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

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

Purdue professor receives grants to improve gene therapy for cancer
Professor of Biology Andrea Kasinski's microRNA therapeutics research, funded by the NIH and the American Cancer Society, brings us closer to finding effective cancer treatments.

College of Science plans new lab teaching facility
Creating the best lab spaces for students is what it's all about. The Purdue Exponent interviews Dean Wolfe about plans for the new STEM teaching building.

Freezing electrons makes them get in line
This amazing accidental discovery from Purdue Physics and Astronomy Professor Michael Manfra and his team will help us understand how electrons interact in controlled environments.

Research shows ice sheets as large as Greenland’s melted fast in a warming climate
Research published in Science from Professor of Physics Marc Caffee and Purdue's PRIME Lab shows how large ice sheets can melt quickly in warming climates.

Purdue begins plans for landmark new science teaching lab facility
Science education at Purdue is poised to take an important step forward with the announcement of plans to build what would be the first new facility dedicated to teaching labs constructed on campus in nearly 50 years.

We should use central pressure deficit, not wind speed, to predict hurricane damage
Professor of Atmospheric Science Dan Chavas has discovered a more accurate way to classify hurricanes and to predict the damage they'll do.

EAPS to purchase new weather radar
Professor Robin Tanamachi is bringing X-band weather radar technology to the "radome" on the roof of Wang Hall, filling a lower atmospheric observation gap and bringing more accurate weather forecasts.

Lectures set to celebrate Purdue’s most prestigious research awards
Two College of Science faculty members are among the three Purdue faculty giving distinguished research lectures Monday Oct. 30.

Purdue professor receives grant to study fragile X syndrome
There’s new hope for understanding the impaired visual learning of those affected by Fragile X syndrome—a common form of autism. Professor Chubykin is examining neurocircuits that effect responses to visual stimuli.

Urban heat and cool island effects controlled by agriculture and irrigation
This fascinating study of 89 cities in India by Professor Mathew Huber and his team shows how agriculture and irrigation can cool temperatures.

Technology that led to the recent Nobel Prize was critical in Purdue’s study of the Zika virus structure
Purdue University researchers Michael Rossmann and Richard Kuhn have been at the forefront of discovery with the help of a technology that recently led to a Nobel Prize in chemistry for three scientists.

Ancient asteroid impact exposes the moon’s interior
Scientists have long assumed that all the planets in our solar system look the same beneath the surface, but a study published in Geology on Oct. 4 tells a different story.

Elsenbaumer named as chancellor of Purdue's Fort Wayne campus
Purdue College of Science alumnus Ronald Elsenbaumer has been named the next chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, effective Nov. 1.

Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition
At the graduate school fair, you'll have the opportunity to talk to faculty, graduate students, and staff from some of the nation's premier institutions.

Statistics and mathematics senior Peter Boyd selected as Purdue’s Ross Award winner, honored at spring commencement
Purdue continues to add promising Science alumni to its ranks. Science's Peter Boyd received the G.A. Ross Award and was the student responder at the College of Science spring commencement.

Data science leader tapped as dean of Purdue College of Science
A data science leader and Royal Society Research Fellow from University College London has been chosen as the next Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science at Purdue University.

2017 Bruce Helfert Memorial Award Winner
This award is given to an outstanding junior in the College of Science or College of Engineering who demonstrates both academic excellence and social concern.

Purdue Science rakes in $1.4M+ during Purdue Day of Giving
Much of the money culled from 400 separate gifts will be used for scholarships across the college.

Science undergrads shine during Research Poster Symposium
Event includes three Purdue Science siblings among the 300 young researchers.

Computer Science sophomore finds success in FroYo
Aarti Panda is on a team that has raked in $11,500 in funding for the FroYo Xpress concept, a stand-alone kiosk that dispenses the healthy treat.

Purdue chemist receives prestigious Humboldt Research Award
Purdue’s M.G. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, received the Humboldt Research Award for his work in physical chemistry and molecular spectroscopy.

Science faculty win Purdue’s top research and teaching awards
The awards are the most prestigious the University bestows in pure and applied science and engineering, and in the natural sciences, respectively. The University’s third top research honor is the Research and Scholarship Distinction Award, bestowed for contributions in the humanities and social sciences.

