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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 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.