Frequently Asked Questions

“What even is Scientific Notation?”

We did not just mutate a stop codon; this is not nonsense! Scientific Notation is an online newsletter, run by the Purdue Science Student Council, meant to showcase students, faculty, research, and events within the College of Science.

“How do we not have one of these already?”

Now, you can be an optimist and see this situation with a glass half full, a pessimist who sees the glass empty, or a chemist who sees the glass completely full, half with liquid and half with air. Either way, Scientific Notation was started about five years ago by the council; it was a monthly newsletter sent out as a mass email. We felt that a web-based format would be more effective for student access.

“How can I be a part of this?”

If you are a Purdue student in the College of Science, we would love your involvement. Every month, we showcase a student in the College of Science, asking them about their experiences in the College as well as at Purdue. If you would like to be featured, please submit a brief explanation of why you think you should be featured to our contact form. Another way to be involved is by submitting a summary paragraph or abstract of your research to be featured in our Research Spotlight. In this format, you can receive questions and comments on your research from other beginning scientists. This website will blossom as we get your involvement.

 “How did you come up with this idea?”

Well, we hired a rabid dog as our tech support—but we had to fire him because he took too many bytes. After this dilemma, the Publicity committee within the Council put their efforts together to create and design a professional website that could be used by all College of Science students.