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Academic Announcements

The English Department and West Lafayette Public Library present our first annual “Big Read,” a celebration designed to link Purdue and Greater Lafayette readers. The "Big Read" book for 2017-2018 is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.  For events surrounding the Big Read, check out: 

There is now a Advance Credit exam for CS 15900 which could meet the College of Science computing requirement.   If you are interested and you are aware that students who typically succeed at passing the exam, have at least 3 months of experience in the C programming language, (experience in related programming languages will not be sufficient) - you should contact your academic advisor for more information.

Placement test in Chinese is March 26, 2018, 7-9pm in SC G030. Most students will be charged a rate of $35 (but they do not have to bring money to the exam). They still need to bring the permission form, signed by the advisor, and a picture i. d. Advance registration is not necessary.

Consider taking MA 42800 if your advisor and you discussed taking a MA Selective in the spring. The instructor for the spring will be Kiril Datchev, who's a really excellent teacher.  He'll be including more applied topics than in previous years.  This course is excellent preparation for both pure math and applied math, and it's also very important for physics and statistics (but the applications to statistics won't be discussed in the course).  Make sure you check with your advisor if you are unsure if this course will meet the requirements you discussed during your advising appointment.

Time Tickets for Purdue West Lafayette Summer Registration will be availalbe on December 20th.  If you plan to register for summer courses, please make sure you speak with your academic advisor.  The Summer 2018 Schedule of Classes is now available.

PHYS 172 D is a first semester calculus-based physics course that is taught in an online format at Purdue University. The course meets the same requirements as PHYS 172 and can be taken in place of the face-to-face PHYS 172 course. It will use the same text as the face-to-face version of PHYS 172, but various course materials – lectures, homework, labs, recitations, and exams will be different from the face-to-face course. All of the course materials will be distributed online through Blackboard Learn website for the course.

Human Resource Management Minor advising:
Additionally, two Human Resource Management Minor Advance Topic courses will need to have pre-req. overrides entered until we are able to get the Form 40s for them updated for Summer and Fall 2018. We give any PU advisor permission to enter in the necessary pre-req. override for these two courses. Please feel free to openly communicate this to your students so that they know that they can indeed register for these classes.  E-mail your advisor if you need the override for:
MGMT 44362
MGMT 44429

Great Issues Courses for Spring 2018







BIOL 48300

16133 &



Great Issues:  Environmental and Conservation Biology

TR 12:30-1:20 and

R 1:30-4:20 (lab)

BIOL 11000 or 11100 or 24100

EAPS 37500



Great Issues Fossil Fuels, Energy and Society

TR 12-1:15

No pre-req

EAPS 32700 



Climate Science and Society

TR 12-1:15

JR or SR classification

EAPS 30100




MWF 9-10:15, ends March 25

ENGL 106/108; JR or SR classification

CHM 49000



Great Issues in Drug Development

TR 12-1:15

Org. chm

ME 49200



Technology and Values

R 10:30-1:20

JR or SR classification

POL 32700



Global Green Politics

MWF 10:30-11:20

No pre-req

POL 32700



Global Green Politics

TR 9-10:15

No pre-req

BIOL 48300: Concerned with the application of ecological principles to environmental issues, the course introduces fundamental ecology, emphasizing the interplay of theoretical models, natural history, and experimentation. New research developments are stressed, with the outlook for application to environmental management and restoration. Whole-biosphere issues, such as the loss of biological diversity, frame a focus at the population level to understand local and global extinction and community stability. In-depth case studies of endangered ecosystems (both temperate and tropical), with computer modeling, field trips, and discussions of policy formulation, demonstrate the range of tools and information necessary to accomplish coexistence of humans with the rest of nature

EAPS 37500:  Prosperity of the 20th century was based on abundant and cheap energy; during the 21st century we will be faced with difficult challenges. Our society will face higher energy prices, decline of petroleum based fuels supplies, increased environmental effects of fossil fuels usage, and the challenge of solving the technological problems of developing alternative fuels. This course will review the structure, economics, and geopolitical issues faced by fossil fuel industries and the mitigation strategies that will be needed to change to low fossil fuel use society based on low polluting renewable energy sources.

