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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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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