Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

January 25, 2017

*** Important Notice ***

Entomology 2017-18 Scholarship application

One week left!

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


Spring Candidate brochure

If you are a Spring 2017 candidate, take a look at the candidate brochure, which includes important graduation dates and times


News & Events for Undergrads

Summer Stay Scholars

Are you ready to turbocharge your time at Purdue? Through Summer Stay Scholars, you will get ahead on credits, gain real-world experience and receive a scholarship to support it all.


Summer Stay Scholars is an on-campus summer scholarship for undergraduate students that combines summer coursework with an on-campus research/internship experience.


You will receive a scholarship to cover $2,500 of your tuition and fees (that is full tuition/fees for a resident student) for the summer and an on-campus research or internship offer to give you a head start on your career. Also, there are several housing/dining scholarships available for which all applicants will be automatically considered. For more information, visit Summer Stay Scholars


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


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

Ag Study Abroad Fair

Ag Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, January 25, 2017



Free snacks for students who attend!!

Sophomores and juniors- LDCP Spring 17 Call-out!

The Leadership Development Certificate Program is host a call out Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 in RAWS 1086. Everyone has leadership potential! Let LDCP help you find yours.

Pizza and drinks provided!


News & Events for Grads

L¡¯Or¨¦al-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship

Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017


In the US, the L¡¯Or¨¦al-UNESCO for Women in Science fellowship program awards five post©\doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.


Candidates must have started postdoctoral research by the application deadline and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.


More information and application is available on LOrealUSA.com/forwomeninscience

2017 Environmental Health Summer Program

Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2017


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia, are accepting applications for the Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Summer Program and the Graduate Environmental Health (GEH) Summer Program. Over the course of the summer, students will be engaged in environmental health projects. They will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental health issues at the Federal level.

For complete eligibility information and instructions to apply, head over to:



Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program

Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2017


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security DNDO Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of ¡°implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.¡±


This offers a stipend of $600 per week for undergraduate students, $700 per week for graduate students for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

U.S. citizenship required.

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2828


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.

Entomology Summer Position

The Entomology Department is looking for Undergraduate Field and lab Technicians.  See attached job announcement for details.


Contact Sara Stack at 494-0822 or stack4@purdue.edu if you¡¯re interested!



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.

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.


Study Abroad

Read about Ben¡¯s semester abroad!

Our own Ben is in France this semester, and has a blog where you can read about his expiriences there! Head to http://semesterabroadbensavage.blogspot.fr/ to check it out!


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