College of Science

Student Success Scene
Newsletter 12.17.2019


Welcome To the College Of Science Student Success Scene
Enhance Your Career Portfolio
College of Science Global Dialogues Program
Attention All First Year CoS Students
Intercultural Competence Passport Project

WISP Scholarships available for all College of Science students
The CoS Career Specialist Is Available To Help You
Career Research Portal
Campus Events
Rush University
Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Marine Physical Laboratory
OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Search Process

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
  • May 2020 graduates: remember that you must have completed the program by the end of January 2020 in order to earn the LBC certificate.
  • If you participated in a career exploration experience such as a first-year seminar, honors seminar, or learning community this semester you may write a career and professional development report on that experience and earn 1 point toward the LBC certificate.
  • Or, perhaps, you attended a leadership development conference or were a teaching assistant---that will earn you points in service, citizenship, and leadership.
  • Were you a mentor or did you attend, plan or lead a domestic or international diversity event?  Those activities count toward experience with domestic and international diversity.  

There are many more pursuits in which you could have taken part that are eligible for LBC points.
Take a look at the tables that are on the CoS website ( or at the LBC Blackboard site ( ) to determine whether what you have done fits the criteria.


Global Science Partners

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

Attention all students

The Women In Science Programs (WISP) has scholarships available from the Mae and Lloyd J. Jandos Scholarship Endowment.  The Jandos scholarship program is open to all College of Science students who wish to participate with other students in furthering their understanding of the benefits of living, learning and growing in a diverse university environment.  The Jandos Scholarship is a one-year scholarship award and is not renewable.

It is a requirement that a recipient of the Jandos scholarship agree to the following conditions:
  1. Continuing student in the College of Science for the 2020-21 academic year on the West Lafayette campus.
  2. Classified as a semester 2 – 6 (number of semester of attendance at Purdue) during the Spring 2019 semester.
  3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  4. Actively participate in both monthly Jandos Scholarship cohort and Women In Science Programs (WISP) meetings, while serving as an engaged WISP mentor for the 2020-21 academic year.
  5. Champion diversity efforts within the College of Science.

The priority deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is February 1 at  Please take time to reflect on your experiences as you compose your responses on the application.  Students will be notified prior to the end of the Spring semester.

Interested students are encouraged to attend a call-out explaining the criteria and application recommendations scheduled for Thursday, January 16 at 6pm in Math 942
For WISP students

Thank you for a fantastic Fall semester together!  We look forward to our next monthly event scheduled for 1/21/20 at our usual time and location regarding the Inner Workings of Research and Internships.  Please connect with your mentor/mentee once you return for the semester.

Thanks! Con
Interested in joining WISP?

The goal of WISP is to implement programming and facilitate relationships with upper class peers and faculty members that help retain women in the College of Science.  WISP is designed so that faculty and peers serve as role models, offer support, and recommend strategies to contribute to the success of first year students.  If you are interested in joining as a first year student mentee, please complete the Qualtrics application at:  by 1/5/2020 at 11pm.
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!

Campus Events
Rush University

2020 Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Marine Physical Laboratory
Call for Summer Interns

How about an exciting ten-week summer internship opportunity in the Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California.

Our internship program is a great opportunity for inquisitive and motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science majoring in oceanography, applied mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and related majors to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary.

UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

More information can be found on our website, where applications will be accepted through 4 p.m. Pacific time on January 17, 2020.

Applications will only be considered when submitted via