
Biological Sciences Professor Mark Christie's discovery that repeat spawning in steelhead trout could extend life span was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Lipton honored with 2018 Murphy Award for undergraduate teaching
Professor Mark Lipton, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, is the 2018 recipient of the Murphy Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching.

Professor Chang honored with 2018 Murphy Award for undergraduate teaching
Professor Henry Chang, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is the 2018 recipient of the Murphy Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching.

31 Purdue women researchers featured for Women's History Month
Several College of Science women researchers and their impressive work are featured in social media across Purdue this month.

Public invited to viewing party for astronaut Drew Feustel's space launch
The viewing party for Purdue alumnus Andrew (Drew) Feustel's launch to the International Space Station will start at 12:30 p.m. on March 21 in Lawson Commons.

Researchers validate several fluctuation theorems for first time
The first experimental tests of several fundamental theorems in thermodynamics provide a better understanding of how nanoparticles behave under fluctuation.

Atomically thin building blocks could make optoelectrical devices more efficient
New heterostructures could make optoelectrical devices, such as solar panels and sensors, more efficient.

Three faculty honored with College of Science Research Awards
The 2018 recipients of the annual College of Science Research Awards are Professor of Physical Chemistry Dor Ben-Amotz, Professor of Computer Science Ananth Grama, and Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Rafael Lang.

MicroRNA could help treat cancer and asthma
Professor Qing Deng discovered a microRNA that shows promise as a treatment for inflammatory diseases such as asthma and cancer.

Erica Carlson named 150th Anniversary Professor
The 150th Anniversary Professorships honor master teachers who have dedicated their careers to excellence in teaching and mentorship.

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