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, Giselle Salina-Bender, Diversity Program Administrator, 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
Boilermaker Special and Engineering Fountain Spring time
College of Science
Join the College of Science Global Dialogues
Attention College of Science sophomores, juniors, and seniors
1st year students are not eligible for this program.

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

If you would like to:
  • Stand out from the crowd and enhance your resume
  • Improve your cross-cultural communication skills and intercultural competence
  • Add value to your Purdue Degree, by transforming the ways you view yourself and the world
Check out our web page here.
Boilermaker Special and Engineering Fountain Spring time
This opportunity is open to College of Science students only.

The Global Dialogues group will consist of 15-20 students representing all COS majors and classes (sophomore - senior) and we aim to include equal numbers of domestic and international students.

There will be 8 dinner meetings (dinner is on us!) during the semester and they will be on Mondays from 6:00pm - 7:30 pm. We will also have a service event and a cultural trip to Chicago.

The 1st dinner meeting is on January 22, 2024... so act now if you're interested!

To sign up, please go here to fill out the form.

For more information, contact Terry Ham at hamt@purdue.edu.
First-Year Students: Join Global Science Partners

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 spring semester for monthly dinners, trips, and activities (free to you!) that are designed to help you learn about other cultures... while having fun!

To find out more about Global Science Partners
please check out our webpage.

To join Global Science Partners complete this form.

Have additional questions or need more information?
Contact Terry Ham at hamt@purdue.edu.
Check out the Self-Directed
Career Development Resource Guide
Career Exploration
Personalized Career Plan
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
Spend Maymester in Tanzania
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
See this video to learn more about the program
Last callout is : December 4, 6PM, BRNG 3123

Update Your Portfolio --
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • It is time to update your Learning Beyond the Classroom portfolio. You have done lots of experiential learning, so take some time and submit reports on activities already completed. 
  • May 2024 graduates: Please note that the registrar has moved up the deadline for us to report Certificate completion. Plan to have submitted all your reports and earned the required number of points by the beginning of the spring semester. For activities lasting a semester that you are completing this fall 2023 semester: those activities will be considered complete and may be reported on after Thanksgiving break. We urge you to complete the Certificate by writing reports on activities completed while you have been at Purdue. However, if you are no longer planning to submit those reports and complete the Certificate, please let us know at lbc@purdue.edu and we will remove you from our lists.
  • 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 updated.
  • Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? Enroll today!  Sign up Here
  • 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.  Details on the application process can be found here.
  If you have questions, contact LBC at    lbc@purdue.edu
Recently, our Outreach Committee hosted the 2nd annual Purdue WISP Science Day for 25 high school students and their families.  Students performed experiments related to College of Science fields of study instructed by undergrad and graduate WISPers while parents and families spoke with PUPD, Admissions, Financial Aid and University Residences.  Thanks to all who made this student led event such a success!

This week, the WISP cohort learned the realities of imposter syndrome from Jennifer Justice of CAPS and heard personal experience and ways to overcome from Dr. Birgit Kaufmann in the Mathematics and Physics departments.  Afterwards, we broke into discipline teams to learn tips and techniques regarding stress management and study tips for finals from our mentors.  Great knowledge and experiences to absorb!

Continue to seek out assistance from WISP-WiE Tutoring, S-TH 7-10pm in the University Residences Support Center in Shreve Hall!
Need some help? Free Evening Tutoring is available
COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
Cosine Tutoring Fall 2022
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.


Lily 3102 ( New Location)


Monday - Thursday 6:00-9:00pm August 28 - December 7, 2023
For optimal tutoring results, bring your text books and class notes.

We tutor the following:
MA 153, 158, 161, 162, 16010, 16020, 165, 166
BIOL 110, 111, 121
CHM 111, 112, 115, 116, 12901
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, C107 or check us out online. Bring your books, calculator, homework, class notes, etc.
For more information click here!
CoS Academic Support
Campus Events
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Fall 2023 Seminar Series
Nov. 29 at 4:00pm: Marketing Your Undergraduate Research Experiences

Conducting research and/or presenting your work develops many skills that you should market. You must highlight those skills, experiences, and results to leverage the hard work you have put into your project when applying for additional research projects, internships, graduate programs, and/or jobs. You will learn how to describe your work on projects on your resumé/CV, in your interviews, and during networking events.

Register for this seminar.
2023 Fall Undergraduate Research Expo
In-person Presentations Tues. and Wed.; virtual 11/14-21

The Fall Undergraduate Research Expo will host 350+ in-person posters and research talks and virtual presentations.

In-Person Poster Symposia: Tues., Nov. 14 from 9-10am, 10:30-11:30am, 12-1pm, and 1:30-2:30pm in the PMU South Ballroom
In-Person Research Talks: Wed., Nov. 15 from 9-5pm in STEW 214
Virtual Presentations: Nov. 14-21, 2023 on conference website

The Fall Expo is a wonderful networking opportunity for faculty, staff, and students. Connect with those working on projects that may be relevant to you because of their discipline or see what undergraduates' contributions have been at Purdue!
Beyond Campus
The Future Leaders in Public Service
Summer Internship Program
Boilermaker Special and Engineering Fountain Spring time
The Partnership for Public Service is hiring Future Leaders in Public Service (FLIPS) summer interns in multiple locations throughout the United States (FLIPS also offers “fully remote work” options as well). For 10-12 weeks of work at a minimum of 32 hours per week, participants receive a stipend up to $5,000. To apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/FLIPS2024 (open to U.S. Citizens). This announcement closes on 11/24/2023.