EAPS 32700: This course will examine the broad problems of climate change by examining the relationship between science, politics, and society by using climate change as a lens through which to examine larger issues. Students will be encouraged to identify similar themes in their own experiences as emerging scientists, engineers and global leaders. Adequate preparation to write essays and perform basic arithmetic calculations needed. Prior knowledge of climate change science is not necessary.

EAPS 30100  Oil! Petroleum is a common thread that interweaves Geoscience with the Political-Economic history of the 20th century. Its dominance in current society has major repercussions on our current and future society and environment. The unequal distribution of petroleum and natural gas, coupled with innovative geologists and engineers, has set the stage for the modern geo-political world. This course is a unique survey into the multitude of aspects of petroleum -- from its formation to "resource wars".

CHM 49000: The pharmaceutical industry has been stressed by (1) the rise of a global generics industry in response to patent expiries, (2) the complex biology of unmet medical needs, (3) economic challenges with respect to both revenue and cost, and (4) a tougher regulatory climate.  The nature of this dilemma will be explored through historical advances in chemistry and clinical research in parallel with the development of the global regulatory environment for clinical trials and pharmaceutical manufacturing.  The challenges of drug development that relate the availability of therapies to patients to cost, safety, efficacy, and the relative funding of R/D by government, foundations and industry will be described.  Safe, effective and economic;  pick two.  It is expected that aspirants for careers in medicine or medical research will benefit from understanding the many ambiguities that define this topic.  On completion of the course students will have had exposure to the history of pharmacology, life science ethics, regulatory challenges nationally and globally, and the expectations of investors from government, foundations and private sources.

POL 32700: Analysis and assessment of the nature of global environmentalism, its connections with other new social movements, and its impact on domestic and international politics worldwide, with particular attention to green political parties and nongovernmental organizations

ME 49200:  The impact of science and technology on personal and societal value systems. The special responsibility of engineers. Practical methods for using human values to guide future technological developments. Societal problems considered: warfare, energy, overpopulation, resource depletion, and environmental degradation. Interdisciplinary approaches stressed.

Text reminders via BoilerConnect (appointment reminders, etc.) will start pulling from a new area in MyPurdue.  If you wish to continue to received texts from your advisor, the Registrar, etc.  PLEASE update your cell phone: Students can log into the myPurdue Portal;  click on Academics and then Personal Information to add their cell phone.

To receive priority consideration for federal, state and university-based financial aid, all current and prospective students planning to attend Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus in the fall of 2018 may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct. 1, but no later than Purdue’s priority filing date of March 1, 2018.

“The 2018-19 FAFSA will use 2016 tax data,” said David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach services in Purdue's Division of Financial Aid. “Instead of waiting until January or February, most students and families can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) any time after Oct. 1 to complete the FAFSA with their already completed 2016 IRS tax return information. Students and families should first visit to create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and then go to to file the 2018-19 FAFSA.”

NOTE:  Spring 2017 and forward, ENGL 211 at Ivy Tech will NOT be equivalent to ENGL 42100 at Purdue.

Free Tutoring from the College of Science.

New students always have many questions and we feel that you can be a valuable partner in helping them navigate their first steps at Purdue and the College of Science. We are asking you to participate in an email exchange with a first semester student.   If you participate in this program, you will be required to exchange 3-4 emails within the first few weeks before and after the start of the semster. Entering students will be informed that this is an email only relationship.   Your role will be to respond to questions about the major, the College of Science, and Purdue in general. You will not be expected to answer any questions about academic requirements and if you find your freshman partner has any, please refer him/her to their advisor.   If you would like to be a part of this program, please fill out the survey on the following link:

