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, Danielle Sheese, Career Development and Retention Specialist, Laura Starr, Director for Experiential Learning and Student Success, and Connie Kaspar, Associate Director of Science Diversity. 
Questions about the Newsletter email sss@purdue.edu
College of Science
Students voted to bestow the Outstanding Teacher Award 2021-22 on Professor Shalini Low-Nam from the Chemistry Department

Join Global Science Partners

To find out more about the Global Science Partners, click HERE 
To sign up for GSP, please click HERE.
For more information contact Terry Ham at: hamt@purdue.edu
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 (including website-https://www.purdue.edu/science/careers)
What Can I Do With A Major In Data Science?

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Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • Use your LBC reports when preparing for interviews or writing applications for internships, jobs, and graduate and professional schools.
  • There are many pursuits in which you can take part that are eligible for LBC points. Take a look at the tables that are on the CoS website (Click Here)  to determine whether what you want to do/have done fits the criteria.
  • 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 update.
  • If you wish to apply for an LBC grant to support an LBC activity, complete our electronic application form at: Click Here
Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? Enroll today!
Click Here

If you have questions, contact LBC at 

Thinking about studying abroad?
Explore ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a center of innovation and knowledge. At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow. With its nearly 400,000 inhabitants, Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland. While Bern is the political capital, Zürich is considered the business capital. Formerly an industrial town, the focus is shifting to commercial business. With its theaters, concert halls, museums, art galleries, libraries and book shops, Zürich is also a center of cultural importance.

For more information click here.
WISPers met with women in leadership in science including Dr. Allen-Petersen, Dr. Flesch, Dr. Swanson and Renee Thomas from the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Our cohort learned to continue seeking out leadership opportunities at all stages of their professional lives and to be comfortable with being a minority in number as a female leader striving for excellence.  Additionally, they understood the importance of having people around them for support, yet also hold them accountable. After, WISPers were celebrated for their active participation this year.
Have you completed the SERU?
All Purdue undergraduates are invited to take the SERU, but it is important we get a good sample from our college so the opinions of our students are accurately represented. When you are ready to begin, click the link here:  

The SERU is voluntary. You aren’t required to take it, or to complete it if you choose to begin. Your responses will always be confidential. Your name won’t be included in any reports or any shared data, and your relationship with Purdue University or any person or department in it won’t be affected. Please answer questions honestly. 

If you need assistance or if you have questions about the survey’s design, contact Purdue’s campus administrators at 

If you wish to talk with someone other than the researchers, you may contact Purdue’s Institutional Review Board. Please refer to the “2022 Undergraduate SERU Survey” under protocol IRB-2021-1885. The principal researchers are H. Anne Weiss and Andrew Zehner.
Need some help? Free Evening Tutoring is available
COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
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 January 17 - May 6

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 C123.  Bring your books, calculator, homework, class notes, etc. Learn more by clicking HERE!
Campus Events
The University’s Institutional Data Analytics and Assessment office currently has openings for Data Analyst positions
The Institutional Data Analytics + Assessment office works with partners to transform institutional data into a rich body of strategic intelligence that is accessible, well-defined, and useful to decision-makers at all levels of the organization. We promote a culture of assessment, providing the basis for continuous improvement throughout the institution.

Check out our employment website here.
Lunch & Learn Hosted by the
Coalition for Mental Health and Substance Use
Lunch & Learn: is a series hosted by the Coalition for Mental Health and Substance use is still offering presentation throughout the semester


