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
Next callout is : November 8, 6PM, BRNG 3276
Need some help to study abroad?
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
There are many avenues to secure funds: 

  1. There is funding available through the Purdue Office of Study Abroad. Check out the website for more information. 
  2. Eligible students can apply for a grant from Learning Beyond the Classroom. 
  3. The College of Science provides study abroad scholarships. 
  4. The Office of Experiential Education offers a scholarship.
  5. Check out other sources here

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: remember that you must have completed the program by the end of January 2024 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, 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
October brought undergraduate and graduate WISP together to learn about the Potential of AI from Dr. Ming Yin, Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Dr. Lindsay Weinberg, Clinical Assistant Professor in the John Martinson Honors College.  We learned about uses for AI and Large Language Models for classwork, research, and teaching assistance as well as biases that appear in AI-made decisions (including bias against women). It was wonderful having both WISP cohorts in the same space getting to know each other!
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. 01 at 4:00pm: Presenting Your Research: Research Talks

Research talk presenters are invited to learn best practices in anticipation of the Fall Undergraduate Research Expo (or other conferences). If you are unable to attend, you can watch a previously recorded YouTube presentation.

Register for this seminar.

2023 Fall Undergraduate Research Expo

Cincinnati Children's Information Session
Beyond Campus
RUSH University College of Health Sciences
Fall 2023 Information Sessions
RUSH MS in Medical Lab Science Information Sessions
Learn about the profession, program, curriculum, career outlook, admission requirements, scholarships, and financial aid at www.rushu.rush.edu/mls.

Register here for the upcoming sessions.

RUSH MS in Respiratory Care Information Sessions
Register here for the upcoming sessions.