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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 '16
Get to know some of our top 2016 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.

Bio alum, Nobel Peace Prize recipient revisits Purdue, gives talk
During a successful career at Monsanto, Dr. Will Carpenter led the science team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which destroyed 80 percent of the world's chemical weapons

Bio senior mixed research, study abroad for full Science experience
Samantha Dawson will represent 210 December 2015 Science graduates at commencement

Young mathematicians flex numerous muscles at Purdue Math Field Day
The annual event saw 60 area eighth graders compete in several timed, hands-on math and statistics problems.

BoilerMake 2015 draws record number of hackers
The third annual Purdue hackathon saw 600 programmers from 13 universities create hardware, software, apps and websites in 36 hours.

Meet outstanding members of the College of Science class of '15
Click on the images to hear advice from these outstanding young alumni.

Bio faculty represent at 'Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences'
New initiatives in Biological Sciences revealed at the July 30 event

College of Science hosts, succeeds in undergraduate poster symposium
Almost 200 research projects from eight different colleges were judged at the event.

College of Science receives more than $358K at Purdue Day of Giving 2015
The money, which came from 277 gifts, will be spread to departments and diversity initiatives.

Purdue Analytical Chemistry Prof. Cooks elected into NAS
Dr. Graham Cooks' decades of analytical chemistry and mass spectrometry research made him worthy of induction into the National Academy of Sciences.

EAPS news: Harbor honored and new faculty announced
Prof. Jonathan Harbor receives honorary doctorate from Stockholm University while his department announces three new, young faculty members.

Bio soph to showcase research on Capitol Hill
Nicole Biddinger's research dates back to high school and she will be among 100 undergraduates from around the nation displaying her work at the annual "Posters on the Hill" conference.

Mussmann wins coveted Ross Award for outstanding Purdue senior
For the second year in a row, a College of Science student wins the award for "outstanding senior man in honor of his contributions to Purdue University."

Mathematics parties for 'Pi Day of the century'
At 9:26:53 a.m./p..m. March 14, 2015, mathematicians everywhere will celebrate the Pi Day of the century. The date and time corresponds with pi's digits: 3.141592653.

Purdue Global Science Partners go Bollywood
Science students learn about Indian before trying their feet at high-energy Bollywood dance steps

Middle school students show math prowess in MathCOUNTS competition at Purdue
The best mathletes from ten schools competed for the chance to go to the state competition in March.

Saturday Morning Astrophysics reaches out to middle and high school students
The new program created by Purdue Department of Physics and Astronomy Outreach debuted Jan. 10.

Melosh gives impactful McCoy Distinguished Lecture
Dr. Jay Melosh, professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences and Physics and Astronomy and a 2014 McCoy Award winner, delivered a fascinating lecture on the history and theories behind planetary and lunar impacts.

Math Field Day engages junior high students with hands-on problems, competition
More than 60 eighth graders flexed their math muscles in eight different math exercises.

'Opportunities and Challenges of Shale Gas Development'
Purdue University joint Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences/Physics and Astronomy colloquia and S. Thomas Crough Memorial Lecture

Professors strut their stuff in first College of Science Professor Pageant
Faculty members answered questions, pitched research and impressed during the talent portion before Statistics Prof. Mark Ward took home the crown.

Purdue Chemistry alumnus Ralph Tekel remembered for groundbreaking work, teaching
Before Dr. Tekel earned his PhD from Purdue in 1949, some of his research on fluorocarbons was used without his consent in the Manhattan Project.

Global Science Partners have Halloween fun while doing community outreach
The mix of freshmen and upper-class students and international and domestics volunteered at the Lafayette YMCA to hand out candy and lead spooky games for kids.

BoilerMake returns with more programmers and more innovation
The 36-hour hackathon drew 500 programmers from the U.S. and Canada.

Congratulations to the 2014 Outstanding Alumni
Fourteen College of Science alumni were inducted Oct. 10

Purdue Science Student Council celebrates National Science Week
College of Science students ring in Science Week with lectures, Jeopardy!, and frozen fruit kabobs made with -367 degree Celsius liquid nitrogen.

CS/Stat Prof. Neville talks machine learning's role in tech boom at 'Dawn or Doom' symposium
Jennifer Neville's "Are We Too Smart for Our Own Good?" talk helped get unique symposium underway.

Stanford professor's secret to "How to Be Successful" highlights annual Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture
Stanford Prof. Richard N. Zare will speak at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Fowler Hall.

Wetherill Commons gives historic lab new look
The sound entrance and area near Wetherill lecture hall 200 has been revamped with new study areas, a huge metal sculpture of a caffeine molecule and Catalyst Cafe, which serves up coffee, doughnuts and more.

Math alumnus tapped as closing speaker at International Congress of Mathematicians
Purdue Mathematics Alumnus Yitang Zhang (PhD, 1991) delivered the final address of the Congress to report on his ground-breaking work in number theory. His breakthrough concerns what's known as the Twin Prime Conjecture. A Twin Prime is a prime number, p, so that p+2 is also a prime number.

Bio announces Fall 2014 seminar schedule
The Department of Biological Sciences will bring in expert researchers from across the country – along with some from Purdue -- during weekly seminars during the fall semester.

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