Volume 22, Number 1, Spring 2017​

Senior dives deep into wildlife researchSenior dives deep into wildlife research

By dawn on a chilly October Saturday, Paige Weldy and her teammates were wide awake, navigating southern Indiana’s Blue River. The team carefully peered underneath the rock, discovering a sight few people have ever seen. Read more.​

Food science major a role model for youthFood science major a role model for youth

One rainy day, Megan Paul found herself running across the Purdue campus with a sixth-grader, jumping in puddles and laughing all the way. ​ Read more.

Destination Career: Alumna pursues her taste for world travel​

Destination Career: Alumna pursues her taste for world travel

While traveling through Senegal in West Africa, Laura Willis watched a farmer pick a small, round fruit, unpeel its rough, brownish yellow skin with his tongue and teeth, and kindly smile as he offered her a bite. Read more.

Cupcakes bringing sweet taste of success

Cupcakes bringing sweet taste of success

Caroline Kuhn owns her own cupcake business, so she is used to creating picture-perfect cupcakes. She just doesn’t always get to have the picture-perfect environment to make them. Read more.

Internship leads to healthy career choice

Internship leads to healthy career choice

For as long as he can remember, Charles Hawthorne wanted to become a doctor. And he started his college career on the pre-med track. But a professor’s question during his sophomore year changed how he thought about his career. Read more.

Engineering student finding ways to assist farmers with disabilitiesEngineering student finding ways to assist farmers with disabilities

Courtney Smith grew up on a small farm, so she understood how difficult working on a farm of any size can be for the average person. She also realized how much harder that work would be in a wheelchair. Read more.

Students on the Street Students on the Street

What was the most unexpected opportunity you had at Purdue? Read more.​

A word from the editorA word from the editor

Purdue was not my dream school. I don’t come from a family of Boilermakers, and living 2,500 miles from home in a state where I didn’t know a soul was not in my plans.​ Read more.

Bonus Web-only Stories

Aquatic research leads to fresh perspective on career options​Aquatic research leads to fresh perspective on career options​
Like most kids, Kylie Schofield liked to play in the water. But unlike most kids, her mind took her to questioning how those animals in the water survived. Read more.​

Senior changing kids minds about insects​Senior changing kids minds about insects

On certain mornings, Taylor Nelson can’t wait to show giant tarantulas to a group of children. She isn’t out to scare the children —  she wants them to think about insects the way she does. Read more.​

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