Spring Luau (March 24)

From the NAECC Newsletter, March 9, 2017:

You are all invited to the 2017 SPRING LUAU on Friday, March 24 starting at 6:00 pm in the Rec Sports Center (CREC)! Join us for a unique cultural experience originating from Native Hawaiian history. This campus wide celebration will include a traditional Hawaiian dinner and entertainment by the Conrrad Ohana, who will perform Polynesian dances and share stories from their Maori culture. This event is sponsored by Hui Na ‘Ōpio O Hawai‘i in partnership with AAARCC and NAECC.

Purdue Pugwash Conference (April 7-8; app due March 24)

From Rachel Svetanoff, President of Purdue Student Pugwash:

Purdue Student Pugwash is an organization dedicated to empowering and equipping students to identify, critically analyze, and shape the ethical, political, and societal dimensions of science and technology. I am sending you an invitation for your students to participate in the “Space and Society: Governing the Galaxy” Pugwash conference to be held on April 7-8, 2017 in the Purdue Memorial Union West Faculty Lounge. More information can be found here at: http://www.conf.purdue.edu/pugwash.

First 50 students to attend receive a prize of space food from NASA! All students are invited to have dinner with speakers!

Speakers for this event include:

  • David Wolf – Purdue alum astronaut and 28-year NASA veteran
  • Robert Zubrin – Founder and President of Mars Society
  • Daniel Dumbacher – Professor of Practice and previous NASA Deputy Associate Administrator
  • Jay Melosh – World renowned expert on impact cratering and Distinguished Professor of EAPS at Purdue

Additionally, the interactive workshop hosted on Saturday is designed to give students the skills to understand space and other technological systems in a societal and policy context. The workshop will include a visioning exercise, a model-UN exercise on space, and small break out discussions.

Applications for the April 8th workshop can be found here: http://www.spusa.org/space-workshop-application and are due March 24th! 


Purdue Summer Research Opportunity Program (Summer 2017)

From the NAECC Newsletter, March 9, 2017 and the SROP homepage:

The Purdue SROP has the goal of enhancing diversity in academic, government, and industry positions that require graduate degrees. It is our aim to encourage talented undergraduate students from social and economic backgrounds that are underrepresented in research careers to pursue graduate education, and to enhance their preparation for graduate study. This program involves intensive research experiences with faculty mentors. All qualified students, including but not limited to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American, are encouraged to apply. Participants will be selected on the basis of their interest in pursuing a doctoral degree, relevant college coursework and grades, letters of recommendation, and their ability to contribute to the goal of the program.


Undergraduate students are eligible for consideration if they:

  • are currently enrolled in a degree granting program at a U.S. college or university;
  • have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • have an interest in pursuing a research based doctoral degree
  • can provide recommendation letters from faculty or research advisors
  • are available to participate in the entire eight-week summer program.

Want more information or want to apply for the Summer 2017 program?  Go to http://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/diversity/srop/ for all of the details!

FYE CODO Meetings (Spring 2017 for Fall 2017 CODO)

A reminder that students who wish to CODO to First-Year must attend a CODO meeting each semester they wish to attempt CODO.  If you have not already attended a meeting, please sign up for one here: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/Resources/Tools/EGO/ .

Six CODO meetings are still available on various dates from 3/21 through 4/27.  CODO papers are not required for this meeting, but may be turned in at a meeting if you happen to have them.  Make sure you SIGN IN when you get to a meeting or it will NOT count.

A CODO meeting is required before FYE will accept CODO papers.  CODO papers are due to ARMS 1300 (or to the presenter at a CODO meeting) by Friday, April 28th at 4:00 pm.

A great single web resources to have bookmarked is the First-Year Engineering home page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ENE/Academics/FirstYear.  It has tons of links concerning science selective, Transition to Major (T2M), course substitutions at regional campuses, EAI calculations, and much, much more.

If you have questions, please contact your Exploratory Studies academic advisor!

Medical Sales Day (March 22)

The 2nd Annual Medical Sales Day
March 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Honors College at Purdue University

Events of the day include:

10:00 a.m.       Welcome & Introductions
10:40 a.m.       Medical Industry Presentations (Stryker, Eli Lilly, Zimmer Biomet)
12:30 p.m.       Lunch, Keynote Speaker, and Interactive Networking
3:00 p.m.         Adjourn

All students interested in medical sales are welcome to join us for some or all of the scheduled events.

RSVP to attend at www.purdue.edu/proselling.  Follow us on Twitter for updates and more! @Purdue_proSales

Spring Fest 2017

Spring Fest will be held on April 8 & 9, 2017 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day at Purdue University.  This free event is a great opportunity for students of all ages to learn about animals, art, astronomy, and much more in two full days of hands-on activities. It’s part education, part entertainment, and all fun!  At Spring Fest, you can attend the:

  • 54th Annual College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
  • 104th Annual Horticulture Show
  • 27th Annual Entomology Bug Bowl

At Spring Fest, there are a LOT of fun things to do:

  • Experience virtual reality with the College of Science
  • Spit a cricket and pet a tarantula (and a huge millipede) at the Bug Bowl
  • Get hands-on with sea critters in Lilly Hall
  • Pet animals in the Boiler Barnyard
  • Try on a hijab with the Muslim Student Association
  • Get your face painted at several locations
  • And much more

A full program, site map, and parking map are available at https://ag.purdue.edu/springfest/Pages/default.aspx.