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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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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.

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