Are you interested in making friends from around the world?  Are you interested in increasing your marketability by improving your intercultural competence?
Do you enjoy learning about other cultures AND sharing things about your own culture?  Would you be willing to mentor a new College of Science student (freshman, transfer or exchange)?   Global Partners are Purdue College of Science student leaders who work to create a  comfortable and safe                 environment in which entering students can individually and collectively “find their feet”  in the Purdue community.  These partners provide new students with the tools and knowledge they need to start their college career, and aid them throughout their transitions as first-year students in the College of Science at Purdue University.  The Global Partners program is also dedicated to enhancing cross-cultural understanding and to helping all students involved to expand their knowledge of cultures other than their own.   Join us for the 2017/18 school year for monthly dinners, trips and activities (free for you!)
that are designed to help you learn about other cultures……..while having fun!
To sign up for Global Science Partners, please follow this link: 

Confused by all the acronyms and names on campus?  This sheet may help!

NOTE:  STAT majors cannot use STAT 11300, STAT 30100 for credit.  Students should check with their advisor about taking 500 level courses not listed on the plan of study.

Students can give parents, legal guardians, or other trusted parties access to view certain pieces of their student information online. This access is referred to as proxy access, and the person who is granted this authorization is called a myPurdue proxy. The student controls the entire process through their myPurdue Portal, and can add anyone with a valid email address as a proxy.  More information.

MyPurduePlan video- Planner

MATH Course Offering Plan:
MA 42500 - Fall Only
MA 46000 - Fall Only, MAED Only
MA 42800 - Spring Only
MA 27900 - Spring Only in EVEN YEARS
MA 42100 - Fall Only in EVEN YEARS - Fall 2017 will be the final semester this course will be offered due to low enrollment

Opportunity Announcements

The Purdue Division of Student Life is seeking applicants for two scholarships to be awarded for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.  The Charles O. McGaughey Leadership Award will be given in the amount of at least $2000 to multiple students (last year six students received the award).   The Class of 1937 Scholarship will also be given to multiple students (last year 18 students received scholarships).   Both scholarships recognize undergraduate students for leadership and academic achievement.   Students may use these links to complete their applications (you may copy this link and send it to your students):  McGaughey Leadership Award Application 2018-2019     Class of 1937 Scholarship Application 2018-2019

The time has come to begin the search for Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) and Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi) Team Leaders, and our staff would love your help in spreading the word about the position!   The Team Leader (TL) position is a voluntary entry-level leadership role. TL’s work in Residence Hall and Off-Campus groups to serve as mentors and role models for new students attending the BGR and BGRi programs. These students are asked to attend a retreat and trainings in the spring semester, in addition to a two-day retreat prior to the start of the BGR and BGRi programs in August. When new students arrive to campus, TL’s serve as a guide to help them in their transition during the week before classes begin.   TL Callouts will discuss the responsibilities of a TL and go over the application and interview processes. Follow us on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more about our staff and receive more information about the position! Callouts for the TL position are at the following dates and times:  Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 – 7:00 PM in WALC 1055 (Hiler Theatre):Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 – 7:00 PM in WALC 1055 (Hiler Theatre):Thursday, January 18th, 2018 – 7:00 PM in WALC 1055 (Hiler Theatre).  Students do not need to attend a TL Callout to be a candidate for the position. Callout information and a link to the application will be provided on the Orientation Programs website later this week.

Did you know?  STAT Job Postings are available at: and also others are posted on the 5th Floor of the MATH building by the elevators.  There are BS, MS, and PhD job postings listed.

Design Storm - Jan 20th - Design Storm, a one-day design competition to help address urgent and unique needs on islands affected by the recent hurricanes. This competition, open to all Purdue students, will challenge teams of up to 5 students to create concepts and prototypes for cooking, pumping water, storing food and medicine, and providing communications in the wake of a major natural disaster. These concepts will be further developed throughout the semester by the new Natural Disaster Preparedness EPICS team. PDHs will be awarded to all participating EPICS students and prizes will be award to the best designs in several categories. Sponsored by Autodesk and supported by EPICS and the Purdue 3D Print Club. Register at

The College of Science’s Office of Data Management is looking to hire for the position of Data Assistant.  This position would start as soon as possible for Spring 2018, with a possibility to continue.  This position will support the Strategic Data Manager by updating and modifying administrative reports and dashboards; validating records and reports; collecting and formatting data; and documenting reporting and analysis processes.  

