College of Science

Discover the many successes of College of Science students!
We're celebrating our students who represent the best of academic achievement and student success.

Join us at the 2020 Student Honors webpage where we celebrate the College's outstanding students, ambassadors, Purdue Science Student Council (PSSC) graduates, Learning Beyond the Classroom Certificate recipients, and Bridging Cultures and Championing Diversity awardees. Read some of our students' success stories and meet our Goldwater and Fulbright awardees.

Join Global Science Partners
Sign up for GSP at

Find out more at

For more information, contact Terry Ham at one of the following emails:

Career Specialist
The CoS Career Specialist Is Available To Help You

Make an appointment through the Boiler Connect system by choosing the following
  • Care Unit: Career / Preprofessional Advising
  • Service: College of Science Career Specialist
  • Reason: Select from Choices
  • Location: CoS Career Services (Math 231)
  • Name: Danielle Sheese
Once an appointment is made a webex meeting will be set-up.  If you have issues scheduling, please call 765-494-1771 and the receptionist will assist you. 
What Services Does the Career Development Specialist Provide?

  • Career counseling appointments
  • Customized career planning (holistic approach to student marketability at graduation-how do students set themselves apart from other students?)
  • Choosing a major/career path
  • Career assessment interpretation
  • Discover what students can do with their major
  • Discussion of interviewing strategies/mock interviewing & preparation 
  • Job/internship searching-targeted resources
  • Presentations and workshops specifically tailored for College of Science students
  • Networking opportunities with College of Science alumni including (Coffee & Conversation events and SCI 490 Course “Dean’s Leadership Forum”)
  • And more (including website- 

Indiana INTERNnet connects you with thousands of Indiana organizations across the state and currently 1097 internship opportunities all on one site!

CLICK HERE to create a free account

Learning Beyond The Classroom

  • Use your LBC reports when preparing  for interviews or writing applications for internships, jobs, and graduate and professional schools.
  • Take advantage of the summer months to build your portfolio: job shadow, volunteer in your community, join a diversity organization, and get to know people who are different from yourself.
  • Submit LBC reports on activities you completed during the school year.
  • 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.
  • In preparation for the transition of LBC to Brightspace, please make sure that you have copies of all the reports you have submitted. Although we don’t anticipate losing anything, it is a big job and we’d rather play it safe. If you are graduating in May and want your reports for future reference for applications, interviews, etc. download copies before you are locked out of the system.

Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? 

Enroll today!  Click Here .

If you have questions, contact LBC at

Campus Events
Congratulations to the 2020 Virtual Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference Award Winners!

The Undergraduate Research Conference was virtual this year! Watch the presentations of 60+ award-winning projects. View the winners by the academic unit, top overall abstracts, interdisciplinary projects, and those who used archival materials.

College of Science Poster Winners

1st Place Vignesh Nathan
Interactions of Various Probiotic Preparations with Zearalenone

2nd Place Truc Kha
Characterizing Disease Progression for Night Blindness in the Zebrafish Model

3rd Place George Economou, Tara Harmon,
Hetvi Desai, Alex Huynh

Removing Muon Spallation and Muon Track Background in XENON1T
College of Science
Oral Presentations/Research Talks Winners

1st Place Rachel Stucky
Importance of controlling genome organization in regenerative medicine

2nd Place Chinyere Maat Kemet
Pathology of the Blood-Tumor Barrier Breakdown Over Time

3rd Place Amr Kais
Repurposing anti-inflammatory drugs to treat multi-drug resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Summer & Fall Online Courses

Preparing for your undergraduate research experience

Understanding your undergraduate research experience I

Understanding your undergraduate research experience II

Beyond undergraduate research

For more information CLICK HERE

Purdue CCO

Mark your calendars Purdue CCO Virtual Events!

Employer sponsored job fairs, informational events and webinars are approaching quickly. Check out the CCO calendar to further your professional development and career readiness.

Resources for International Student
Resources for International Students with Severe Economic Hardship

Off-campus employment is a benefit available for some F-1 students who are:
  • Experiencing an economic hardship.
  • Seeking special student relief due to emergent circumstances.
  • Participating in an internship with an international organization.
To learn more Click Here

Rush University