Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

January 18, 2017

*** Important Notice ***

Entomology 2017-18 Scholarship application

2017-2018 school year application is open! Log in and compete your application now!  Please remember to attach your resume or CV https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Pages/Scholarships.aspx

Dates & Deadlines

Quick Look Up Guides for Spring 2017:

Critical dates for invoices, adding, and dropping classes for Spring 2017:

Quick look up Spring 2017


News & Events for Undergrads

Student Hosts Needed for Spring 2017 Career Fair

If you are interested in being a Student Host for the Career Fair this spring, please respond by visiting the link below:

Spring 2017 Career Fair Student Host Availability

Magnetic Nametag Sale!

Magnetic Backs – No Safety Pins Needed!

Price: $10 due at time of ordering


Pick up envelope/Drop off payment

KRAN 681, AGAD 121, or Lily 3-225


Order deadline – January 25th


Nametags will arrive before the February 8th Career Fair


Make checks payable to: Purdue Agribusiness Club


Send questions to:

Kylie Echard – kechard@purdue.edu


Bee-INSPIRED (Integrating Service Projects into Research and Design) A USDA/AFRI ELI Funded Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Are you an undergraduate STEM major interested in honey bees and their role in urban agriculture?  Would you like to gain experience in research or design and work with community partners on pollination-related projects?  If you answered yes then the Bee-INSPIRED summer program  is for you!  This 10-week research and service experience will be held May 21-July 28, 2017 on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. 


Participants will:

•conduct research related to honey bees in labs on the Georgia Tech campus four days a week

•collaborate with community partners on honey bee related urban agricultural service projects one day a week

•attend workshops on graduate school and STEM careers and research ethics

•attend scientific seminars on honey bees and related topics

•present the results of their work at an end-of-summer scientific symposium


Participants receive:

•A $5000 stipend

•A travel allowance if necessary

•Free on-campus housing at Georgia Tech


Participants must:

•Submit an application by February 15st.

•Be US citizens, nationals or permanent residents

•Be willing to work with community partners outdoors

      in the summer in Atlanta (can be hot, hard work)


For more information and to apply, visit


Questions? E-mail jennifer.leavey@cos.gatech.edu



News & Events for Grads

Candidate Deadlines for Graduate Students, Spring 2017

Please reference  list below for important deadlines for Fall 2016 graduate candidates.

·         Saturday, May 7, 2016: Preliminary Exam Deadline (Doctoral Students Only)

·         Wednesday, February 15, 2017: Candidacy Deadline

·         Friday, March 3, 2017: Final Exam/Deposit Deadline for CAND 99200/99300 Registrants

·         Friday, April 21, 2017: Final Exam Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants

·         Friday, April 28, 2017: Thesis Deposit Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants

·         Sunday, May 12-14, 2017: Commencement (6 Divisions)


Students who miss any of the deadlines in red may incur a $200 Late Graduation Deadline Fee if they would like to maintain their candidate status for the spring session. Candidates who request to make updates to an already deposited thesis or dissertation, or who have been listed on the candidate roster for the same degree more than two consecutive sessions, may also incur this fee. Between now and January 13, departments have access to add CAND 99100 (general candidacy) registrations for candidates using the CRN 28641. After Jan. 13, all CAND 99100 registration requests should be emailed to gradweb@purdue.edu. Exam and Degree Only (CAND 99300/99200) registration requests should always be sent to the Graduate School via a Form 23.


These dates, as well as other key 2016-17 deadlines, are available online on the Graduation Deadlines Calendar webpage for your reference.


New Thesis Templates Available

The new thesis templates are live on the Thesis Templates Page: http://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/research/thesis/templates.html

As templates are updates, the newest versions will be uploaded to that webpage, so please check the thesis template page to be sure you are using the most recent version.


Update to Thesis Deposit Procedures

The Thesis/Dissertation office has updated the new Electronic Thesis Acceptance Form so that students will now receive e-mail notifications confirming their successful thesis deposits in lieu of the traditional GS Form 16 (Thesis Deposit Receipt).


In addition to confirming successful deposits, the e-mails will also contain useful information for students relating to a) timely payment of their thesis deposit fees, b) accessing myPurdue to view their approved electronic thesis acceptance forms, and c) how to complete our Thesis Process Survey to provide feedback that will help us improve our student services.


They will continue to accept hard copy thesis forms (e.g., GS Form 9, 32, etc.) until the end of this term (Fall 2016). Students who submit hard copy forms during deposits will continue to receive the traditional GS Form 16 (Thesis Deposit Receipt) via e-mail PDF attachment along with a “cc” to their respective graduate contacts.


Questions? Please feel to contact the Thesis/Dissertation Office for assistance.


Career Services

Biological Science Lab Technician Announcement

Please find attached  the BSLT announcement. This is a good opportunity for an undergraduate who wants to gain some taxonomic experience. Position starts about March 1, 2017, and applications are due February 10, 2017.

COA 4 Year Career Plan

Please see this handy Agriculture Four Year Career Plan to keep yours on track!

Undergraduate Lab position

Dr. John Couture is looking for student workers in his laboratory!


Please contact Dr. Couture directly at couture@purdue.edu  to find out the specifics about the position or to apply.


Scholarships & Awards

Seniors! New Summer Finish Scholarship!

Summer Finish is a scholarship initiative intended to help Purdue undergraduate students (priority given to needs-based factors when reviewing) finish up their degree through summer coursework. This scholarship will give recipients $1,000 toward their tuition and fees for Summer 2017 courses.  We know summer isn’t cheap and we hope this is helpful to you!


Please review the website and apply. Note that due dates for applications and referrals are in late January and selection begins in early February.

ADM AG Services Scholarship

ADM, a world leader in agricultural processing, is awarding $1000 scholarships to select college students entering careers in ag operations. Find out requirements and how to apply here.

Mid America Croplife Association Scholarship

Sophomores and Juniors who meet the scholarship requirements are welcome to complete an application for the MACA 2017 Young Leader Scholarship Program. The application, and specific requirements, are available on the MACA 2017-2018 Application.  Application and materials are due by January 20th.

Garden Club of America Scholarship

Every year, The Garden Club of America extends an invitation to qualified students at the undergraduate and Post graduate levels to apply for one of their 27 merit based scholarships, fellowships, internships, and awards. The GCA website at www.gcamerica.org/scholarships provides a comprehensive listing of their offerings, application requirements, deadlines, and funding levels, or see the flyer  to learn more about the botanical scholarship offerings.



Thomas Say Entomological Society Meeting

Thomas Say Entomological Society's first meeting of the semester will be Thursday, January 19th at 6:00 PM in SMTH 131


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