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Summer 2013 E-Newsletter

Biochem student takes the plunge into robotics
Biochemistry senior Amanda Burgoon Skelton has found a second passion at Purdue -- building underwater robots

Four departments undergo leadership changes
Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences receive new department heads.

Purdue Science alumnus named director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research
Before obtaining the prestigious position, James Hurrell received his masters and PhD from the College of Science's Atmospheric Science program.

Physics grad to speak at summer commencement
While Adam Szewciw prepares for summer commencement and his speech that he will give to a packed Elliott Hall of Music, the senior reflects on his time at Purdue.

EAPS Prof. Jeff Trapp experiences two tornados during field experiments
Prof. Trapp was in Oklahoma during the devastating Moore, Okla., on May 20 as well as the El Reno, Okla., storm on May 31.

Prof. Daisuke Kihara named Showalter University Faculty Scholar
The Biological Sciences and Computer Science professor is the only College of Science faculty member currently under the Showalter Trust distinction.

Higgs boson: One year later
Physics Prof. Matthew Jones talks about the excitement surrounding the particle's discovery as well as its future.

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