Dr. Ralph Williams from the entomology department spoke about his work with forensic entomology.  Dr. Williams teaches ENTM 218, 318, and 418 as a part of the forensic science minor. He spoke about cases he has been associated with such as death investigations, food processing, public health, and livestock and poultry. The Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs featured some of his work which you can find at


If you have any questions for Dr. Williams, you can email him at rew@purdue.edu.

 Club Announcements:

 Outreach will be at Mintonye Elementary on February 18th, from 1:30-3:30, and at New Community on February 28th and March 1st.  If you'd like to help with some fun science, contact Natalie (ntaylor@purdue.edu).

 The club is having a bake sale on March 3rd.  All proceeds will go towards Donors Choose!  Contact any of the officers to sign up to work the booth or bring something to sell.

 Meetings  for the rest of the semester:

Feb 24 Dr. Bodner, Physical Chemistry

Mar 10  Mark Janis, Patent Lawyer

Mar 24  Emily Sturm, Medical School Student

Apr 7 Industry Speaker

Week of Apr 18  Faculty Cookout

Dr. Ralph Williams speaks to Biochemistry Club members about forensic entomology.

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