Volume 18, Number 2, Fall 2013

Club sets the stage for science learning
On a quiet evening in a nearly empty building, Maddy Valle adjusted the googly eyes on Georgia Grasshopper, and then made sure that every sequin and colorful pipe cleaner on the insect puppet was in place.

Internship grows junior's passion for plants
Ask Hannah Thomas what her favorite plant at Purdue is and she'll give you its scientific name and characteristics. Thomas, a junior landscape architecture major from Indianapolis, could also show you exactly where it is located.

Destination Career: Greasy side of paradise fuels alum's career
Will Smith may have a dream job, but not for the reasons you may think.

A life of travel leads to chance of a lifetime
Bailey Farrer has been on the road since before she could walk, and her enthusiasm to see and experience new things continues to drive her college and career goals.

Researcher gets her feet wet over summer
While some students spend their summers relaxing by the pool and doing anything but thinking about school, Amanda Shanley, a senior biological engineering and biochemistry major from Denver, Ind., spent her vacation researching and developing a new way to make water cleaner and teaching others about science.

Desire to help others drives junior's work on basic utility vehicle in Africa
Martha Kille expected to learn a lot about a new culture, new people and new ideas when she traveled to Cameroon two years ago. But she learned just as much about herself when she traveled halfway around the world.

Students on the Street
What is the strangest thing an instructor ever said or did in class?

A word from the editor
The key to a successful education at Purdue is to take advantage of the opportunities the university has to offer. These opportunities lead to the moments that become unforgettable memories.