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
Questions about the Newsletter email sss@purdue.edu
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College of Science
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
Science & Spices of Morocco
Study Abroad Experience
Interested in how spices and herbs contributed to the medical discoveries? Join us on a study abroad experience to Morocco. The College of Science is hosting Science and Spices of Morocco, spring break 2023 from March 11 – 19, 2023. This experience will give students an overview and background on the geography, culture, and the impact of spice on the history of Morocco. This course will explore principle geographic features, customs, traditions, and much more. This study abroad experience is a real-world learning laboratory!

Visit our website for more information.

You can also contact Natasha Harris, co-lead at harri326@purdue.edu or 765-494-1765 for more information.

Need some help to study abroad?

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There are many avenues to secure funds:
  1. There is funding available through the Purdue Office of Study Abroad. Check out the website for more information.
  2. Eligible students can apply for a grant from Learning Beyond the Classroom.
  3. The College of Science provides study abroad scholarships.
  4. The Office of Experiential Education offers a scholarship.
  5. Check out other sources here.
Thinking about Studying Abroad?
Explore CIEE-Monteverde:
Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The CIEE Monteverde Tropical Ecology + Conservation program is designed for students with biology-related majors who have completed at least one year of introductory biology and one elective in ecology and seek intensive, sophisticated tropical field and course work in Costa Rica from both theoretical and taxonomic perspectives. Costa Rica, a country committed to preserving natural parks and biological reserves, is an excellent location in which to pursue tropical biology studies. As part of a land-bridge between North and South America, the geographical and climate conditions allow flora and fauna of both continents to coexist, creating uniquely diverse ecosystems. Monteverde is a small community of 4,000 that accommodates up to 200,000 tourists each year. Its forest is located in the largest private reserve in Central America and reflects a long heritage of grassroots conservation. Monteverde’s Cloud Forest has been studied for over 25 years by both visiting and Costa Rican biologists. This widens the research opportunities available and acquaints students with practical biological problems associated with agricultural development, eco-tourism, and grassroots conservation efforts in developing countries.

Summer program website.  

Semester program website.
Thinking about studying abroad?
Explore the 2023 Maymester in Tanzania
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Check out this quick video
Program Leader:
Jill Newton

Email: janewton@purdue.edu
Phone: 269-214-0103

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 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, 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.  For details on the application process look here.
    If you have questions, contact LBC at   lbc@purdue.edu
    For our monthly event, undergraduate WISP partnered with Graduate WISP to explore the Technology of Tomorrow…Today.  We were able to gain a general understanding of the Internet Of Things (IOT) and its connection to our daily lives in SMART devices, learn about the pros and cons of Big Data as well as how to maintain safety online.  An attendee commented that “technology is an incredible tool, but there are resounding dangers associated with modern advances.” Approximately half of our combined WISP cohorts are seen in this photo wearing this year’s WISP t-shirts sponsored by alumna, Ms Eileen Clark.
    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. Please visit us in Shreve for assistance.


    Shreve Hall
    Room C113B
    University Residences Support Center


    Monday - Thursday 6:00-9:00pm August 29 - December 8, 2022

    For optimal tutoring results, bring your text books and class notes.
    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!
    Need Help with Science Classes?
    Campus Events
    Proud to Be First! Reception Celebrating
    First-Generation College
    You are invited to celebrate the assets and strengths embodied by first-generation college students during "Proud to be First!" on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. The reception takes place from 4:30-6 p.m. in the North Ballroom of the Purdue Memorial Union. Proud to be First! will help build community among first-generation students, as well as staff, faculty, alumni, and advocates. The public is welcome to stop by for refreshments and giveaways. This event is one of many occurring across campus as part of Purdue’s First-Gen College Student Celebration Week from Nov. 7-11, 2022
    Advocacy and Mentorship in the Workplace Event
    Advocacy and mentorship are critical soft skills, and not talked about enough! To be successful, one needs not only to possess skills like these but also to be actively looking for them in one's workplace. It’s great if you and your organization have ‘mission alignment’ but you may still need to negotiate and advocate, and deal with push back and consequences. Our panelists, Renee A. Thomas and Stephanie Masta, have valuable insights to share about workplace cultures, advocating for oneself and/or for others, and seeking and/or offering mentorship. The Zoom conversation will not be recorded. *Though developed for #graduate students at Purdue University, everyone is welcome to attend!*

    Please use your school/work email to sign up here.

    *Undergraduates are welcome to attend.

    Fall Undergrad Research Expo
    Beyond Campus
    IU Medicine Undergraduate Summer Research
    The Indiana University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is a fully funded graduate program for students that integrates top-notch clinical medical training with cutting-edge research.  Students are able to choose from eight PhD programs, including Biomedical Engineering in a joint program with the Purdue School of Engineering.

    For current undergraduates who are interested in exploring the MD/PhD path as a physician-scientist/physician-engineer, we have a Medical Science Training Program summer research opportunity. It is an intensive summer research experience for highly motivated students. We encourage Purdue University undergraduates to apply.

    Our application is open now through February 5. More info and the application can be found here.
    Bernice Wahler Landscape Internship Opportunity
    Bernice Wahler Landscapes is a boutique design practice located in the seaside village of Sandwich, MA. Our work is informed by the landscapes that surround us. With a deep appreciation for contextual design and the desire to create, we have been fortunate enough to design award winning landscapes throughout New England and have some fun along the way.

    We are seeking an intern to entry level designer to join our team. The ideal team member’s relevant professional experience should include:
    0-3 years of experience in the field of landscape design
    Understanding of earth sculpting and grading
    Excellent written/verbal communication skills
    Excellent time-management and organizational skills
    Comfort level and confidence to communicate with clients and collaborators.

    We are a dog-loving, Mac based office of 4 designers using Auto cad, Sketch-up, Adobe Suite, and soft leaded pencils.
    Take a look at our work.

    If you think you could be a good fit, would love to hear from you. Please reach out to jenna@bernicewahler.com
    Summer Internship at the University of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences
    The University of Missouri has an exciting opportunity for undergraduates interested in summer research experiences. Undergraduate students are invited to apply for an internship with our program: MU Alcohol Research Training Summer School (MU-ARTSS). MU-ARTSS provides an intensive week-long introduction to alcohol research, coupled with an 8-week paid internship ($3,800 stipend plus room and board) for each student to be mentored by alcohol researchers in the Department of Psychological Sciences and Department of Psychiatry. The program aims to increase the pipeline of scientists among minority and non minority undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in alcohol research and is supported by an institutional training grant through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

    The week-long program of structured learning experiences will be conducted at the University of Missouri in Columbia from June 1-June 7, 2023. At the conclusion of the course, MU-ARTSS students will be placed in internships from June 8-July 28, 2023 in the laboratories of researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Depending upon students' interests, students will be placed in laboratories that focus on one or more of the following areas: (1) human genetics, (2) behavioral pharmacology, (3) psychiatric epidemiology, (4) neuroimaging, and (4) statistical modeling. In these internships, students will work alongside other interns, graduate students, postdocs and faculty members to gain experience in contemporary alcohol research that will provide valuable experiences in preparation for graduate study.

    For more information contact Carol Waudby, MU-ARTSS coordinator,
    MUARTSS@missouri.edu, 573-882-1682 or visit the MU-ARTSS website.
    Rush University
    Master of Science in Respiratory Care
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