Podcast: These podcasts are a bite size pieces of information about the many services that help support students on campus. With new episodes coming out regularly, this is a great way to learn how to better care for students with just a quick lister. Visit the Student Interaction Resources page or Spotify to listen and learn of more ways to support.
OUR - Office of Undergraduate Research
Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference
Purdue Undergraduate Research conference
April 11- 18, 2022
Hybrid (See Website for in-person date)
Present the research you conduct learn what others are working on.
Sponsored By:
College of Agriculture College of Education College of Engineering College of Health & Human Sciences College of Liberal Arts College of Pharmacy College of Science Honors College Krannert School of Management Office of Undergraduate Research Purdue Libraries
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
For more information click here.
Steps to Leaps
Steps to Leaps and Diversity Inclusion Presentation 2: A Continuing Conversation - Discussion and Dialogue for Everyone
Friday, April 8, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this second part of a two part partnership series between Steps to Leaps and Diversity and Inclusion, Christopher Munt will be joined by colleagues across campus to continue the conversation about Diversity and Inclusion at Purdue. Come with your questions and comments to advance the conversation about how me can help make the Purdue community one of diversity and inclusion. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to join us to be part of the conversation while also seeing the ways that Steps to Leaps and Diversity and Inclusion weaves together.

Click here to RSVP (Not Required)
Click here to access the presentation
The Office of Student Conduct Helps Students Build Grit - Student Discussion and Dialogue.
Thursday, April 14, 2022 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Steps to Leaps Grit pillar speaks to the fact that some students stumble and fall from time to time. Our goal in supporting students is to help them build skills to pick themselves up and hopefully learn from their stumble. Student Conduct plays a large role in teaching students about the tools you need to pick yourself up. Staff in the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and staff in University Residences are educators first. Come learn about the ways they work with students on Purdue's campus.

Click here to RSVP (Not Required)
Click here to access the presentation
Experiential Education Scholarship
The Office of ExEd has developed a new scholarship opportunity for students participating in experiential education!

Student must be participating in an experiential education opportunity offered by Purdue University. Experiential education is defined as a planned pedagogy centering on an authentic experience to strengthen students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities, paired with student reflection. Common examples of experiential education include internships/co-ops, clinical placements and other field-based experiences, service-learning, projects with community/industry partners, study away/abroad, and undergraduate research.

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. 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 funds, applications are due by April 15
  • For fall funds, applications are due by June 1
  • For spring funds, applications are due by November 1
More details about the scholarship and a link to the application can be found on the Office of Experiential Education website.
Consider Applying for a Fulbright: 2023-24 grant cycle starting now
Fulbright is a 9+ month post-bac program. The USA has partnered with 140+ nations to support 3 kinds of grants, the funds for these grants are split between the US Department of State and the Student’s Host Country. The first grant is the English Teaching Assistantship; grantees teach for roughly 20 hours a week, and the rest of their time is dedicated to cultural exchange. The second type of grant sponsors independent research projects completely customizable to the student experiences. The third and final type of grant can support students wishing to enroll in a master’s program from a university in another nation. Sometimes students are looking for a “gap-year” and Fulbright is the idea program as Fulbright is very well known across academia and acts as a career accelerator. Purdue students are competitive for this award and need to be encouraged to apply. The NISO office is available to help students with their Fulbright grant application. Make an appointment to speak with Michael Russell on Boilerconnect under Academic Success and Coaching / NISO / First Time Appointment / Michael.
Official Fulbright website click here
Fulbright for a Purdue audience go here
Past Purdue Fulbright students with Bios/interviews find them here
Beyond Campus
JCPenney Suit-Up, Spring 2022 Event
Purdue JCPenney Suit-Up
A CCO Career Closet and JCPenney Partnership
Now – May 1, 2022

text BOILERS to 67292 to receive an individual coupon code
The ‘take an extra 30% off’ coupon is valid now through May 1, 2022

Plan ahead for graduation, summer jobs and internships, a wardrobe refresh, or even fall career fairs and virtual interviews