We are looking for someone who meets the following criteria:

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, expertise in Excel
  • Solid logical reasoning and analytical skills
  • Able to maintain security of sensitive data
  • Detail-oriented, meticulous, and accurate
  • Purdue University student in the College of Science

Preferred Skills

  • Working knowledge of Tableau or experience in data visualization
  • Familiar with Purdue’s undergraduate science programs

 This is a part-time position working 5 to 10 hours per week between the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.  Starting salary of $10 per hour.   Preference will be given to candidates with availability to continue in the position during AY2018-19.   If interested, please email résumé and available work hours to Kendal Kosta-Mikel,

MTBI is an intensive summer research experience that prepares undergraduate students for the rigors of graduate level research at the interface of mathematics, statistics, and the natural and social sciences. Select students are invited to Arizona State University for eight weeks, where their time is split between classroom instruction on research methods and hands-on research projects.  Do you have an interest in and are motivated to conduct research in mathematical biology, and have completed at least one year of Calculus.  At MTBI, students don't work alone.  Everything, from homework to research, takes place in a collaborative environment with fellow participants, graduate students, postdoctoral students, visiting scholars and talented faculty from around the country.  Students work in self-selected groups on research problems of their own choosing, while collaborating with experienced faculty and graduate student mentors.  Students--not faculty--select their own research topics.  By the end of the summer, participants have completed a high-quality technical report and research poster, which are presented at national conferences to an audience of their peers and colleagues.    For more information on MTBI or to APPLY, please visit our website: The application can be downloaded from our website.   The Application Deadline is: January 31st, 2018!


Purdue Promise is hiring a Student Success Coach. A job description can be viewed at   Application review will begin Monday, January 15, with new applications being reviewed weekly until the position is filled. Knowing many potential candidates may be finishing graduate school and/or in similar positions, the position is posted with an anticipated start date of June 4, 2018. We plan to move quickly, hoping to have an offer out before NASPA’s The Placement Exchange and ACPA’s Career Central. First-round interviews will be conducted via Skype, with on-campus interviews for finalists.

The Round 1 Application Deadline for the Chicago Booth Summer Business Scholars Program (SBSP) is fast approaching! SBSP is an excellent opportunity for early college students to develop a foundation of business skills through 3-weeks of experiential learning, corporate visits, and professional development. Encourage students interested in enhancing their summer experience to apply today

Application Deadlines

Round 1 Deadline: January 11
Round 2 Deadline: February 27

9th summer for our REU program in computational biology and would hope that you would also be willing to recommend another student(s) for our program this year.  More information and our 2018 program flyer can be found at our website –, which also hosts our program application page.  
Application Deadline:  February 12, 2018
Program Dates:  May 21 – July 27, 2017
Student Support:  $5500 stipend, housing*, and travel
*housing not guaranteed for Pitt students

The University of Missouri has exciting opportunities for undergraduate researchers interested in summer research experiences. Undergraduate students are invited to apply for an internship with our program: MU Alcohol Research Training Summer School (MU-ARTSS). MU-ARTSS provides an intensive week-long introduction to alcohol research, coupled with an 8 week paid internship ($3,600 stipend plus room and board) for each student to be mentored by alcohol researchers in the Department of Psychological Sciences. The program aims to increase the pipeline of scientists among minority and nonminority undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in alcohol research and is supported by an institutional training grant through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).  The week-long program of structured learning experiences will be conducted at the University of Missouri in Columbia from May 30-June 6, 2018. At the conclusion of the course, MU-ARTSS students will be placed in internships from June 7-July 27, 2018 in the laboratories of researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia with stipends. Depending upon students' interests, students will be placed in laboratories that focus on one or more of the following areas: (1) human genetics, (2) behavioral pharmacology, (3) psychiatric epidemiology, (4) neuroimaging, and (4) statistical modeling. In these internships, students will work alongside other interns, graduate students, and faculty members to gain experience in contemporary alcohol research that will provide valuable experiences for preparation for graduate study.  The program seeksapplicantswho demonstratea stronginterest inscienceand medicine. Applicants ideallymust have completed2 yearsof undergraduatework(exceptions may be made),witha B averageor better in all coursework.It is desirablefor studentstohave completedatleast 2courses(3 semestercredit equivalents)in eachof the followingareas:a)behavioral or social sciences, b) biological sciences,and c) physical sciences/mathematics.Acceptanceinto MU-ARTSSwill be made on the basis of academic performance, test scores, overallbreadth and depth ofacademic courseworktodate, andrecommendations. Seven students will be selected to participate. Individualswho haveearneda baccalaureatedegreeare not eligibletoapply. Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018.  For more information contact Carol Waudby, MU-ARTSS coordinator,, 573-882-1682 or visit the MU-ARTSS website at

