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"Societal Impact Fellows and Scholarship of Engagement Fellows Programs" feat. Krystal Hans

The Office of Engagement offers multiple ways for Purdue faculty and staff to use their work to foster and enhance connections with community partners, pursue research grant funding and take their careers to the next level. 

Opportunities like the Societal Impact Fellows and Scholarship of Engagement Fellows programs are helping Krystal Hans and Jennifer DeBoer do just that.

Societal Impact Fellows Program

As the sole forensic entomologist in the College of Agriculture’s Department of Entomology, Krystal Hans, assistant professor of forensic entomology and director of forensic science, is always searching for opportunities to meet new people and expand her network of collaborators.

When Hans isn’t working in her research lab, she’s teaching courses like ENTM 22810, an undergraduate forensic investigation class that dives into cold cases of the missing and murdered. Hans implements assignments and projects that challenge students in the 170-seat class to gather information about the victims in these cases – not the killers. Her goal is to help families, advocates and law enforcement agencies maintain public interest in the cases.

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