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, Giselle Salina-Bender, Diversity Program Administrator, Danielle Sheese, Associate Director for Career Development and Retention,  and Laura Starr, Director for Experiential Learning and Student Success
Questions about the Newsletter email sss@purdue.edu
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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
Thinking about studying abroad?
Consider DIS-Copenhagen: Health, Science and Engineering Programs
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Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, has a rich history influenced by more than 800 years of Danish settlement. Copenhagen is rare in that it combines the economic, scientific, and cultural life of a modern city with a relaxed, small town atmosphere. Copenhagen is the seat of Danish Parliament, the central government, international, organizations, research libraries, national museums of art and history, and the national media. It is the center of musical and cultural life. Students may take advantage of the city's superior transportation system to get around town. Trains and buses run day and night. DIS administrative and classroom buildings are located in the heart of Medieval Copenhagen. Facilities include but are not limited to a reference and student library, student lounges, computer labs, a student information desk, and student support services.

DIS offers strong students the unique opportunity to study in Copenhagen and combine their studies with courses in psychology, bioethics, environmental studies, and European history, culture and politics.

The programs within Health, Science & Engineering are:
  • Bio-medicine
  • Child Development & Diversity
  • Environmental Science of the Arctic
  • Medical Practice & Policy
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sustainability

For information go to the study abroad website for DIS-Copenhagen.

Score Some Points:
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • It is time to update your Learning Beyond the Classroom portfolio and score some points.  You have done lots of experiential learning, so take some time and submit reports on activities already completed. 
  • May 2024 graduates: remember that you must have completed the program by the end of January 2024 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.
  • Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? Enroll today!  Sign up Here
  • 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.  Details on the application process can be found here.
  If you have questions, contact LBC at    lbc@purdue.edu
WISP has been busy in multiple areas of interest.  The Outreach Committee arranged for us to spend time assisting the ACE Pantry on campus by writing postcards to our local and state legislatures regarding the critical need for food security of our students.  They also spent time during Homecoming in the College of Science tent with alumni and families testing their knowledge within our departments.  WISPers learned how Virtual Reality is being used in the US from Computer Science Professor Voicu Popescu…and spent time engaging with the grad students and equipment!  WISP has created departmental sessions with recent alumnae sharing how they are utilizing their degree, offering advice on what they wish they would have known in college and answering questions.  Women in the Biology and Chemistry departments learned from alumnae in the medical field and how Math and Statistics alumnae are applying their degrees.  Mentors and mentees are meeting with their Leadership Team members for additional support.
Need some help? Free Evening Tutoring is available
COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
Cosine Tutoring Fall 2022
COSINE (College of Science Instructional Nightly Enrichment) is a FREE tutoring program to help students succeed in first year science courses. COSINE offers evening tutoring right in your own backyard. Our goal is to help you develop problem-solving skills needed to do your homework.


Lily 3102 ( New Location)


Monday - Thursday 6:00-9:00pm August 28 - December 7, 2023
For optimal tutoring results, bring your text books and class notes.

We tutor the following:
MA 153, 158, 161, 162, 16010, 16020, 165, 166
BIOL 110, 111, 121
CHM 111, 112, 115, 116, 12901
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, C107 or check us out online. Bring your books, calculator, homework, class notes, etc.
For more information click here!
CoS Academic Support
Campus Events
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Fall 2023 Seminar Series
Oct. 5 at 4:00pm: How to Write an Abstract and Apply to the Fall Expo

In preparation for the Fall Undergraduate Research Expo abstract submission deadline on October 16, this seminar will discuss how to write an abstract considering common components, and how to submit it for the Fall Expo. Additionally, this seminar is open to those who want to learn how to write an abstract and may not be applying to the Fall Expo.

Register for this seminar.

2023 Fall Undergraduate Research Expo

The hybrid Purdue Fall Undergraduate Research Expo is an opportunity for undergraduate researchers to showcase the scholarly work and creative endeavors they have been engaged in through poster presentations or research talks!

To learn more about the Fall Undergraduate Research Expo or to submit an abstract go here.

Deadline to submit an abstract is October 16, 2023 at 11:59 pm!
Public Health Prospective Graduate Student Day
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The Office of Experiential Education

The Office of Experiential Education has financial support available for students participating in experiential education opportunities. Funds can be used for educational expenses incurred while participating in experiential education. All funds will be applied through the Financial Aid system.

  • Must be a Purdue West Lafayette undergraduate or PharmD degree-seeking student
  • In good academic standing
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time for Purdue courses for the term in which the scholarship is received
  • Meet financial aid citizenship requirements
  • Must be participating in an experiential education opportunity offered by Purdue University. 

Deadlines: For winter and/or spring funds, applications are due by November 1.
More information and the application can be found on our website.
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Beyond Campus
2024 Summer Intern with
Consolidate Nuclear Security
Program Dates : May 20, 2024 - July 25, 2024

Apply by October 31, 2023

For the Pantex Plant(Amarillo, TX) search openings and apply here.

For Y-12 National Security Complex(Oak Ridge, TN) search openings and apply here.