I would like to inform your constituents about an exciting ten-week summer internship opportunity in the Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California. I have attached a flyer for your review and copied the job listing below -- please forward / use in any ways that would best get the word out.  Our internship program is a great opportunity for inquisitive and motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science majoring in Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary. UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.  More information can be found on our website, where we will be accepting applications through 4 p.m. Pacific time on February 16, 2018.

San Diego State University is pleased to invite applications to its Summer 2018 Mathematics Research Experiences for Undergraduates.  The program dates this year will be June 18 -- August 10, subject to final NSF approval.  We have one project in applied mathematics (HIV modeling), and one in statistics (machine learning).   Please announce to any interested and qualified undergraduates.  The program will pay a stipend of $4000 and provide room and partial board for participants.  The application deadline is March 2.  For a detailed program description and application instructions/materials, please see the program website:

Post-baccalaureate program at The University of New Mexico. Our application posting has just gone live and now we can start accepting applications for the 2018-2019 PREP year.  This program is for recent graduates, within the past 36 months, who want to continue their education in the biomedical sciences by entering a PhD program. PREP’s main benefit is to engage the scholar in cutting edge research for one full year with a faculty mentor of their choice, while receiving assistance in preparing their PhD applications. We offer many additional benefits, such as annual salary of $27,200, health/dental benefits, GRE preparation classes, tuition for academic courses, travel support to attend conferences and many additional activities geared to aid with the overall professional development of our scholars. For further questions or comments that you have please contact Program Manager, Antonio Bañuelos at or Tel: (505) 610- 1725. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

ATTENTION ALL FIRST YEAR COLLEGE OF SCIENCE STUDENTSNow 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 the Global Science Partnerships Learning Comunity, follow this link: join Global Science Partnerships Learning Community, please follow this link: contact Terry   or

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE GLOBAL DIALOGUES PROGRAM - Attention:  College of Science sophomores, juniors and seniors.  You are invited to apply for the College of Science Global Dialogues program. BEGINS 1/15
Would you like to add value to your Purdue degree by transforming the ways you view yourself and the world?
Would you like to stand out from the crowd?
Would you like to improve your cross-cultural communication skills?
If any of these apply to you, Global Dialogues may be the program for you!
The Global Dialogues program will consist of eight dinner meetings and DINNER IS ON US!
The Program will also include a field trip to Chicago, a community service event, and more
Check out our web page: 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.  The 1st dinner meeting is the first day of next semester (Jan.9)….so act now if you’re interested.  For more information contact:

M.S. in Business Analytics: a one-year intensive program that will provide students with rigorous, hands-on training to use data and analytics to guide business decision making. Top applicants have a solid foundation in quantitative methods, knowledge of statistical applications (R, SAS, STATA) and programming proficiency. Common undergraduate degrees in this program include finance, economics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, and statistics.  

Master of Finance: a one-year intensive program where students use big data and analytics for financial decision making and risk management. Top applicants have a quantitative background experience with statistical applications (R, SAS, STATA), and experience with MatLab. Undergraduate degrees include finance, economics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, and statistics.

Did you know the math department has a contest for students call the PROBLEM OF THE WEEK.  Check it out!

Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Undergraduate Internship in Scientific Software Engineering Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking applications for undergraduate internships in software development within ORNL’s Computer Science and Mathematics Division. As an intern, you will be part of ORNL’s Scientific Software Initiative, which contributes to scientific computing projects in advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and 3D printing, astrophysics, batteries, neutron science, nuclear energy, and quantum computing.  Initiative members are active in the open source community, including the Eclipse Foundation, and most Initiative projects are available on This is a continuous posting.  Applications will be reviewed and selected as opportunities become available. The opportunity may be part time or full time depending on availability at time of selection, and the appointment period may be 3 to 12 months. For additional information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit For any questions, please contact Leslie Fox,

On behalf of the Erie Insurance Recruiting Team, I am very excited to be reaching out to you today about our Future Focus Internship program.  Erie Insurance is committed to helping your students learn & grow with a challenging internship position that will offer them relevant & real world business experience.   About us: Erie Insurance is a Fortune 500 company committed to Employee development, processional excellence, & career success. We view a diverse workforce as a competitive advantage, & are committed to attracting & retaining the best people we can find. We offer challenging work in an exceptional work environment.  Our Home Office is in beautiful Erie, PA, & our field offices employ more than 5,000 people.  ERIE’s territory includes 12 states & the District of Columbia.   About the internship: ERIE’s internships are paid, competitive, & available in many disciplines. Internship positions are currently offered or will be soon at our corporate headquarters in Erie, PA in the following departments: Actuarial, Finance, Human Resources, Internal Audit, IT, Marketing, & Underwriting.  Claims internships are available at our Illinois Branch.  A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required.  Relocation is available for eligible students.   If any of your students are interested in a potential career in insurance or gaining valuable experience with a great company, please encourage them to apply today on the ERIE Careers website.

Curious about undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors?  Join us for any of these sessions to learn about many aspects of the student research experience!

Indiana GEAR UP at Purdue needs tutors for middle school students in Lafayette and Frankfort. Not only would Purdue students have the content expertise but could be role models for these students as they go through middle and high school.   Additionally, Purdue students could take advantage of the EARN program and make an additional $10/hour tutoring on top of the $10 GEAR Up will pay them. Please apply here:

The Eicher-Miller lab focuses on community nutrition research, specifically in the areas of food insecurity and low-resource populations. We are looking for responsible and dependable undergraduate students who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of dietary assessment and community research. This opportunity is particularly relevant to students interested in health behavior change, public health, nutrition and food security research.  Both paid and volunteer opportunities are available and could lead to research for credit or other opportunities and is a great resume builder. Please contact Yibin at  if you are interested and would like more information.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York is currently hiring research analysts to start immediately.  Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group.  Our economists, whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics, work closely with Research Analysts.  Upon leaving the Fed, Research Analysts who choose to apply to graduate school are consistently accepted by top programs; others pursue a wide variety of public and private sector opportunities. In recent years, our RAs have gone on to pursue PhDs in Economics or Finance at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and Wharton, among others.  Previous RAs have also gone to law and public policy programs at Harvard Kennedy School, Princeton, Yale, and others.  We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Research Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields. The Research Analyst position is an unparalleled opportunity to work with a world-class research and policy team.  We would greatly appreciate your encouragement of bright and interested students to apply.  Please circulate this email to interested candidates. Applications are being accepted now, on a rolling basis, at It is recommended that candidates apply as soon as possible.

Discovery Park Internships available:

Now accepting applications for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters of Budapest Semesters in MathematicsEducation (BSME); the deadlines are April 1 and November 1,respectively. The applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it is encouraged that interested students to apply early, using our website  BSME is a semester-long program in Budapest, Hungary, designed forundergraduates and recent graduates interested in the learning andteaching of secondary mathematics. Participants will study the Hungarian approach to learning and teaching, in which a strong and explicit emphasis is placed on problem solving, mathematical creativity, and communication. BSME is specifically intended for students who are not only passionate about  mathematics, but also the teaching of mathematics.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office, either by email (

Need help preparing for interviews? Check out all the resources the Purdue CCO has to offer from Peer Mock Interview and Big Interview to our Core Series on the subject!

