College of Science
Follow the Roadmap: Learn Beyond the Classroom

Planning to Study Abroad?
Thinking about taking a semester abroad? Explore the University of Bath
COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
The CoS Career Specialist Is Available To Help You
WISP Tutoring
ICPP - The Intercultural Competence Passport Project
Campus Events
Steps to Leaps for Students - Student Discussion and Dialogue
OUR - Office of Undergraduate Research
Undergrad Research Seminar Series for Fall 2021
OUR Online Courses for Prospective & Current Researchers
EPA P3 Student Design Competition
Purdue Solutions - Get Hands-on Consulting Experience
AstraZeneca- Internships Available
ITSEW 2021- Statistical Sciences Workshop
JCPenny Suit-Up Event - Do you Need Professional Attire?
Questions about the Newsletter email
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 Wise, Associate Director of Science Diversity. 
Follow the Roadmap: Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • Are you graduating  in December 2021? Make sure to have completed all LBC reports by September 19, 2021.
  • This summer did you complete an internship, undertake research, study abroad, or participate in another activity eligible for LBC points? Be sure to write your reports before you get too busy.
  • Would you like to attend a conference, community service, or participate in another LBC activity for which you need some funding? Submit an LBC grant application
  • Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? Enroll today!

Enroll today!  Click Here
If you have questions, contact LBC at

Planning to Study Abroad?
The Study Abroad Office is now accepting applications for spring and summer 2022. The application deadline for spring semester study abroad is September 15.

The Study Abroad Office offers online scheduling for remote advising meetings. Students can fill out a brief survey on the Study Abroad website to request an appointment. Based on their interests, they will be matched with a Study Abroad advisor and invited through BoilerConnect to schedule a phone or video call.   Click Here
Thinking about taking a semester abroad?
COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
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- 

The Women In Science Program (WISP) is excited to welcome our cohort of 200 upper-class and first-year students who identify as women, non-binary and male advocates this year! Together, we will learn, teach, grow, network, and have a blast!

For over twenty years, WISP has been striving to offer support and a sense of belonging while addressing issues of isolation in the male dominated field of STEM.  Additionally, WISP promotes the development of personal and professional identities, facilitates networking and connections and aids in persistence towards earning an undergraduate degree in science from Purdue University.

The WISP Learning Community of 100 first year students:
  • builds a supportive community of students interested in science, allowing for the formation of natural study groups, and eliminating the isolation first-year female students may face.
  • partners each first-year student with an upper-class mentor enrolled in the College of Science.
  • holds monthly programs which address topics of interest in science and life skills and allow for networking among students, staff, faculty and invited guests from academia, alumnae, and industry.
  • sponsors a tutoring program, together with the College of Engineering, for all students enrolled in first year courses, where Honors science tutors serve as models of persistence.
WISP Tutoring
The Intercultural Competence Passport Project
Please click here to sign up

For any questions please contact Terry Ham at
Campus Events
Steps to Leaps for Students
Student Discussion and Dialogue - Supporting Student Grit in the Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students helps students in many ways. Come learn about the resources that ODOS can provide when you fail or stumble so that you can  get back on the right path.

When: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Click Here to RSVP

Student Discussion and Dialogue - Supporting Networks With Faculty Members in Residential Life

Much research has shown the correlation between a student having a positive relationship with a faculty member and their success at Purdue. Residential Life has two programs that have facilitate students building those networks. Come learn about how the Faculty Fellow and Faculty-in-Residence programs can help you connect with faculty members!

When: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 5:00 -5:30 PM
Click Here to RSVP
Fall 2021 Seminar Series
The Undergrad Research Seminar Series is valuable to prospective and current undergraduate researchers.

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are hosted in HIKS G980D from 4:30 - 5:30 PM

September 2 - Undergrad Research 101: Where to Begin - Undergrads interested in getting started in research will learn what researchers are seeking, how they can approach potential research mentors, and what they need to do to prepare. 

September 16 - Marketing Yourself: Undergrad Research - Whether you are looking for a research position or are a current researcher, learn how to market yourself to potential research mentors and/or employers. This session will highlight resumes, CVs and emails with some online marketing option.

Click here for more information
OUR Online Courses for Prospective & Current Researchers
The Office of Undergraduate Research hosts online courses for Prospective and current undergraduate researchers.

Course Information:

GS19501/ILS180 - Preparing for your undergraduate research experience: This course is for prospective Purdue undergraduate researchers who are interested in conducting undergraduate research or creative endeavors. 

GS29501/ILS280 - Understanding your undergraduate research experience I : This course is for current Purdue undergraduate researchers to hone skills necessary for successfully reflecting on and completing the experience.

GS39501/ILS380 - Understanding your undergraduate Research Experience II: This course is for current Purdue undergraduate researchers to build upon the previous course and focus on research data collection, analysis, and communication for current Purdue undergraduate researchers.

GS49501/ILS480 - Beyond Undergraduate Research: This course is for any student to focus on continuing their education in graduate or professional school.

To learn more on these courses click here.
EPA P3 Student Design Competition
Purdue Solutions
We are currently accepting applications for our Mount Vernon, Indiana location for the summer of 2022 and have several internships available for students majoring in a math or science-related field including:
  • Project Management Intern
  • Quality Assurance/Compliance Intern
  • Quality Control Intern
  • Validation Intern
For more information about these position please click HERE.
ITSEW 2021
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences is proud to sponsor the INTERNATIONAL TOTAL SURVEY ERROR WORKSHOP (ITSEW) 2021, themed Total Survey Error in the Age of COVID-19.  After a hiatus in 2020, ITSEW returns this year as a series of three virtual weekly seminars with the goal to promote discussion of questions of research, methodology and practice relating to Total Survey Error (TSE) and Total Survey Quality.  Each session will be comprised of relatively short presentations and catalyzing discussion by a designated discussant, followed by floor discussion among all participants.
NISS EVENT TYPE: Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, and NISS Sponsored
Sponsors: National Institute of Statistical Sciences, RTI International, and Westat
Cost: $25 US for students and $50 US for all others - for all three sessions
Website:Register for this event through EventBrite or NISS website
Location: Virtual Conference
JCPenney Suit-Up Event