Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

April 13, 2016

*** Important Notice ***

Spring 2016 Undergraduate Candidates!

Spring 2016 Candidates should fill out their first destination survey as soon as possible! This confidential survey helps the college recruit future students.


The survey is available at: https://www.cco.purdue.edu/asp/aspnet/GradSurvey/

News & Events for Undergrads

MASI Fellowships still Available!

The Undergraduate Molecular Summer Institute (MASI) has funding for at least 5 additional students! If you will be in the area for the summer and meet the qualifications, you should consider applying! Application due April 15


·         Student in a baccalaureate degree program through the College of Agriculture

·         GPA of at least 3.0 will be given preference for acceptance into the program and funding

·         MASI participants will receive funding for the program and are expected to engage in research activities approximately 40 hours per week (Financial Breakdown: ​​​​​​$1600 commitment from Office of Academic Programs, $1600 from departments, and $1600 from faculty. Total stipend: $4,800/per student.)

·         May 23 - July 29, 2016 – MASI Undergraduate Fellows program dates


They ask that the faculty and student fill out their corresponding application:

Student Application: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lxvuT6j7T3yo6h

Faculty Application: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAdXCeBGM2yz9qJ


Questions? Go to https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/cateresearchopportunities/Pages/MASI.aspx

News & Events for Grads

electronic Exam forms

Prelim and final examinations must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance with the graduate school via the plan of study website found on MyPurdue. If the final exam is not scheduled, you cannot graduate. This is in addition to scheduling the exam with Dr. Yaninek. Please see the applicable checklist at  https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Pages/grad-forms.aspx for more information. 

 candidate deadlines for graduate students

 Friday, April 22nd: Final Exam Deadline for General Candidacy (CAND 99100) Registrants


 Friday, April 29th: Thesis Deposit Deadline for General Candidacy (CAND 99100) Registrants


Friday, May 13th, 4:00 p.m. ET: Graduate School Commencement (All Schools and Colleges)


Doctoral candidates must have passed the preliminary examination by May 9th, 2015, to be eligible for Spring 2016 graduation. All of the deadlines for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2016 are now available on the Graduation Deadlines Calendar webpage.


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 Spring 2016. Candidates who request to make updates to an already deposited thesis or dissertation or who have been listed on the Graduate School’s candidate roster for the same degree more than two consecutive sessions may also incur this fee.   

Thesis/Dissertation Office Newsletter #2 Spring ‘16

The Thesis and Dissertation Office has released its second newsletter for the Spring semester, and can be found here.

Summer Registration

Some things to keep in mind as you add your summer research/course hours:

·         69800 and 69900 are scheduled from May 16 through August 2

·         A maximum of 9 credits taken during Summer session are permitted.

·         Graduate staff must be registered for at least 3 credits in at least one of the Summer modules in order to hold their assistantships

Soft Rollout for New Electronic Thesis Acceptance FOrm

The thesis office has announced the soft rollout of the new online Thesis Acceptance Form. Please note that usage of the ETA form will be optional throughout 2016, and the Thesis office will continue to accept paper thesis forms during the soft rollout period. Information about the ETA will be included in the upcoming thesis workshop presentations.  

Career Services

Final Job Fair of the Year April 26, 2016

Find a job or internship at the last Job Fair of the year April 26 in the PMU North and South Ballrooms. See the flyer for more information, and the list of companies to see who is already attending.

CCo Inside Track for April 11, 2016

Please see the newsletter below for helpful information from the CCO, including information about opportunities, and upcoming workshops and events!

CCO 4.11.16


Scholarships & Awards

Garden Club of America Scolarship

Visit the National Scholarship section of the AG Scholarship page to see more information about The Garden Club of America Scholarships. Or visit https://www.gcamerica.org/ for more information.


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