College of Science

Student Success Scene
Newsletter 11.05.2019


Welcome To the College Of Science Student Success Scene
Learn Beyond the Classroom: Score Some Points
College of Science Global Dialogues Program
WISP and MSP present The Writing Lab
The CoS Career Specialist Is Available To Help You
College of Science Career Services Survey
College of Science Office of Data Management Job Opportunity
Call-Out for Study Abroad in Singapore
Campus Events
Student Job Opportunity
Radiation Safety Technologist at Michigan State University
Midwest Graduate School Summit
2019 ORISE Virtual Recruitment Fair
Krannert Master's Information Day: Science Majors
OUR Office of Undergraduate Research
Become a Nurse in 4 Semesters
Register NOW for the 2019 Indiana Student Advocates Conference!
Intercultural Learning in Healthcare - Experience Japan
Explore a Career in Genetic Counseling
Careers in Public Health: Student Panel
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

Attention: College of Science sophomores, juniors and seniors
You are invited to apply for the College of Science Global Dialogues program.
For more information, contact Terry at:

To sign up, please CLICK HERE !
Check out our web page HERE !

MSP and WISP are partnering with the Purdue Writing Lab for an active session.

WHEN: Thursday, 11/14/19 from 6-7pm in Math 942.

We will be learning how to write for a professional audience.  Please bring something that you are currently working on or envisioning for the future along with a laptop or pen/paper.  Possibilities include a cover letter, personal statement, scholarship application, leadership application, company inquiry email, co-op request, essay, etc.
Please RSVP at

Career Specialist
College of Science Career Services Survey Link

College of Science Office of Data Management
The College of Science Office of Data Management is looking to hire for the position of Data Assistant. This posting represents one open position, to begin Spring 2020 and continue thru academic year 2020-21. Preference will be given to candidates with Summer 2020 availability.

This position will support the Strategic Data Manager by creating, updating, and modifying administrative reports and dashboards; validating records and reports; collecting and formatting data; and documenting reporting and analysis processes.

We are looking for someone who meets the following criteria:
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, expertise in Excel
  • Solid logical reasoning and analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented, meticulous, and accurate
  • Able to maintain security of sensitive data

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiar with Purdue’s undergraduate science program
  • Experience with R and R Studio (particularly data cleaning and manipulation)
  • Working knowledge of Tableau or experience in data visualization
  • Purdue University student in the College of Science

This is a part-time position working as needed 7 to 10 hours per week during the academic year (more available in summer) between the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Starting salary is $10 per hour.

If interested, please email résumé, Spring 2020 availability, and availability/interest in Summer employment (if any) to Kendal Kosta-Mikel, before Wednesday, November 13th.

Call-Out for Study Abroad In Singapore
Campus Events
Student Job Opportunity!
The National and International Scholarships Office in the Honors College has a student opening and is looking for someone who has experience with Access/databases and a strong programming background to help organize their student referral database.

We are looking for someone to help develop an Access database that holds student referrals in a format that allows us to track who they were referred by (among other things) and reach out via email with a message that notes who referred them to us as well as email each faculty member with a note that says which students that they referred to us were contacted.

Any students who are interested can contact Veronica Schirm (
Radiation Safety Technologist at Michigan State University
Job postings at MSU

Radiation Safety Technologist / Safety Technologist

Job no: 618127
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 11
Major Administrative Unit / College: Research And Innovation
Department: Environmental Health And Safety 10059708
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Police/Health and Safety, Union

Working/Functional Title
Radiation Safety Technologist

Position Summary
Provides support for all aspects of the Michigan State University radiation safety program at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Main duties include: radiation safety inspections, equipment calibrations, dosimeter collection and distribution, bioassays, training, incident response, radioactive waste management, reporting, record keeping, and other duties as assigned. Position responsibilities are expected to include inspection and risk remediation in laboratories and other facilities governed by provisions of the Arms Export Control Act, the Export Administration Regulations, and/or by government grant terms and conditions imposing citizenship restrictions on project participants.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Health Physics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, or related field. Six months to one year of related work experience, internship, or an equivalent combination of education in: Health physics subjects, radioactive material handling, radiation producing machine safety, safety inspections, sample collection & analysis, radiation detection instrument use, calibration techniques, radioactive waste handling, Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations, State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs regulations, training, and general record keeping. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Desired Qualifications
NRRPT certified. Health Physics experience in a clinical setting. Experience with veterinary medicine. Experience with nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, lasers, and MRI. Strong customer service skills. Advanced computer skills. Proactive, self-starter, able to work independently.

