April 21, 2023


Fall 2023 Schedules Released Later Today

Message from Preregistration Team: As planned, schedules will be released to students by the end of business today.  Students will likely be able to start seeing their fall schedules in Banner as early as 6:00 AM, but please remember that schedules will not be final until students receive an email from the Office of the Registrar.  The Preregistration Team will still be doing some final admin processing procedures up until the official release. 

Reference the EEE Registration Fall 2023 newsletter – revised to include Open Registration instructions and helpful guidance.  Open Registration begins Monday, April 24. 


Summer 2023 Course: MSE 59700

MSE 59700: Lean Manufacturing may be offered this summer if there is enough interest. EEE will count this as a EEE Selective. Please see attachment for more details. 


Student Success Resources

Campus Resources

College of Engineering Resources


Fuel for Finals

May 1 and May 2, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stop by to pick up snacks, beverages, and encouragement while supplies last! Fuel for finals will be located at the DUDL/LMBS outdoor courtyard on the west side of the building. In the event of rain, it will be located inside the building in the atrium. 


Student News Submissions

Have you recently 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 information, a quote, and a high quality photo by using the attached EEE Student News Submission template.


Job Corner with Ms. Whelton, PE

If you don’t have a summer job opportunity there is still plenty of time!   Check the CCO out for positions.  I will continue to email and update opportunities after the semester ends.

This is most likely the last newsletter of the semester so I want to congratulate all of you, in particular our graduating seniors-you have had quite an unusual collegiate career, but you have persevered.  Congratulations to those of you who have opportunities lined up following graduation or for the summer.  I know there are some of you who are still looking for opportunities.  You may be tired of applying and not hearing back from companies or sad about the position you didn’t get after a great interview.  Don’t give up-believe in yourself!  If a company isn’t interested in you then it is best you didn’t get the position. 

Some things to keep in mind while looking for opportunities that I found on LinkedIn from motivational speaker Brigette Hyacinth:

1.         You can be the best candidate and still not get selected.
2.         If you didn't get the job, it was never meant for you.
3.         You weren't rejected, you were redirected.
4.         Your value does not decrease based upon someone's inability to see your worth.
5.         Believe in yourself and keep trying, the right door will open for you.

“Not getting something you’ve always wanted is a chance to try out something new”. Tim Herrera recently wrote a great article for the NY Times on thinking differently about rejection (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/17/smarter-living/seeing-the-bright-side-of-missed-opportunities.html ). 

So don’t give up! There are still plenty of opportunities out there.  Keep applying online, checking and applying to opportunities via the CCO, LinkedIn, and my emails.  I’m here all summer if you need to talk about your resume, opportunities, etc.  We can talk via email, over the phone, through zoom, or you could come to the office.  Come up with backup plans-remember any experience is good experience in regard to internships on your resume.  Have a great summer.


Engineering Design Expo - Thursday, April 27, 10am-2pm

This is a showcase and celebration of the engineering design efforts across the college.  As of this week there are nearly 100 teams signed up for the Expo. 

This is a great opportunity for all students and particularly non-seniors who want to see what they can get involved with both in their majors and within cross-cutting programs like EPICS and VIP. 

EEE will have three of our EEE 48000 Senior Design teams at this event.  Go support them!

Event details at https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Academics/Design-Expo


Volunteer Opportunity at NICHES Land Trust's War of the Weeds

Every spring, the invasive plant garlic mustard emerges across our preserves in large numbers. If left unchecked, this weed can change soil chemistry, overtake the forest’s understory, and diminish the beautiful display of native ephemeral wildflowers. This year, there will be 36 garlic mustard pulling shifts at a variety of NICHES preserves within a 10-50 minute drive of Lafayette. There are shifts every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from April 14th to May 21st 2023. Shift 1: 10AM-1PM, Shift 2: 1PM-4PM.

To sign up.


Purdue West Lafayette Earth Month Celebration

Purdue West Lafayette is transitioning its usual Earth Week celebration into an Earth Month celebration to better incorporate all of the greater community events and get more campus members involved. More information on all the events happening during Earth Month can be found here: Earth Month - Physical Facilities - Purdue University.  Be on the lookout for future communications on social media (@SustainPurdue), in Purdue Today and via email.

