College of Science

Student Success Scene
Newsletter 11.19.2019


Welcome To the College Of Science Student Success Scene
Score Some Points: Learn Beyond the Classroom
College of Science Global Dialogues Program
Attention Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Intercultural Competence Passport Project

Attention All First Year CoS Students
WISP and MSP Partnered for a Trip to Chicago
The CoS Career Specialist Is Available To Help You
Career Research Portal
End of Semester Wellness
Campus Events
PULSe Interdisciplinary Program
OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Search Process
Register NOW for the 2019 Indiana Student Advocates Conference!

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. This 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 are held on Monday's from 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!
Check out our web page HERE !
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 1st dinner meeting is January 20, 2020 so act now if you’re interested.
For more information, contact Terry at:

To sign up, please CLICK HERE !

Attention Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
  • Are you interested in making friends from around the world?
  • Are you interested in increasing your marketability by improving your intercultural competence?
  • Do you enjoy learning about other cultures AND sharing things about your own culture?
Global Partners are Purdue College of Science student leaders who work to create a comfortable and safe environment in which entering students can individually and collectively “find their feet”  in the Purdue community. These partners provide new students with the tools and knowledge they need to start their college career, and aid them throughout their transitions as first-year students at Purdue University.

The Global Partners program is also dedicated to enhancing cross-cultural understanding and to helping all students involved expand their knowledge of cultures other than their own.
Join us in Spring 2020 for monthly dinners, trips and activities (free for you!) that are designed to help you learn about other cultures……..while having fun!
To find out more about the Global Science Partners, follow this link:

To sign up for GSP, please follow this link:
For more information please contact Terry Ham at:

Intercultural Competence Passport Project
Please contact Terry if you have any questions:

Now that you have almost completed your first semester in the Purdue College of Science, it’s time for you to step out of your comfort zone.

Join us during the spring semester for monthly dinners, trips and activities (free for you!) that are designed to help you learn about other cultures……..while having fun!
To join Global Science Partnerships Learning Community, please follow this link:


Contact Terry Ham:   or

MSP and WISP Travel Together
MSP and WISP partnered to travel to museums in Chicago on Saturday, November 16. We had a great time, as we viewed how science is put into practice. A stop at the bean on the way home was an extra treat!
Career Specialist

Career Research Portal
The Career Research Portal is a free,online resource that supports job and interview seekers through phases of the job search process by providing employer research,salary data, and interview and resume guides.
CLICK HERE to access the portal!

End of Semester Wellness
What: Wellness options for you at Purdue

Why: To help you find resources to balance your academics and overall health as Final Exams approach

Options include:
  • Massage Therapy
  • Light Therapy
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Nutrition Counseling


Campus Events
Purdue University Life Science (PULSe) Interdisciplinary Program. PULSe is an Interdisciplinary Life Science Program that has an innovative curriculum and offers access to world-class facilities and resources.

We believe that education should be tailored to each individual student's passions and interests. The PULSe PhD program provides the opportunity for students to carry out cutting-edge research with world-class scientists, in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary training environment that crosses 30 departments at Purdue University. The extremely diverse nature of over 200 world-class faculty ensures that students will find exciting research projects suited to their specific interests. Students work in state-of-the-art facilities and have access to exceptional core services. Core Facilities that may be of interest can be found:

These research focus areas include: Biomolecular Structure and Biophysics, Biotechnology, Chemical Biology, Chromatin and Regulation of Gene Expression, Computational and Systems Biology, Integrative Neuroscience, Membrane Biology; Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases; Cancer Biology, and Plant Biology.  For general information about our program, please visit our website at

Our students are guaranteed a competitive stipend, tuition waiver for graduate classes, and subsidized health insurance during the course of PhD studies.

We hope you will explore our program at our website: If you have specific questions regarding our program, please contact our program office at:

We are
accepting applications for Fall 2020 and more information can be found by visiting our prospective students website.

Apply Now! Deadline: December 1

Special Announcement: CUR Abstracts Due Friday
CUR Conference Abstract Submissions Due Nov. 22
Purdue University will host the Biennial Council on Undergraduate Research Conference in June 2020.

This is an opportunity to present "Broader Impacts" or other undergraduate-focused activities of your research. The CUR Biennial Conference attracts faculty and administrators from across the country. This conference is for those who have an interest in undergraduate research best practices.

If you would like to present at the CUR Conference, the deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, Nov. 22.

There are multiple opportunities to deliver your work including panels, posters, workshops, and talks. The 2020 Conference themes are:
  • Assessment in Undergraduate Research
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research
  • Integrating and Building Undergraduate Research into Curriculum and Coursework
  • New Models and Settings for Undergraduate Research
**Submissions are welcomed that fall outside a specific them, including those with nontraditional presentation formats (e.g., performances).

Reminder: The OUR sponsors CUR membership to all Purdue WL faculty, staff, and undergraduates. Create an account at to access benefits. Contact the OUR if you have any questions.
Final seminar of the semester

Summer Undergraduate Research Search Process
Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 4:30-5:30pm | HIKS G980D
Current researchers and those interested in a summer research program will learn how to search and apply for programs. Bringing a personal device is encouraged to begin the search process at the end of the session.

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.

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