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 Terry Ham, International Student Integration and Retention Specialist, Natasha Harris, Associate Director of Science Diversity,  Connie Kaspar, Associate Director of Science Diversity, Danielle Sheese, Associate Director for Career Development and Retention, and Laura Starr, Director for Experiential Learning and Student Success
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College of Science
Application open for WISP Scholarships
The Women In Science Program (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.

Please review the criteria before applying. If you believe you are eligible for this scholarship, you are invited to apply. 

It is a requirement that a recipient of the Jandos scholarship agree to the following conditions:

  1. Maintain enrollment in the College of Science on the West Lafayette campus for the 2023-24 academic year.
  2. Classified as a semester 2 – 6 (number of semesters of attendance at Purdue) during the Spring 2023 semester.
  3. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  4. Actively participate in monthly Jandos Scholarship cohort meetings.
  5. Actively participate in monthly Women In Science Program (WISP) meetings, while serving as an engaged WISP mentor for the 2023-24 academic year (this segment of participation will be determined in August 2023).
  6. Champion diversity efforts within the College of Science.
The Women In Science Program serves those who identify as women, non-binary individuals, and male advocates.  Learn about WISP.

To apply for the Jandos scholarship, please click on the link shown below
 and complete the Jandos Scholarship Application.  Take time to reflect on your experiences as you compose your responses on the application.  You are invited to learn more at the call out to be held on Wednesday, January 11 at 4:30pm via Zoom. Meeting ID: 999 3754 9703; Passcode: 982660

The priority deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is Tuesday, February 1.  Students should plan to complete the scholarship process well in advance of the deadline to prevent issues with submission of the application. Those completing the application after February 1 will be considered after those students meeting the priority deadline. If you encounter problems logging into or completing the application, please contact 
bensonad@purdue.edu for assistance. 

Your application will be evaluated by a committee, and you will be notified prior to the end of the Spring semester.  If you have any questions, please contact the Connie Kaspar at brophyc@purdue.edu or the College of Science scholarship coordinator.
Interested in Joining WISP as a Mentee?
For over twenty years, the Women In Science Program (WISP) have been striving to build a cohort of women, non-binary gender and male advocates by offering support and a sense of belonging while addressing issues of isolation in the male dominated field of STEM.  Additionally, WISP promotes the development of personal and professional identities, facilitates networking and connections and aids in persistence towards earning an undergraduate degree in science from Purdue University.

The WISP Learning Community:

• builds a supportive community of students interested in science, allowing for the formation of natural study groups, and eliminating the isolation first-year female students may face.

• partners each first-year student with an upper-class mentor enrolled in the College of Science.

• holds monthly programs which address topics of interest in science and life skills and allow for networking among students, staff, faculty and invited guests from academia, alumnae, and industry.

• sponsors a tutoring program, together with the College of Engineering, for all students enrolled in first year courses, where Honors science tutors serve as models of persistence.

For more information, please visit our website. Due to available mentors, applications are open for first year students within College of Science (specific departments currently available are Biology and Physics) the application is located here,

Boost Your Resume:
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • Plan your 2023 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 2023 graduates: remember that you must have completed the program by the end of January 2023 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, look at the feedback to 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  
    If you have questions, contact LBC at   lbc@purdue.edu
    Intern Abroad This Summer in the
    Purdue London Internship Program
    Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    The London Internship Program combines a three-credit unpaid internship with a three-credit academic course over a seven-week period. The London Internship Program is designed to allow students to study and work in an international setting while developing an appreciation for British culture. Interns will live in London, one of the world's most cosmopolitan and international cities, and commute to work by 'tube.' London is filled with museums, art galleries, and major tourist attractions, including Big Ben, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, that can be explored leisurely on weekends. Students will be able to take advantage of London's theater productions and musical performances, visit designer stores and chic restaurants, stroll in Hyde Park, take 'high tea,' and explore the many ethnic neighborhoods which make up this historic and diverse metropolis.

    Open to biology, chemistry, computer science, and statistics students who will have completed 4 semesters of study by the start of the program. Apply by February 1, 2023. For more information Click Here
    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 (Virtual)
    • Name: Danielle Sheese
    Once an appointment is made a virtual 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 on the College of Science Careers Website
    Check out the Self-Directed
    Career Development Guide
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    Personalize Your Career Plan
    Career Exploration
    Need some help? Free Tutoring is available
    WISP Tutoring
    Need some assistance in classes, homework, concepts, formulas, etc?  Head on over to WIEP-WISP tutoring Sunday-Thursdays 7-10pm in the University Residences Support Center located in Shreve Hall C113A, or check us out online. Bring your books, calculator, homework, class notes, etc.
    For more information click here!
    Campus Events
    Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Spring Online Courses for Researchers

    Online asynchronous courses for students at different phases in their research careers are available!
    • Get started in research (GS19501/ILS180)
    • Current researchers with more support (GS29501/ILS280 and GS39501/ILS380)
    • Apply to or considering grad or professional school (GS49501/ILS480)
    • Train to be a research mentor (ILS495) *New Course*
    For the Syllabi and detailed description of each course check out the website.
    Spring Research Round Table
    The Spring Research Roundtable will host research programs, mentors, and administrators for students to learn more about spring and summer opportunities. This event, similar to a career fair, will feature virtual booths for students to get more information and ask questions about available positions.

    Thursday, Feb. 2

    Virtual via Discord
    Directions will be sent for using Discord
    RSVP to receive information
    Beyond Campus
    2023 REU Program in Animal Behavior at
    Indiana University Bloomington
    Every summer, the Program in Animal Behavior and the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), with generous support from the National Science Foundation, invites ten talented undergraduates to Bloomington, Indiana to work with IU faculty on individualized research projects in animal behavior.

    Information on the 2023 REU Program in Animal Behavior at Indiana University can be found here.

    To apply for this opportunity the application can be found here.
    Indiana Law invites you to Diversity Law Day
    Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

    The admissions staff at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law would like to cordially invite you and your students to our annual Diversity Law Day, which will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the law school in Bloomington, Indiana. We will also be live streaming the event for those that cannot attend in person.

    The day is currently set to begin around 9am ET and end around 3:30pm ET. A final time schedule will be sent to registrants before the event date.

    Diversity Law Day is dedicated to the idea that the legal profession must reflect the expanding diversity of our society. Joining efforts with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), we hope that this day will encourage students from underrepresented and undeserved communities to discover career opportunities in law. This day is particularly tailored towards high school juniors and seniors, as well college freshman and sophomores as a legal pipeline program. 
    Diversity Law Day is free to attend, but registration is required for planning purposes. To attend, simply complete the registration form here.

    Contact Josie Brush at jvbrush@iu.edu or 812-855-2704 if you have any questions.