Required Application Materials

Work Hours
MSU Veterinary Medical Center operates 24 hours a day, so the job will require rotating 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts on a regular basis.

Description of End Date
This is an off-dated position funded for two years from date of hire, with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Summary of Physical Demands
Lifting, carrying, pushing, and climbing up to 2 hrs. per day and 70lbs. moving radiation packages and equipment.

Bidding eligibility ends on 11/5/2019 at 11:55 PM

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.
2019 ORISE Virtual Recruitment Fair
Are you a current or recently graduated student looking for a paid STEM internship or research opportunity?

Join us from 12-3 p.m. EST Wednesday, November 13, 2019, for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Virtual Recruitment Fair showcasing more than twenty U.S. Department of Energy sponsored programs.

Discover opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, and faculty. During the Virtual Recruitment Fair, you can interact with recruiters and scientists, and explore information about each program. Unable to attend? The event environment will remain open until November 17, 2019 for you to browse content.

Participating programs include:

  • Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovators – BRAND NEW – Learn more about this program at the fair.
  • Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute (AISI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Building Technologies Internship Program (BTIP)
  • Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory Computational Science and Technology Advanced Research Studies (C-STARS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Cyclotron Road at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • DOE Community College Internships (CCI)
  • DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
  • DOE Scholars Program
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy Program
  • Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program
  • Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Innovation Crossroads at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Marine and Hydrokinetic Graduate Student Research Program
  • Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF)
  • Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR)
  • Science Education Programs at National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Solar Energy Innovators
  • Laboratory Technology Associate (Lab Tech) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS)at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Pathways to Computing Internship Program (PCIP) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Post-Bachelor’s Research Associate Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Post-Master’s Research Associate Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

All you need to do is sign in on the right side of this page to take the next step in your career journey. If you aren't registered yet, don't worry! You can register by clicking the "Click Here to Register" box on the top right side of the page. If you have any questions or trouble registering, do not hesitate to contact us at
Krannert Master’s Information Day: Science Majors
Krannert Master’s Information Day: Science Majors

Join us to learn how Purdue University-Krannert School of Management's MBA and MS programs provide the skills and resources needed to start your own company, enter the field of Big Data and participate in experiential learning initiatives. Ranked #3 One-Year ROI in the U.S. by Bloomberg Business, Purdue University Krannert- School of Management is known for both prestige and affordability.

When? Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 11 AM- 3 PM (come at your convenience)

Where? Lawson Computer Science Building (LWSN) Commons

Questions? Contact Scott Nelson at
Undergraduate Research Seminar Series
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.

Fall Undergraduate Research Expo
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
Research talks: 8:30-11:30am in STEW 214
Poster symposium: 1:30-3:30pm in the PMU Ballrooms
The 2019 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 oral or poster presentations.

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.
Become a Nurse in 4 Semesters
Please join us for the 5th Annual Student Advocates Conference.

This annual conference serves as an opportunity for Indiana college advisors, mentors, student leaders and other advocates to discover innovative practices, share success stories, and learn about state policies and initiatives impacting college completion and student success

The 2019 Indiana Student Advocates Conference is generously sponsored by Strada Education Network.

Register here.

2019 Student Advocates Conference


Monday and Tuesday, December 16-17, 201
Indianapolis Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Pkwy, Indianapolis | Indiana | 46240


The Indianapolis Marriott North has held a small block of rooms for conference participants on Sunday, December 15 and Monday, December 16. A link to reserve this will be sent to registered conference attendees in mid-November.

The call for proposals is still open through Friday, November 1. You can submit a proposal here.

For questions, contact

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Intercultural Learning in Healthcare - Experience Japan!
Explore a Career in Genetic Counseling

Careers in Public Health: Student Panel
Learn about opportunities in public health
finding an internship and the broad areas of research,
Master’s 4+1
Tuesday, November 19th
REC 121
Rush University
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