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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.