College of Science

Student Success Scene
Newsletter 1.09.2020


Welcome To the College Of Science Student Success Scene
Boost Your Resume-Learn Beyond The Classroom
College of Science Global Dialogues Program
Attention All First Year CoS Students
Intercultural Competence Passport Project

WISP Scholarships available for all College of Science students
WISP Students It Is Movie Time
WISP Students Friendly Reminder
The CoS Career Specialist Is Available To Help You
Need Research, A Job, or Internship?
Campus Events
OUR Office Of Undergraduate Research Courses
OUR : Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference
Rush University
Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Marine Physical Laboratory
Corteva Agrisciene Summer 2020 Internship

Welcome to the College of Science Student Success Scene, a bi-weekly newsletter featuring activities and opportunities especially relevant for science undergraduates. The Science Student Success team is comprised of Connie Kaspar Brophy, Assistant Director for Women in Science Program , Science Diversity,  Terry Ham, International Student Integration and Retention Specialist, Natasha Harris, Assistant Director for Multicultural Science Programs, Science Diversity, Danielle Sheese, Career Development and Retention Specialist, and Laura Starr, Director for Experiential Learning & Student Success.

Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Plan your 2020 beyond-the-classroom activities now!  Explore opportunities in the Career and Professional Development, Service, Citizenship, and Leadership, and Diversity categories.  Test yourself in the real world!
  • May 2020 graduates: remember that you must have completed the program by the end of January 2020 in order to earn the LBC certificate.
  • If you have submitted a report, check and see if you have been asked to supply more information.  If you find that you have received “0” points on a report, click on your score and you will see what questions you have been asked to answer.  Resubmit your report with the required information so that your LBC points can be updated.
  • Do you need financial support to pursue an experiential learning activity?  Are you going to a conference?  Studying abroad?  Doing community service?  Apply for an LBC grant.  For details on the application process: Click Here
  • Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? Enroll today! Click Here
For more information and to enroll,

Attention:  College of Science sophomores, juniors and seniors

Global Science Partners

Intercultural Competence Passport Project
Please contact Terry if you have any questions:

Attention all students

The Women In Science Programs (WISP) has scholarships available from the Mae and Lloyd J. Jandos Scholarship Endowment.  The Jandos scholarship program is open to all College of Science students who wish to participate with other students in furthering their understanding of the benefits of living, learning and growing in a diverse university environment.  The Jandos Scholarship is a one-year scholarship award and is not renewable.

It is a requirement that a recipient of the Jandos scholarship agree to the following conditions:
  1. Continuing student in the College of Science for the 2020-21 academic year on the West Lafayette campus.
  2. Classified as a semester 2 – 6 (number of semester of attendance at Purdue) during the Spring 2019 semester.
  3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  4. Actively participate in both monthly Jandos Scholarship cohort and Women In Science Programs (WISP) meetings, while serving as an engaged WISP mentor for the 2020-21 academic year.
  5. Champion diversity efforts within the College of Science.

The priority deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is February 1 at  Please take time to reflect on your experiences as you compose your responses on the application.  Students will be notified prior to the end of the Spring semester.

Interested students are encouraged to attend a call-out explaining the criteria and application recommendations scheduled for Thursday, January 16 at 6pm in Math 942
WISP Students

Women In Science Programs (WISP) invites our members to attend a complementary pop-up event on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 to view the  6:15pm movie, Little Women, at Wabash Landing 9 Theater in the Levee.

Little Women is an all-star adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, directed and written by Greta Gerwig. Set in Civil War-era Massachusetts, the tween-friendly period drama is a tribute to sisterhood, generosity, the creative spirit, and the importance of community.  Gerwig captures her ahead-of-its-time spirit and turns it into something infectious for a new generation with their own aspirations, whatever they may be.  View the official movie trailer at

Women In Science Programs (WISP) will purchase tickets to the 6:15pm showing for many of our members.  Please quickly complete the following RSVP at to secure your seat. 

Join us via your own transportation or City Bus route at the Wabash Landing 9 Theater arriving no later than 6:00pm.  Once the budgeted number of tickets have been reserved, your WISP classification will close.  
WISP Students

We look forward to seeing you at our next monthly event scheduled for 1/21/20 at our usual time and location regarding the Inner Workings of Research and Internships.  Please connect with your mentor/mentee once you return for the semester.
Career Specialist

Campus Events
Clicking on the titles will take you to the Course Insights pages with the syllabi and learning objectives.

GS19501: Preparing for Your Undergraduate Research Experience
This course is for prospective Purdue undergraduate researchers who are interested in conducting undergraduate research or creative endeavors.

GS29501: Understanding Your Undergraduate Research Experience I
Current Purdue undergraduate researchers will utilize their research experience to apply skills such as managing time within a research project, communicating research, utilizing Purdue Libraries' resources, and providing feedback to peer researchers.

GS39501 - Understanding Your Undergraduate Research Experience II
Current Purdue undergraduate researchers will focus on research data collection, analysis, and communication to develop their own academic poster to present their project's data and implications. Prereq: GS29501

GS49501- Beyond Undergraduate Research
Current Purdue undergraduate researchers interested in continuing in graduate/professional school will learn the various phases of identifying, selecting, applying to, and funding programs.

ILS 395: Understanding Your Research Data *New course taught by Purdue Libraries faculty
This one-credit course focuses on best practices in organization, management, visualization, preservation, communication, and ethical use of research data. See flyer below.

2020 Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Marine Physical Laboratory
Call for Summer Interns

How about an exciting ten-week summer internship opportunity in the Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California.

Our internship program is a great opportunity for inquisitive and motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science majoring in oceanography, applied mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and related majors to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary.

UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

More information can be found on our website, where applications will be accepted through 4 p.m. Pacific time on January 17, 2020.

Applications will only be considered when submitted via