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
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Study Abroad Deadline:
Apply for a CoS study abroad scholarship.
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The deadline for most summer, fall and academic year programs is March 1.  There are some programs with earlier deadlines (February 1) so check with the study abroad office so as not to miss out. Planning on going abroad this summer or for the fall semester? Apply for a CoS study abroad scholarship here!
WISP Leadership Opportunities
Showcase your passion for Science while raising up and empowering other undergraduate women by applying to serve as a member of the Women In Science Program (WISP) Mentor.  If you will be returning for the 2023-2024 academic year as a full-time student in the College of Science at Purdue University, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and are passionate about the promotion of women in STEM, you are encouraged to apply.  View our website at Women In Science Program for more information about WISP.  It’s our responsibility to proudly give back and help foster our WISP legacy!

WISP Mentors – encourage, support, and challenge a first-year female student in the WISP learning community to aid in her successful transition and sense of belonging to Purdue University and the College of Science, while offering and partnering in personal and professional development opportunities, experiences, and discussions.  Please apply at WISP Mentor application by Tuesday, 3/7/2023 at noon.  All candidates who submit a completed application will receive an update as to their status in mid-April.

WISP-WiE Program Honors Tutors are high-ability students earning 3.5+ cumulative GPA and have mastered entry level science and engineering courses and can serve as role-models for women in our Residential Learning Communities.  Applicants should possess good communication skills, an interest in helping other students, a strong academic record, and the ability to be a contributing member of a team.  Tutors work three to five hours per week, Sunday through Thursday nights from 7 - 10 p.m. in the Shreve URSC as well as online and will be paid $11/hour.  Watch your email and the next CoS newsletter for upcoming application details and the exact deadline after Spring Break or contact Connie Kaspar at brophyc@purdue.edu.
WISP Happenings
The hearts of WISPers were overflowing as we created Valentine’s Day cards for the residents of Rosewalk Village, a nursing home in Lafayette.  Applications to become a WISP Mentor for 2023-24 will be available soon and due prior to spring break.  Watch your email and the WISP website for details.

Follow the Roadmap:
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • Plan your 2023 beyond-the-classroom activities now!  Explore opportunities in the Career and Professional Development, Service, Citizenship, and Leadership, and Diversity categories. Test yourself in the real world!
  • 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, look at the feedback to see what questions you have been asked to answer.  Resubmit your report with the required information so that your LBC points can be updated.
  • 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: Click Here
  • Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? Enroll today! Click Here  
    If you have questions, contact LBC at   lbc@purdue.edu
    Thinking About Study Abroad?
    Explore IFSA - University College Dublin
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    University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. The university was established in 1854 and was renamed "University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin" in 1998.  Originally located in the city center, most of the university's faculties have since been relocated to a 370-acre park campus at Belfield, four kilometres south of the city. UCD is Ireland’s largest university with almost 25,000 students. UCD is home to over 5,000 international students and, in addition, places great emphasis on the internationalisation of the Irish student experience – preparing all UCD students for future employment and life that crosses borders, boundaries and cultures. Exchange students are required to apply to the academic unit in their major area. They will then take all but one or two courses in their major area from the department that's hosting their exchange. If your study plan is to take elective and GedEd requirements across academic disciplines, UCD is not the program for you. UCD offers IFSA students the opportunity to enroll in a credit-bearing research experience in the UCD College of Science. Based on your academic background and research interests, you will be assigned to an active lab and pursue a research project under the supervision of UCD faculty and their graduate student team. At the end of the semester, you will present your findings in a poster presentation session open to the whole university.
    Click here for more information
    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
    Check out the Self-Directed
    Career Development Guide
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    Personalize Your Career Plan
    Career Exploration
    Need some help? Free Tutoring is available
    COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
    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!
    Campus Events
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    Spring Undergrad Research Conference
    The application site is open now with in-person and virtual options available. You can review the PDF of the application site to ensure you have everything necessary to submit your abstract.

    Submit abstracts by March 1 at noon EST.

    RSVP to receive more information to attend as the Spring Conference gets closer
    Undergrad Research Pitch Competition
    Scholarship Available from
    Office of Experiential Education
    The Office of Experiential Education (ExEd) has a scholarship available for students participating in experiential education. Student must be participating in an ExEd opportunity offered by Purdue University. Experiences can include internships, study abroad/away, co-op, field experiences, student teaching, practicum, service-learning, undergraduate research, and co-curricular opportunities.

    To qualify, students must be a Purdue West Lafayette undergraduate or Pharm D student, in good academic standing, enrolled full-time or part-time, and meet the financial aid citizenship requirements. Scholarships can be awarded in amounts of up to $2000 for the term. The amount awarded may vary depending on the type of experiential education opportunity and expenses related to the experience.

    Scholarships are merit-based, and these funds are intended to supplement other scholarship funds or a student’s own personal funds. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To qualify, applications must be submitted by the appropriate due date as listed below:
    • For summer 2023 funds, applications are due by February 22
    • For fall 2023 funds, applications are due by May 15
    More details about the scholarship and a link to the application can be found on the Office of Experiential Education website. Questions can be directed to Kat Stremiecki, kwidman@purdue.edu
    Beyond Campus
    Spring 2023 Purdue JCPenney Suit-Up Online Event