Purdue University is pleased to announce “Tick INsiders”
– a citizen science project to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases in Indiana.

Our goal is to better understand the risks of tick-borne diseases across the state, and contribute to improved health care for Indiana citizens.

We are seeking highly motivated high school students (grades 10-12) with an interest in public health, infectious disease, entomology, and environmental science to join teams of Purdue scientists on this project in Spring-Summer 2018. Successful applicants will participate in a half-day field trip, to work with researchers from the Department of Entomology to collect and analyze ticks for tick-borne diseases.

A small group of participants will also have the opportunity to visit the West Lafayette campus in late Fall 2018 to take part in a “Day on Campus.” Students will shadow members of the Tick INsiders team, tour the medical entomology laboratory, meet College ambassadors and visit with Departments of interest. This “science immersion” is intended to highlight the scope of career opportunities in public health.

Applications are closed but you may be able to join us if we are working in your area so we will continue to take applications for collections later in the summer.

e-mail Ms. Jasleen Kaur: jkaur@purdue.edu (applications and questions) ***or*** print and mail to: Ms. Jasleen Kaur,Department Entomology Purdue University, 901 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907-2089

Letter of Introduction (Word document; PDF document)

Application Form (Word document; PDF document; PDF document will fillable fields)

Liability Release (PDF documnet; PDF with fillable fields)

Useful web links:

Tick INsiders website (link, under construction)
Project overview and funding (AgSEED grant) (link)