Fall 2013 E-Newsletter

Purdue Hackers off to a strong start
Official Purdue student club that looks to make the term "hacking" a positive word fares well at MHacks, the world's largest collegiate hacking competition.

Physics Prof. David Miller discusses 50 years at Purdue
On Nov. 3, Prof. David Miller celebrated 50 years in the Purdue University Department of Physics. Over the half-century, he has seen much change on campus, off-campus and in his field of particle physics.

Bio graduate student balances passions for science, song
Onyx Uzomah has traveled more than 13,000 miles for her biology education. Along with her suitcases, her affinity for science and song has been a constant companion during her journeys.

Stat/Math Prof. Viens earns College of Science Research Award
A packed lecture hall in the Lawson Computer Science Building saw Statistics and Mathematics Prof. Frederi Viens accept the College of Science's fourth Research Award of 2013. After accepting the honor and commemorative crystal cube with his name and the College of Science logo etched on it, Viens revealed his latest research to the room full of his colleagues and students. Viens went old-school and used the chalkboard to map out his new work during his presentation, "Long-range Dependence: From Probability Theory, to Quantitative Finance, to Climate Science."

EAPS grad student uses earth science to combat deforestation and aid food sustainability in Guatemala
EAPS graduate student Ian Pope's research is focused on the nexus between deforestation of cloud forest, food security and land tenure systems in Q'eqchi' Maya communities in the central Highlands of Guatemala.

Math Club is home for students who find fun in Mathematics
This longstanding organization is a social outlet for students of varying backgrounds, majors and credit hours under their belts.

Chemistry faculty rack up numerous awards
Prof. Graham Cooks' acceptance of the Dreyfus Prize among honors for the storied department.

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