There are a number of volunteer opportunities open up to all community members. Below are some campus opportunities to highlight.

  • Boiler Green Initiative is hosting Campus Cleanups on Sunday, April 30th. See the website above for more info on those.
  • Friday, April 28th – Arbor Day Tree Planting – 9:30am to 2pm – Register Here


EEE Combined Degree Program

Environmental and Ecological Engineering, in collaboration with other Purdue departments, schools, and programs offers a combined degree program in which a Purdue student can receive a BS degree, and with one additional year of study, a non-thesis Master’s of Science in Environmental and Ecological Engineering (MSEEE) degree. This is accomplished by dual-counting 12 appropriate course credits at the 500 level on the BS and MSEEE Plans-of-Study.

Students with an overall GPA of 3.25 or better are encouraged to consider applying to the EEE Combined Degree program. Apply during your junior year (generally the 6th semester/with two additional semesters yet to complete the BS degree).  Talk to your EEE Faculty Mentor, your EEE advisor, Prof. John Howarter or email eeegrad@purdue.edu with specific questions.  See the following link for details: https://engineering.purdue.edu/EEE/Academics/CurrentStudents/Graduate/CombinedDegreeProgram


Leadership Lafayette

On Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, more than 60 Greater Lafayette-based organizations will gather, expo-style, to make connections with Purdue students, faculty, staff, retirees, corporate partners, and the larger community at the River City Community Center. The expo is a great fit for individuals looking for community & belonging, project partners, or leadership development and involvement. 


Summer Scholarship Opportunities at Purdue

Advisor-Initiated Scholarship – Advisors nominate up to three students who would benefit from online or on-campus summer courses for a scholarship of up to $500.  Let Tammi Thayer (thayert@purdue.edu) know if you would like to be nominated.

Summer Stay – Selected students can earn up to $2,500 in exchange for completing a 140-hour research or internship experience alongside 9+ credit hours. Research and internship credits count. This opportunity is very competitive.     

Summer Internship Plus – Selected students earn up to $1,000 for completing an off-campus internship alongside 6+ credit hours of online or on-campus coursework. Internship credits count.            

Summer Finish Scholarship – Selected students earn up to $500 for graduating in August instead of waiting until December.

Summer Financial Aid - All students interested in receiving summer financial aid need to complete the Summer Aid Application. The Summer Aid Application is available in the myPurdue account under the Financial Tab. Initial summer financial aid notifications will begin approximately the first week of April. If an application is submitted after this time, it will take1-2 weeks to receive a Financial Aid award notification from that submission date. More information is available on the Summer Aid website.

Summer Housing – Summer housing contracts are open.  Undergraduate students who are registered for at least one course can find more information on the Summer Housing website.  Students completing non-credit internship or research experiences should visit the Summer Intern Housing website


ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship 2023

ExxonMobil Corporation, the largest publicly traded international energy company, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowship opportunities in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students nationwide with a passion for Engineering and Science.

Selected students will be exposed to a top-quality company by participating in this signature mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with an ExxonMobil professional to learn how their knowledge and skills are applied in a corporate setting.

Fellowship Components
The Fellowship consists of five 1-hour meetings with a mentor (virtual or in person), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to ExxonMobil and career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. In addition, the possibility exists to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/full-time) upon successfully completing the Fellowship.

Fellowship Requirements
This opportunity is highly competitive and open to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students attending a 4-year college or university.

Fellowship applicants with the following majors will be given priority:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geoscience
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Applicants with these majors will also be considered: Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering, and Physics.

Other Requirements:

  • Must plan to pursue a career in the fields/majors listed above
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen, a legal U.S. permanent resident, or have the permanent right to work in the U.S. Applicants selected are required to submit documentation for U.S. citizenship, permanent resident, or right to work.

The application can be found here.

If you have questions, please contact Julian@hispanicheritage.org. Please use "ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship" in the subject line.


The 2023 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Application will close on April 30, 2023, at @11:59 p.m. EDT.


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