College of Science

Student Success Scene
Newsletter 10.22.2019


Welcome To the College Of Science Student Success Scene
Score Some Points: Learn Beyond the Classroom
Spain & Morocco Study Abroad Opportunity During Spring Break
College of Science Global Dialogues Program
The CoS Career Specialist Is Available To Help You
Campus Events
Tech Sales 101
Become a Nurse in 4 Semesters
Purdue’s Disability Resource Center Hosting Comedian Ryan Niemiller
Purdue's Division of Diversity and Inclusion Hosting Performance of Emergency
The Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP)
OUR Office of Undergraduate Research
Marian University
Midwest Graduate School Summit
Rush University Immersion Day College of Health Sciences
IU School of Medicine
Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship

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

College of Science Study Abroad
Attention: College of Science sophomores, juniors and seniors
At The Museum of Science and Industry
You are invited to apply for the College of Science Global Dialogues program.
College of Science Global Dialogues program begins on January 20, 2020.

Would you like to add value to your Purdue degree by transforming the ways you view yourself and the world? Would you like to stand out from the crowd? Would you like to improve your cross-cultural communication skills?

If any of these apply to you, Global Dialogues may be the program for you! The Global Dialogues program will consist of eight dinner meetings (all on Mondays 5:30-7:00) and DINNER IS ON US!

The Program will also include a field trip to Chicago, a community service event, and more

This opportunity is open to College of Science students only, and you can only participate for one semester.  The Global Dialogues group will consist of 15-20 students representing all CoS majors and classes (sophomore-senior) and we aim to include equal numbers of domestic and international students.

The first dinner meeting is Jan 20, 2020 so act now if you’re interested.
For more information, contact Terry at:

To sign up, please CLICK HERE !
Check out our web page HERE !
Traveling to Chicago and a dinner meeting
Chicago trip the Museum of Science and Industry and Art Institute.
Enjoying some Bollywood dancing.
Art Institute in Chicago

Career Specialist

Campus Events
Tech Sales 101
The CCO is hosting an event, “Tech Sales 101” on October 22nd from 6-8pm.

This is an event for STEM majors to learn more about a career in technical sales.

There will be 8 companies participating in the event:
Endress + Hauser
General Electric
Phoenix Contact
Girtz Industries

The event is educational—a panel for Q&A with recruiters and industry experts. Networking will take place after the event. Students must register through myCCO under “workshops”, “Tech Sales 101”.
Become a Nurse in 4 Semesters
Purdue’s Disability Resource Center (DRC)
Purdue University Division of Diversity and Inclusion
Please RSVP at HERE !
The Health Services Collegiate Program
Fall Undergraduate Research Expo - Accepting Applications
The annual Fall Undergraduate Research Expo is accepting abstracts for students who want to present on their ongoing or completed research projects via a research talk or poster. Those who conducted work this summer are invited to present their work during the Fall Expo.

Please encourage those you work with and those you know who have completed a scholarly project to submit their abstract. This non-judged event is great practice for the large and judged conference in the spring.

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
Research talks: 8:30-11:30am in STEW 214
Poster symposium: 1:30-3:30pm in the PMU Ballrooms
Deadline to submit abstracts: Oct. 29 at 11:59pm
Undergraduate Research Seminar Series
Leverage and Market Your Research Experience
Tuesday, Oct. 29 | 4:30-5:30pm | HIKS G980D
How to Similar to other experiences you may have, marketing your research experience to graduate school programs or employers for full-time positions or additional opportunities is critical. This workshop will help you communicate the skills you have gained during your research experience for current researchers OR help you communicate the skills you currently possess to obtain a research position.

Spring 2020 - Posters on the Hill | Washington, DC Purdue undergrad researchers may apply to present their project to members of Congress and their staff members. A date has not been set for the event, but abstracts must be submitted by Nov. 5 at 11:59pm. This event is sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.

GIS Day Conference
Thursday, Nov 7 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm | STEW206, 214, &278
GIS Day provides a forum for geographic information systems (GIS) technology users to demonstrate real-world applications. Completed a project that used GIS? Apply to participate in the Student Poster Competition by Oct. 25.

For more information click here.

Marian University

Students can Apply to the Purdue Graduate School for Free
by Attending the Midwest Graduate School Summit

The Office of Graduate Admissions would like to request your help with increasing diversity among the attendees of the 2019 Midwest Graduate School Summit.

To incentivize attendance, we are encouraging advisors to bring groups of underrepresented students to the Midwest Summit to explore the option of graduate education. As stated above, students who attend Midwest Summit will receive an opportunity to apply to the Purdue Graduate School for free. See the Midwest Summit website for more information.

Currently enrolled Purdue students and alumni can attend the graduate school fair portion of the Midwest Summit for FREE on Saturday, November 9, 2019. However, students are strongly encouraged to attend the entire event, so they can benefit from the excellent workshops related to graduate education. This year, the Midwest Summit has a new workshop format and a broader variety of speakers. The event schedule can be viewed here. Workshop titles will be posted soon.

Advisors who coordinate group attendance can attend the Midwest Summit for free, which includes a graduate school fair, workshops and meals. To take advantage of this offer, email for more information.

The Graduate Admissions staff looks forward to meeting you and your students at the Midwest Graduate School Summit. Please feel free to contact with questions.

IU School of Medicine
The website is now open to sign up for an advising appointment with an admissions representative from IU School of Medicine. Each month during the school year either the Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director of Admissions visits campus and meets with Purdue pre-med students one-on-one during 25 minute appointments.

Have questions about the various IU medical campuses? Unsure about preparing for interviews? Want to talk about a couple of grades that weren’t as high as you would have liked? This is your chance to have a conversation with someone on the inside of the admissions process!

Sign up online through their website. Fill out some information for them. They will send you reminders before your appointment day. These spots fill up quickly!

Please note that IU does track all appointments with students. This means that if you cannot make it to your appointment, you need to contact the office and let them know. If you do not show up for your appointment, this would be noted in what would later be your application file. Dress neatly for the appointment and think ahead about what you would like to ask.

All appointments will be in an interview room on the 2nd floor of Young Hall.

Fall Dates:
Thursday, November 14

Register for your appointment at:

IU School of Medicine will also be here in the spring and will attend our Health Programs Expo on March 2, 2020. Registration and dates will open late in November. Sign up for the Pre-Professional Advising monthly e-newsletter at our website to stay informed.
Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship
Fall Deadline: Sunday November 10th 11:59pm (CDT)
PHONE: (205) 710-6372