Six Purdue Science researchers earn prestigious NSF CAREER Awards
Faculty Early Career Development Awards go to for promising researchers in science and engineering.

Purdue Science welcomes seven new Distinguished Science Alumni
These researchers, academics and industry leaders represent all seven departments

Commitment to public service earns Statistics junior prestigious Truman Scholarship
Mikaela Meyer's excellent academic record and passion for public policy made her a clear choice to be Purdue's first Truman Scholarship recipient.

Purdue Science trio wins $100K in ESPN game show, 'Bracket Genius'
Purdue Science juniors took the top prize after defeating four teams in rapid-fire trivia questions that were aired on ESPN 2.

Math Alliance, ran by Purdue Mathematics, wins national diversity award
The American Mathematical Society recognizes Math Alliance's work with underrepresented minorities by giving the program the 2017 Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference Award.

Science professors earn top Purdue teaching awards
Physics and Astronomy professor Erica Carlson won a Murphy Award while Biological Sciences professor Stephanie Gardner took home an Exceptional Early Career Award.

Math help room multiplies
Renovations combine two rooms for more efficient help in calculus, trigonometry and algebra.

Hundreds of hackers embark on great BoilerMake expedition
With a NASA theme in place, BoilerMake IV saw impressive hacks in the form of fresh code, programs, apps, websites and games.

'Hidden Figures' author to speak, honor MLK's memory at Purdue
Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book that inspired the new, hit movie "Hidden Figures" will speak at Loeb Playhouse for Purdue's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and commemoration.

Cryptography leader to speak at Conte Lecture
Manuel Blum, the Bruce Nelson University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, is a pioneer in the field of theoretical computer science and the winner of the 1995 Turing Award in recognition of his contributions to the foundations of computational complexity theory and its applications to cryptography and program checking, a mathematical approach to writing programs that check their work.

Several Science faculty members receive national honors
The professors received fellowships from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their efforts toward science applications that are deemed distinguished.

Rossmann earns two prestigious awards for world-changing research
The international awards come in the fields of microbiology and biophysics.

CS Prof. Jennifer Neville reveals the future of artificial intelligence
Neville's return to the Dawn or Doom tech conference and symposium was a highlight of the two-day event.

Science students excel in summer research
Two undergraduates and a graduate student earned awards for their strong work in the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program.

Mathematics undergraduates gain intensive research experience during summer
The Purdue Research in Mathematics Experience drew eight students from as far as New York, California and Florida to join their Purdue counterparts for research projects.

PRIME lab installs two 13-ton magnets for faster, more accurate results
The massive magnets were purchased from the University of Minnesota and will be installed into Purdue's underground rare isotope measurement facility.

Purdue physics professor leads research efforts at CERN
Physics professor Andreas Jung has exciting news to report from the world's largest particle accelerator.

Science alumni and Navy veterans reunite after 40 years
The College of Science alumni were part of the Navy Enlisted Science Education Program and have many, many stories to share.

Meet outstanding members of the College of Science class of '17
Get to know some of our top 2017 graduates!

Mathematics student wins top Purdue female senior award
Dana Ward balanced two majors, two minors and multiple organizations to win the 2016 Flora Roberts Award.

Bio junior wins Goldwater Scholarship
Shovik Bandyopadhyay is a 2016 winner of the scholarship awarded to students pursuing research and a career in science, mathematics or engineering.

Famed theoretical physicist proves 'Math Is Key' in finding gravitational waves
Dr. S. James Gates, distinguished professor of physics at University of Maryland and National Medal of Science winner, was the keynote speaker at the annual Department of Mathematics "Math Is Key" event.

Director of the Center for String and Particle Theory to prove why 'Math Is Key'
University of Maryland physics Prof. S. James Gates Jr. will speak on the hot topic of gravitational waves

Two College of Science professors represent Purdue in 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships
Computer Science Prof. David Gleich and Chemistry Prof. Christopher Uyeda each receive $55,000 with their fellowships to put into their research.

Couple has had Chemistry for 60 years
Wendell and Marcia Dilling's love and careers grew while in the Department of Chemistry.

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