Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

November 18, 2015

News & Events for Undergrads

Join Ag Week Farm Team!

The Purdue Ag Week Task Force is pleased to announce that the 2016 Farm Team Application is now open and available to all students in the College of Agriculture.  Farm Team Members assist Task Force in the planning and execution of Ag Week events with the intention of becoming full members of Task Force during the following academic year.

All College of Agriculture students who enjoy engaging with others regarding modern agricultural practices are encouraged to apply.  All applications are due to AGAD 111 by 5 p.m. on November 23rd.

Farm Team Application

On-Farm Paid Internship Opportunity

Purdue University is accepting applications for six paid internships for currently enrolled students during summer 2016 on small acreage vegetable and flower farms across Indiana. The student can be enrolled at any community college, college, or university. Each intern will be paired with a farmer mentor and will receive $3500 for working part-time (20 hours per week) for twelve weeks.  The internship is part of a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) funded project, Biochar-Student Mentoring and Participatory Learning (B-SMPL). 

The participating farms are located in the following areas: Lowell or Demotte in NW Indiana, Spencer or Freedom/Spencer in SW Indiana or Noblesville/Anderson or Lafayette in Central Indiana. Preference will be given to applicants attending an Indiana college or university.  Successful applicants must be able to engage in physical labor, work outside, and provide their own transportation to and from the farm. 

If interested, please contact Dr. Tamara Benjamin (tamara17@purdue.edu) at Purdue University by November 30th, 2015.


scholarship opportunities.


News & Events for Grads

Final Thesis/ Dissertation Newsletter Fall 2016

Newsletter Fall 2015 part 2


General Announcements

Student award for the appreciation for the natural history of insects

Student award “Appreciation for the Natural History of Insect Pests”.

The award: $500 awarded annually to one recipient.

Who is eligible: University students regardless of their geographic location.

Due date: December 31st 2015

Selection criteria and conditions: The committee will award $500 to the student who in the given year has published the most interesting and inspiring research paper on insects which are usually regarded as pests. For details, please see: http://www.ambrosiasymbiosis.org/award/



Scholarships & Awards

U. of Wisconsin-Platteville Graduate School Scholarship

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Learning Center has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to fund multiple scholarships for full-time students pursuing online graduate degrees in STEM fields, including Project Management, Engineering, or Integrated Supply Chain Management.


Applicants may qualify for up to $10,000 in scholarship funding and access to specialized career and class mentoring as they earn their online master’s degree. To be eligible, students must be a new admit to their online graduate program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher from a STEM undergraduate degree. More application information may be found at GoUWP.com/NSF.


Scholarships will be awarded over the next five years, beginning with the spring 2016 semester. The priority registration deadline for this semester is December 1, 2015. If you or someone you may know would be interested in this opportunity, please visit their website for more information or visit  http://www.uwplatt.edu/distance-education/scholarships  

the college drug awareness scholarship available

The College Drug Awareness Scholarship is now available for any student. For eligibility, deadlines, and details please  visit http://www.collegedrugawareness.org/collegedrugawareness.html

Study Abroad

Study abroad in cuba 2016

Faculty from the departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Ag Economics will lead a study aboard trip to Cuba next year over spring break. Students can learn more about this program next week at the College of Agriculture Study Abroad Fair on September 29th on the lawn in front of the AGAD building from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Please see the flyer and itinerary for more information

Cuba Spring 2016

Purdue Ag in Cuba March 2016 Itinerary 2015 09 22


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