Welcome
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
Questions about the Newsletter email sss@purdue.edu
 
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College of Science
 
The Women In Science Program (WISP)
available
Scholarships
The Women In Science Program (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.

Please review the criteria before applying. If you believe you are eligible for this scholarship, you are invited to apply. 

It is a requirement that a recipient of the Jandos scholarship agree to the following conditions:

  1. Maintain enrollment in the College of Science on the West Lafayette campus for the 2023-24 academic year.
  2. Classified as a semester 2 – 6 (number of semesters of attendance at Purdue) during the Spring 2023 semester.
  3. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  4. Actively participate in monthly Jandos Scholarship cohort meetings.
  5. Actively participate in monthly Women In Science Program (WISP) meetings, while serving as an engaged WISP mentor for the 2023-24 academic year (this segment of participation will be determined in August 2023).
  6. Champion diversity efforts within the College of Science.
The Women In Science Program serves those who identify as women, non-binary individuals, and male advocates.  Learn about WISP.

To apply for the Jandos scholarship, please click on the link shown below
 and complete the Jandos Scholarship Application.  Take time to reflect on your experiences as you compose your responses on the application.  You are invited to learn more at the call out to be held on Wednesday, January 11 at 4:30pm via Zoom. Meeting ID: 999 3754 9703; Passcode: 982660

The priority deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is Tuesday, February 1.  Students should plan to complete the scholarship process well in advance of the deadline to prevent issues with submission of the application. Those completing the application after February 1 will be considered after those students meeting the priority deadline. If you encounter problems logging into or completing the application, please contact 
bensonad@purdue.edu for assistance. 

Your application will be evaluated by a committee, and you will be notified prior to the end of the Spring semester.  If you have any questions, please contact the Connie Kaspar at brophyc@purdue.edu or the College of Science scholarship coordinator.
 
Apply to join the Global Dialogues Program
Attention: College of Science Sophomores,
Juniors, and Seniors!

You are invited to apply for the College of Science Global Dialogues Program.

If you would like to:
  • Add value to your Purdue Degree, by transforming the ways you view yourself & the world.
  • Stand out from the crowd.
  • Improve cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Develop intercultural competence.
Check out our webpage for more information.

The first dinner meeting is January 23, 2023 6:00pm -7:30pm

There will be a total of 8 dinner meetings during the semester and they will be held on Mondays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

To sign up for this great experience register here.

If you would like additional information, feel free to contact Terry Ham at hamt@purdue.edu.
 
Global Science Partners
Attention all first year College of Science students!

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 find out more about GSP, please check out our webpage.

To join Global Science Partnerships Learning Community, please register here.

If you have any questions please contact Terry Ham at hamt@purdue.edu.
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Interested in Joining WISP as a Mentee?


For over twenty years, the Women In Science Program (WISP) have been striving to build a cohort of women, non-binary gender and male advocates by offering 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:


• 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.


For more information, please visit our website. Due to available mentors, applications are open for first year students within College of Science (specific departments currently available are Biology and Physics) the application is located here, and must be completed by Tuesday, 12/20/2022 at 5pm.

 
MSP and WISP in Chicago
Boilermaker Special and Engineering Fountain Spring time
Recently, over 100 MSP and WISP members traveled Chicago to view the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science & Industry.  We had a great time with new and continued friendships while fostering our passion for science!  Afterwards, we stopped at the Bean for a group photo and quick exploration.  This event was made possible due to the generosity of alumna Ms. Eileen Clark, the College of Science, and the Residential Academic Initiatives-Learning Community Office.
 
WISP Social
WISPers dedicated time to study for finals together in Meredith South.  Another evening offered a study break to paint ornaments and create festive cards to brighten the holidays for residents of a local nursing home.

Rock those finals, everyone!  Have a relaxing and healthy winter break!
 
Thinking about Studying Abroad?
University of Stuttgart - SUPER Summer
Research Program
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
SUPER is a summer research program at the University of Stuttgart designed exclusively for undergraduate students. Due to the supervision involved, placements are limited. The length of SUPER varies depending on the research project offered by the hosting institute.  In the past, research placements have lasted two to three months. Available research opportunities are published on the program website. Additional research topics may be available on request; please contact the Study Abroad Office for details. This program is open to science and engineering majors who will have completed at least four semesters of university study by the start of the program.


Interested students should discuss their research plans with the Study Abroad Liaison for their home school or department before confirming participation in this program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture. 
  • GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Language Requirement: none

For additional information go to the website.
 

Enhance Your Career Portfolio:
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • It is time to update your Learning Beyond the Classroom portfolio. For instance, did you participate in a first year seminar?  …a learning community?  Were you a T.A.?  Did you perform community service?  You have done lots of experiential learning, so take some time and submit reports on activities already completed.
  • May 2023 graduates: remember that you must have completed the program by the end of January 2023 in order to earn the LBC certificate
  • 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, see the comments section for an explanation. If requested, 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 look here.
    If you have questions, contact LBC at   lbc@purdue.edu
    For more information and to enroll, CLICK HERE.
     
    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
    Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
     
    Personalize Your Career Plan
     
    Career Exploration
     
    Campus Events
     
    Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
     
    Spring Online Courses for Researchers

    Online asynchronous courses for students at different phases in their research careers are available!
    • Get started in research (GS19501/ILS180)
    • Current researchers with more support (GS29501/ILS280 and GS39501/ILS380)
    • Apply to or considering grad or professional school (GS49501/ILS480)
    • Train to be a research mentor (ILS495) *New Course*
    For the Syllabi and detailed description of each course check out the website.
     
    Spring Research Round Table
    The Spring Research Roundtable will host research programs, mentors, and administrators for students to learn more about spring and summer opportunities. This event, similar to a career fair, will feature virtual booths for students to get more information and ask questions about available positions.

    Thursday, Feb. 2
    2pm-5pm

    Virtual via Discord
    Directions will be sent for using Discord
    RSVP to receive information
     
    Beyond Campus
     
    2023 REU Program in Animal Behavior at
    Indiana University Bloomington
    Every summer, the Program in Animal Behavior and the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), with generous support from the National Science Foundation, invites ten talented undergraduates to Bloomington, Indiana to work with IU faculty on individualized research projects in animal behavior.

    Information on the 2023 REU Program in Animal Behavior at Indiana University can be found here.

    To apply for this opportunity the application can be found here.