November 6, 2023

EEE Graduate Seminar – November 7

The speaker for the EEE Graduate Seminar on November 7 is Dr. Krystel Castillo, Lutcher Brown Chair for Mechanical Engineering, Vice President for Energy Efficiency at the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and Director of the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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EEE Graduate Seminar – November 14

The speaker for the EEE Graduate Seminar on November 14 is Dr. Gökçe Esenduran, Associate Professor of Management for the Mitchell E. Daniels School of Business at Purdue University.
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Spring 2024 Research Registration

PhD and MS thesis students are required to enroll in thesis research each semester. If you need to register for research credits, please sign up for credits before the start of the Spring 2024 semester.
Registering for research credits involves a three-step process. More information about these steps may be found here.

Job Corner with Ms. Whelton, PE

Many of you have gone to career fairs this semester and are now preparing for interviews. Here are resources from the CCO on different interview styles. 
When you are preparing for an interview, don’t forget to practice “self-talk”.  It is a great way to build your confidence and make sure you don’t downplay your accomplishments.
An article outlining self-talk practices is found here
If you have offers or questions about job opportunities, don’t hesitate to email me!

Sustainable Future's Great Lakes Science Initiative

Please join the Institute for Sustainable Future's Great Lakes Science Initiative next Tuesday, Nov 7 at 12 pm in Schlemen Hall (SCHM) 108, for our lunchtime seminar series with our speakers, Isabelle Staph, from the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, and Allison Nalesnik, from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Lunch will be provided.
Please see the attachment for more details.

S&ME Hiring; Visiting During the Civil Employer Day

S&ME will be on campus next Wednesday, November 8th, in Wood Commons of Hampton Hall, during the Civil Employer Day, and look forward to meeting Civil, Geology and Environmental students. See flyer.
S&ME has over 1100 employees across 30 offices. We are actively hiring Bachelor and Master level graduates. See brochure page.
Students planning for graduation can find our open jobs here: Also see attached a list of Open Positions.
Our 2024 Spark Summer Internship Application can be found here: Our internship program has been very competitive in past years, with hands on experience, learning objectives, and professional development sessions which help the students transition from “campus to career.”
As a company, S&ME offers:
  • Full-time positions for Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree candidates
  • Summer internships in select locations
  • A credential incentive program that sponsors job and industry specific certifications and professional licenses
  • An employee stock ownership plan that allows employees to benefit directly from the company growth and profitability.
  • The opportunity to work alongside and consult with senior professionals across various services lines and on a variety of projects.

Women in 3D Printing

Interested in 3D printing? Join the new chapter at Purdue! If interested, they will be hosting a hybrid event on Friday, November 10, 2023, from 10AM to 11AM. The in-person event will take place in ME 2180. 
See the attached flyer for more information.

Center for Career Opportunities Workshop

The CCO is offering an in-person and online workshop series for international master's students, but open to all international graduate students. Participants will learn job search strategies from different levels. 
This is a 3-part interactive workshop series, with each workshop lasting 60 minutes.
  • Session 1 is a resume review support group. First, resume building skills will be demonstrated. Then, students will be divided into groups to conduct a guided resume peer review.
  • Session 2 is the most beneficial to students with zero knowledge about job search. We will discuss: how to find a possible career path as an international student, including resources about CPT, OPT, H1B, etc. 
  • Session 3 is most beneficial to students with some basic job search knowledge, who have started job hunting, and want to improve their skills. Advanced job search and networking skills will be discussed and practiced.
There is no fee for participation. These workshops are highly interactive and we hope all participants engage in all activities during sessions. Seats are limited!
Workshop dates and time:
4:00pm - 5:00pm (ET) Nov 08, 2023 (WALC1121)
4:00pm - 5:00pm (ET) Nov 15, 2023 (Zoom)
4:00pm - 5:00pm (ET) Nov 16, 2023 (Zoom)
Questions? Email
Please use your work/school email address to register. 

2024 Environmental Fellows Program Application

The 2024 Environmental Fellows Program is now open! The Environmental Fellows Program at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) is a nationally competitive summer fellowship program for masters and doctoral students that seeks to place students traditionally underrepresented in the environmental field and those committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in summer fellowships with environmental foundations and their grantees.  
Deadline to apply is January 15, 2024.
The Environmental Fellows Program involves:
  • A 12-week fellowship at an environmental grantmaking foundation, research institution, nonprofit organization, or grassroots organization. Past placement sites include: Race Forward, Clean Water Action, Environmental Defense Fund, the Northlight Foundation, the Cary Institute, and many more! 
  • A base stipend of $13,000 plus a travel allowance for participating fellows.  
  • Work on a variety of environmental issues including but not limited to: environmental health, energy justice, marine conservation, transit solutions, food justice, and more!  
  • Professional development training in diversity, equity, and inclusion; GIS; processing climate grief; and financial management. 
  • Access to a growing alumni network of 206 environmental professionals 
We will host informational webinars on Tuesday, November 14 from 12-1pm ET and Thursday, December 6 from 6-7pm ET if you would like to learn more. Please RSVP here. Details and links will be sent to those able to join as the date gets closer.
You can also visit to learn more/apply, or feel free to contact EFP Program Managers Molly Blondell and Ivy Ortiz at  

2023-24 Edition of InnovatED

The Graduate School is seeking article submissions for the 2023-24 edition of its graduate research magazine, InnovatED! InnovatED is Purdue University’s premier graduate research magazine. The mission of this magazine is to showcase and publish the influential and inspirational graduate research conducted at our university. Each publication features ten students, selected by Graduate School leadership. 
Submissions should be in the form of a popular press piece and should consist of 700 to 800 words. To get an idea of how submissions should be formatted, students can check out past editions at our website (link below)! 
  • The student author or co-authors selected will receive an award of $250 per accepted manuscript, with the cover story receiving $500.
  • Students selected for publication will receive one-on-one coaching focused on communicating complex information to a lay audience. 
  • Research published in InnovatED is shared widely, reaching readers in more than 45 countries. 
The submission deadline for the 2023-24 Edition is November 10.
Those interested can learn more and submit at the following link:

Institute for a Sustainable Future (ISF) Events

Please see this link for upcoming ISF events.

Purdue Calendars

Various drop/add calendar with deadlines, and future years of academic calendars can be found at

Registration Help

EEE Student News Submission

Have you accomplished something noteworthy (award, scholarship/fellowship, publication, poster presentation, internship, full-time job) that you’d like to share with EEE? Please send Jess Mehr the basic info, high-quality photo, and a quote about your honor and she will likely (not guaranteed) promote it on social media or choose to write an article for the web site.
Please see the attachment for more details.


If you have questions related to the EEE Graduate Program, please e-mail