Shop online or in-store and order early!
  • The Purdue JCPenney Suit-Up online coupon is valid now through May 1, 2022. Plan ahead for graduation, summer jobs and internships, a wardrobe refresh, or even fall career fairs and virtual interviews by ordering early!
  • The JCPenney Suit-Up webpage has been embedded in the attached flyer to make it easy for Purdue students, faculty, staff and alumni to access from any format.  Simply click the word “here” and the page will pull up.  Additional communication is available using this website link: www.jcpenney.com/m/suit-up
  • JCP has set-up the event requiring a coupon to receive the discount.  Purdue has been assigned a unique coupon.  Purdue students, faculty, staff and alumni can use this coupon online or in-store, and must text BOILERS to 67292 to receive an individual coupon code. The system will kick back a notification if incorrect information is entered.
  • The ‘take an extra 30% off’ individual coupon can be used on select merchandise for a one-time purchase so make sure to have all the items you need in your shopping cart before checking out.
  • You may use your coupon anytime through May 1, 2022.
  • Enjoy shopping!

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Instructional & Non-Instructional Summer 2022 Employment

Calling all teaching assistants, teachers, and faculty looking for a fun, rewarding way to spend Summer 2022!

Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (CTY) offers enriching summer opportunities for students and professionals interested in instructing or supporting very bright and engaged students in a challenging and nurturing academic community unlike any other.

We are looking for Teaching Assistants and Instructors for various Humanities, Science, Math, Computer Science and Writing courses! We have Day and Residential Sites (room & board provided at Residential Sites!). Site locations are listed on our website. We are also looking for several other positions (administrative, residential assistants, counselors, etc) to support these site locations! 

Please see the job posting here to learn more and apply!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at ctyrecruiting@jhu.edu.
Flexible—Paid Lab Tech Position Available
Job Description: In this role expect to perform routine analytical chemistry tests in an accurate and timely manner, be responsible for conducting routine quality control (QC) testing and record keeping in a safe and orderly manner, and conduct various wet chemical and instrumental analyses of samples for process control and final QC inspection. This position is designed to help individuals gain and develop valuable skills in a laboratory setting.

Shift Schedule: We are willing to accommodate various schedules, preference of part-time or full-time, and discuss hours of work. After training, please note Friday and Saturday will be mandatory days for the candidate’s schedule. Will operate on a 6-month contract with possibility for renewal.
Pay Rate: $19/hr
Education: The ideal candidate will have a two year science related degree and/or two years of lab experience. Qualified candidates should be familiar with operating standard lab equipment (i.e., pH meter, balances, extractions, GC, ICP, etc.). Position relies on instructions and pre-established procedures to perform the functions of the job.
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Science background
  • Previous experience with the analytical testing
  • Familiar with GMP/GLP (Good Manufacturing/Laboratory Practices)
  • The willingness and ability to work a rotating shift including weekends and holidays
  • Actively participate in training efforts and safety initiatives
  • Attention to detail following procedures, proper analytical technique and computer entry
  • Communicate results, problems, and priorities to supervisor and production departments in a timely manner
  • Ability to use mathematics
  • Shows initiative to troubleshoot lab equipment
  • Flexibility in accepting change and an attitude of continuous improvement
  • Maintain proper housekeeping and cleanliness in all work area

Core Competencies:
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment / Dependability / Ownership
  • Composure Under Pressure / Professionalism
  • Team Focus
  • Openness in Communicating / Listening
  • Results Orientation

To apply please email your resume/CV to Gabrielle.Buth@insyncstaffing.com  with
"Quality Control Technician - Frankfort, IN - ADM"  as the subject line
Free Professional Development hosted by ACPA CGDSD "International Colloquium"
ACPA CGDSD is hosting their annual International Colloquium and the theme for this year is "Reimagining Social Justice in the International Community: Intersectionality Beyond Intersecting Identities". It is a 4 part session that is virtual and free for all to attend, and if you attend 3 out of 4 sessions offered, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion offered by ACPA Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development.

The link to sign up : 2022 ACPA CGDSD Colloquium Registration  ; you only need to register once to gain access to all 4 sessions. You will receive the Zoom link 2 hours before each webinar goes live.

for more information on each session and the guest speakers, you can click on the link here International Colloquium 2022 Information at a Glance