Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

October 19, 2016

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

Is Grad School Right for You?

Sophomore and Junior subtends are invited to join in a panel discussion to learn what it takes to get in grad school from current Ag Grad Students. Thursday October 20, 4-6 PM, Pfendler Hall, Room 241. Pizza and drinks will be served! Head to this flyer for a full description of the event.


News & Events for Grads

Candidate Deadlines for Graduate Sudents

Please reference this calendar as well as the list below for important deadlines for Fall 2016 graduate candidates.

·         Friday, December 2, 2016: Final Exam Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants


·         Friday, December 9, 2016: Thesis Deposit Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants


·         Sunday, December 18, 2016: Commencement  

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


General Announcements

ENTOMOLOGY OUTSTANGING M.S., Ph.D., and Service by a Student Award Nominations Open!


Due Date: November 14, 2016


Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Entomology Student Awards! Please read the attached information to see if you or a student you know qualifies. This is a great opportunity to recognize our outstanding students (they’ll get a certificate and a prize too!). Awards will be announced in December.


Please see the attached documents and contact Cara (cwarken@purdue.edu) with any questions or nominating documents. All nominations are due Monday, November 14th.





Purdue Student Soybean Innovation Competition

All Team Meeting

Thursday, October 20th

LYNN 1136 @ 5:30 pm

Pizza & Soda Provided

Speakers will be;  Heather Howard (Market Analysis), Abhijit Karve (IP) and David Zwicky (Patent Search)


Additional opportunities for competition finishers this year!

Ø  NEW 3rd Place of $5,000

Ø  Opportunity for PAID internship to work on YOUR soy based product

Ø  Opportunity to receive additional funds through the Ag-Celerator program which will enable you to start your own business and/or try to sell your product to an interested company!


Additional Incentives

Ø  $20,000 to the Winning Team

Ø  $10,000 to the Runner-Up Team

Ø  Lots of promotional items throughout the competition

Ø  Opportunity for a provisional patent on YOUR soy-based product

Ø  Looks terrific on your resume


Registration is open at - https://engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/academics/competitions/team_registration - and the sooner you get started the better.



Career Services

Perrault Farms Hops Internship

Perrault Farms in Toppenish, WA is looking for entomology undergrads who would like paid work in hops. This is a good opportunity for students to get experience in the field while making lots of contacts in a great and growing industry. More information is available in the Internship Flyer.  

Fall CCo Workshops

The CCO has many upcoming workshops for undergraduate and graduate students. Check out the schedule to see what’s available!

Scholarships & Awards

2017 Travel Fellowship for the International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation

In an effort to enhance the educational experiences of college students and strengthen the leaders of tomorrow’s livestock and meat industries, the International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation (ISEF) awards International Livestock Congress travel fellowships each year to senior-level undergraduates and graduate students currently enrolled in accredited colleges or universities.


The International Livestock Congress USA, managed through a partnership of the ISEF and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, is a unique global event that brings leaders from the livestock and meat industries together to discuss issues of international importance that affect the future of animal agriculture. Students will participate in the event March 8 – 9, 2017, in Houston, Texas that will include a student career workshop, the International Livestock Congress USA, and associated tours and activities.


Applications are due November 30th, and the link to the application and complete application requirements is available here.  

Farm Credit Mid-America College Leaders Scholarship Program

College of Agriculture Students are invited to apply for the Farm Credit Mid-America College Leaders Scholarship by November 15th, 2016, and participate in leadership development. More information is available on this flyer.  

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.


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