Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

February 8, 2017

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

Undergraduate Research & Poster Symposium

Sign up for the University’s Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. This event is open to the public and showcases the research of undergraduate students.


Students must apply at www.purdue.edu/research/ugrad


More information can be found here.

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


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

CAMP DASH Summer Employees Needed!

Dr. Connie Weaver in the Nutrition Science department is recruiting employees for summer 2017 to work on an exciting research opportunity! Camp DASH is a summer research camp for boys and girls held on Purdue’s campus with the aim of determining how diet affects blood pressure. The primary goal is to determine the effect of two different diets and two different sodium intakes on blood pressure and cholesterol in adolescents. Boys and girls ages 11-15 of all races and ethnicities will be recruited for the study. Additionally, blood pressure must be in the upper third of the distribution for their age, sex, and height. Campers will stay in the Purdue residence halls for two, 25 day periods with one week off between the sessions. Session dates are June 10-July 5 and July 11- August 5. Room and board for these campers are free and campers will be paid for their participation. All applicants hired will have a mandatory, intensive training week beginning June 5, 2017.


To apply for a position for the upcoming summer, please download the application under the “Camp Staff” tab at www.purdue.edu/campdash. Submit the completed application and an updated resume to campdash@purdue.edu. Any further questions about the study or positions may also be directed to campdash@purdue.edu.


 Camp DASH employee positions: 

***Deadline for all applications: February 15,2017


Camp Counselor:

Pay: $9.50/hr

Full-time and part-time positions available and hours are flexible. Camp counselors will be in charge of a group of teens. He/she will make sure the teens follow appropriate procedures in the collection of urine samples and research protocols. He/she will maintain discipline during camp activities, meal time, and bedtime. Counselors will also provide supervision during activities or may plan/lead activities. Selected counselors will have the opportunity to live in the dorms with the campers for the summer.


Food Prep Staff:

Pay: $9.50

Full-time and Part-time positions are available. Food prep staff will work in the Purdue Nutrition Science Metabolic Kitchen under the supervision of a Research Dietitian. Tasks will include careful preparation and weighing of all foods and the food portions for service and analysis. Individuals would be employed from May 2017-August 2017.


Laboratory Staff:

Pay: $9.50/hr

Full-time or part-time positions are available. Lab staff will process samples and perform analytical assays in the laboratory, such as pooling 24-hour urine, adding acid, labeling bottles, preparing frozen diets for analyzing nutrient content. Lab staff will also perform data entry for the research study. Individuals would be employed from May 2017-August 2017

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.

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

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.


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