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Purdue University's College of Science is committed to the persistent pursuit of the mathematical and scientific knowledge that forms the very foundation of innovation. Nearly 350 tenure-track faculty conduct world-changing research and deliver a transformative education to nearly 1500 graduate students and 5200 undergraduates. We are a community of learners that develops practical solutions to today's toughest challenges with degree programs in the life sciences, physical sciences, computational sciences, mathematics, and data science.

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Chopra and Cooks NCATS ASPIRE Challenges

A team of scientists including Dr. Gaurav Chopra and Dr. Graham Cooks, both of Purdue University’s Collage of Science, won the grand prize in a special competition called A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration (ASPIRE) held by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).


Lucy Flesch

Flesch awarded the 2022 AGU Paul G. Silver Award for Outstanding Scientific Service

Dr. Lucy Flesch has been announced as the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Paul G. Silver Award for Outstanding Scientific Service recipient. She is the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs of the Purdue University College of Science and also a Professor of Geophysics in the Purdue University Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS). The Paul G. Silver Award spans AGU’s Geodesy, Seismology, and Tectonophysics sections and recognizes significant contributions to the fields of geodesy, seismology, or tectonophysics from a mid-career or senior scientist.


Peristera Paschou

Paschou and Linnes named ELATES Fellows in national leadership program

Peristera Paschou, professor in biological sciences and associate dean in the College of Science, and Jacqueline Linnes, the Marta E. Gross Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and director of the College of Engineering Honors Program, have been selected for the Class of 2022-2023 of Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) program. ELATES is a national leadership development program designed to promote women in academic STEM fields and faculty allies of all genders into institutional leadership roles.


Nathan Lin

Lin selected for DOE’s Science Graduate Student Research Program

Graduate Student in inorganic chemistry with the College of Science at Purdue University, Nathan Lin, is one of only forty-four students from across the county to be selected by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science to be a part of the Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program.


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