InnovatED graduate research magazine seeking submissions

Purdue graduate student in the lab Colin Hamill, last year's InnovatED cover story winner, works in the lab.

The Graduate School is seeking submissions for the 2022-23 edition of its research magazine, InnovatED. The mission of the magazine is to showcase the influential and inspirational graduate research conducted at Purdue. Each publication features 10 graduate students selected by Graduate School leadership.

“InnovatED isn’t just a great way for graduate students to share their research with readers around the world, it’s also an opportunity to practice writing about research in a way that is accessible to a nonspecialist audience, a skill that can be vital to gaining project funding or future employment,” says Brittany Ledman, manager of the Graduate School’s Office of Professional Development.

InnovatED is a popular press publication, meaning graduate students are challenged to write about their research in a way that resonates with the general public. Students must avoid jargon and explain how their research is helping solve today’s toughest challenges.

Past cover stories highlighted research on service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); making life-saving drugs more accessible; and examining exoplanet clouds to help us in the hunt for habitable, Earth-like planets. 

Students selected for publication will receive $250 per accepted manuscript, with the cover story receiving $500. Their research also will be shared with readers in more than 45 countries.

Purdue graduate students from all campuses are encouraged to participate. Those who are interested should submit a 700- to 800-word popular press article by Nov. 11. Students can submit their article, learn more and see previous editions of InnovatED online.

Source: Alli Loy,

October 24, 2022

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