Purdue University Northwest
We offer a comprehensive education that is built upon a solid scientific background, yet still features the flexibility to meet the needs of individual students. For undergraduates, we offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Medical Technology. A two-year pre-pharmacy program and a two-year transfer programs in cooperation with the School of Agriculture at Purdue University West Lafayette are also quite popular. At the graduate level, we offer Master of Science degrees in Biology. Graduate students choose either thesis or non-thesis options to further their professional development, or serve as a bridge to further graduate studies in the life sciences.
Seminars will be held Fridays at 1:00-1:50 PM Hammond Campus GYTE 116/ Westville Campus LSF 002
Feb. 3 Kathryn Ingerslew, PhD; Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West
Title: A sheep in wolf’s clothing: Non-lethal parasitoid wasps contribute to aphid suppression through behavioral interactions
Feb. 10 Brenda Molano-Flores, PhD; Illinois Natural History Survey
Title: Prey Capture and Pollination in North American Pinguicula Species
Feb. 17 Jovanka Koo, PhD; Wheaton College – Westville
Title: Control of virulence and colonization: Small RNAs doing a big job in pathogenic Yersiniae and Vibrio fischeri
Feb Feb. 24 Dave Grossnickle; Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago – Westville
Title: Was early mammal diversity and disparity suppressed by dinosaurs?
Want to learn more about careers in biology, applying to graduate and professional school and mingle with fellow biology students and professors? Check out the PNW Biology dept. annual Career Night on March 21st from 5:00 – 8:00 in Gyte 108. You don’t have to be a current PNW student to attend but preregistration is required: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6QnX1XWwfpFuv3f.
For more information about the event, including session times and topics, click on the following link to view a flyer: Career Night Flyer (PDF).
Our students achieve success in many avenues. Here are some of the most recent graduate and professional schools our students have been accepted:
The PNW Department of Biological Sciences is proud to announce a new award to recognize our most excellent Graduate Assistants. Do you know a GA in the Dept. of Biological Sciences who is an exemplary role model both in and outside of the classroom? If there a GA you feel goes above and beyond the call of duty to bring a great educational experience to their lab students please click on the link below to nominate them.
After choosing your Outstanding GA, you will describe in 250 words or less why you feel this person deserves this award. The winner will receive a custom made trophy, name on a plaque, and a gift card. Lastly, we will share the written nomination along with a picture of the winner on our website.
The link is active and will remain open until April 1st.
February 11th: Science Olympiad
March 13th – 18th: Spring Break
March 21st: PNW Biological Sciences Career Day
March 23rd: Faculty Research Day
March 28th: Student Research Day – Westville Campus
March 29th: Student Research Day – Hammond Campus
April 29th: Last Day of Classes
May 5th, 6th & 8th: Commencement PNW