Homework and Tutoring program at Schuyler Avenue Wesleyan Church in Lafayette. We serve under privileged kids in the North End of Lafayette in a partnership with Vinton Elementary school to provide background checked and coached volunteers to help children in targets ways.  Our program has been a great success and we had a number of Purdue students volunteer throughout the first semester.  I would love if you could once again include our program in your announcements.  Right now we have more kids signed up than volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Shaina Patriquin at

Dress for success: Put on that business suit and get ready to network. Don't have a suit? Purdue's Career Closet is just for you! Click here to learn more!

Learning beyond the classroom


Scholarship/Grant/Financial Announcements

Summer Finish Scholarship -  This scholarship targets students who choose to graduate during August rather than waiting until December.  If selected for the scholarship, students receive up to $1,000 toward summer tuition and fees.
How does the scholarship impact students?
 “I was able to finish my degree in time to start my graduate program in the fall.  If I had taken the Fall 2017 semester to finish my undergraduate, I would have had to postpone starting my master’s until Fall 2018.  The Summer Finish program is extremely helpful for those trying to finish their degree early, either to enter the workforce earlier or save time and money.  The scholarship helped me finish my degree in under four years, as well as save money." - Hannah Fischer, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
 "The summer finish program is a great opportunity for students who want to save money, graduate early, and begin their professional careers.  I spent my summer working full-time at Cary Home for Children to fulfill for-credit internship requirements for my degree." – Carolyn Pool, Human Services
What if your student is not selected for a scholarship? 
Graduating during summer rather than waiting until December provides a great return on investment as the opportunity allows students to accelerate academic and career goals; students who utilize this opportunity will net an average of $20,870 compared to peers who graduate during December.  Also, summer tuition for 8-9 credit hours is approximately half price compared to fall and spring rates.
Learn more about the scholarship or complete an advisor recommendation at  
Please contact Annie Jarrard, assistant director of summer session, at with any questions.  


Study Abroad Callouts/Information/Scholarships

Barcelona in SUMMER:   The Boiler Up Barcelona program is designed to relate to a wide range of students across campus, as students earn 6 credits in courses that may be used for major, minor, or elective requirements. We regularly bring students from the Colleges of Engineering, Science, Agriculture, Liberal Arts, Health and Human Sciences, and Pharmacy, as well as the Polytechnic Institute.   Here are the program particulars:
  • Students take 2 courses. Everyone takes Intercultural Communication (Com 303), and then they may choose between Interviewing (Com 325) and Social Media (Com 495).
  • Program cost includes all excursions, housing, daily meals, and weekly laundry service (only airfare is excluded)
  • The program is entirely in English, and Barcelona is easy to navigate without much Spanish experience
  • Classes are M-Th, so students have 3-day travel weekends to see the rest of Spain and Europe
  • We usually bring about 25 students.
  • The cost is the lowest it’s ever been: $3,800.
 The link for students to enroll in the program is: deadline: January 26th (or until full).
We also have a call-out on Jan 25th at 6pm in BRNG 2275


There are several short-term study abroad programs run by College of Agriculture faculty that are open to non-Ag majors. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Study abroad to Peru this upcoming 2018 Maymester and kindly ask that you disseminate the information to any students who might be interested.  
Our study abroad program titled "Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Social Change" will take place in Lima, Peru for two weeks in May.   This course is cross-listed as TECH 400 as well as COM 303.   The estimated cost for the program (including airfare, hotels, tuition, etc.) will be below $2500 (this figure does not take into account the readily available scholarships).   The course will be transdisciplinary -- focusing on design and culture.   Here's our program link:


Please see our website for the complete list of programs and their flyers (

University Core Creditable Study Abroad Program in Paris - June 1 - 18 2018.   Between June 1 - 17 May 2018 I will offer again thee study abroad program Global Communication Perspectives in Paris, France in collaboration with some major French governmental and business organizations. See  for details. Highlights from last year’s program can be seen at

The Purdue College of Science has identified that creativity is important to all scientific careers.  If you enroll in the 3-credit spring semester elective course "Science, Invention and Culture" (SCI 195), you will not only spend 2 glorious weeks in Spain and Morocco, you will:

  • Learn about 700+ years of scientific innovation
  • Live this equation:  Scientific Ability + Travel = Increased Creativity
  • Fulfill the College of Science's culture course requirement

There is no language study or proficiency necessary to participate in this opportunity.  College of Science students may be eligible for a $500 Learning Beyond the Classroom grant.  To learn more about our itinerary please visit our study abroad website and fill out the no-obligation application.   Or contact Dr. Laura Starr ( if you have questions.  Apply soon!  There are only a few more slots in this combination spring course + study abroad learning extravaganza!

College of Science has recently approved study abroad exchange with Bristol in the UK.  There is the possiblity of math coursework through this university if you go for the semester.  Please see a counselor in the Study Abroad Office in Young Hall 105.

Science, Invention & Culture in Spain & Morocco, May 6-22  Explore the inter-connected cultural history of  Science in Spain & Morocco in the Medieval era.:

  • Activities in Morocco include a homestay and Cultural Creativity Workshop (e.g. cooking, zellige tile-making) in Fez, and a service-learning project in Tangier.
  • Visits to the medieval  Spanish cities  of Ronda, Granada, and Cordoba are planned.
  • In both countries  we will meet with local university students.
  • This 3 credit course includes mandatory preparatory pre-departure lectures during the spring semester (Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45).


Summer (8 Programs)
1). May 6 - June 22
Investigating Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues in Florence Italy
For more information checkout the program magazine - 
2. May 6 - June 2
Ethics in Edinburgh
For more information contact Mike Roe: 
3). May 14 - June 5
Wellness Throughout New Zealand: Maori and Mainstream Health
For more information checkout the program magazine - 
4) June 6 - June 26 
The Australian Lived Experience
For more information checkout the program magazine - 
5) May 14 - June 26 (Combined New Zealand and Australian Study Abroad)
Wellness Throughout New Zealand and the Australian Lived Experience
For more information checkout the program magazine - 
6). June 29 - July 19
The Japanese Lived Experience
For more information checkout the program magazine - 
7). Dates TBD
An Introduction to Negotiation and Product Sourcing in the Vibrant Environment of India
For more information contact Dr. Anita Dale at 
8). Dates TBD
The Dutch Experience, The Netherlands
For more information contact Sandy Rathod at


Service, Volunteer, Community Opportunities

CCO Career Closet donations: men’s and women’s suits, blouses and dress shirts, dress pants, belts, ties, gently worn dress shoes (can also be delivered to YONG 132, 10 AM – 4 PM Monday-Friday)

The United Way of Greater Lafayette, Purdue Alumni Association and the Purdue United Way Campaign have partnered to increase volunteerism in Greater Lafayette. More than a hundred volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations ranging from health and human services to environmental and animal services are available to Purdue student, faculty and staff teams who would like to volunteer locally. These opportunities can be found at

We are currently expanding our collaboration with ACEFood Pantry.  Not only are we continuing our pop-up food pantry in the CoRec on Fridays from 10-3, but we are doing more cooking demonstrations with food pantries in the area. Recently, we led a food demonstration at the ACEpantry location featuring simple breakfast recipes for busy students with items that can be found at the pantry. The recipes could be made in bulk at the beginning of the week so that participants avoid skipping meals. In addition, the ACEPantry newsletter will include a nutrition section written by our graduate assistant Haley. If you?d like more information on the recipes, email Haley at

The Career Closet was recently featured in JC Online and is currently participating in a SHOE & TIE drive. Please share this email with others who may be interested in donating and print the flyer attached above if you'd like to place it on your door. We are open to receiving other professional items as well, but are currently in high need of shoes and ties. Items can be donated during normal business hours to Young Hall, 132. 

Apply to be a CARE Peer Education. Info and aplication online at .  CARE - Center for Advocacy, Response & Education.

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