January 12, 2024

EEE Main Office in POTR 364: Hours of Operation

The EEE main office is located in POTR 364. Office hours are currently: M-F 8am-4pm. Unscheduled “drop-ins” are discouraged. Instead, make an appointment with your EEE advisor via BoilerConnect. For other staff or faculty, reach out direct via email to arrange an appointment.

POTR Building: Hours of Operation

POTR building hours of operation are 6am – 11pm, 7 days a week.

If doors are locked during these posted times, contact the Purdue Police non-emergency number at 49-48221.

EEE Computer Lab in POTR 360

The EEE Computer Lab is available for all EEE students and is located in POTR 360; next door to the main EEE office. See attached agreement for student conduct and use protocols.  

**Key Pad Entry Code – 643756 which corresponds to NiesLo for Prof. Loring (Larry) Nies. Prof. Nies instructs EEE 355 in fall semester, is EEE 480 course coordinator, as well as wears many other hats for EEE!

EEE maintains this computer center for academic & social activities. Its use is a privilege reserved for EEE students and those enrolled in EEE courses to work, study, and access dedicated EEE computers. There are 12 desktop computers with internet access and a printer/scanner. The room contains additional tables, chairs, and whiteboards.

Hand sanitizer has been placed by each computer station.

In general, be respectful to others and the property.  Always log off of computers before leaving the room.  Do not lock a computer for later use.  Do not move or alter any of the computer systems.

If you wish to place items on the wall, ask in the EEE Office for appropriate tacky putty.  (No tape or staples.)

Use discretion when determining if to print and how many copies to print.

Please report any room or equipment issues to EEE@purdue.edu.

EEE Advising Staff Announcement

Kennedy Hall will unfortunately be leaving EEE as Academic Advisor, and her last day of availability to EEE students will be 1/19. She has accepted a position in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Help us with wishing Kennedy good luck!

To assist with transition while a new advisor is hired, Stephen Stewart from the Office of Engineering Undergraduate Education will be assisting with some academic advising services.  Kennedy’s advisees will be transitioned to either Tammi Thayer or Stephen Stewart for primary advising. Please pay close attention to emails that you receive from either Tammi or Stephen.  

How to Schedule an Appointment with EEE Advisors

EEE and other Engineering students can access the Environmental and Ecological Engineering appointment calendar via BoilerConnect. EEE currently has In Person and Virtual appointments, depending on the time and day.

There are training resources available to students in BoilerConnect on the login page. Click ‘For Students.’  Advisors and service offices across campus use BoilerConnect for making appointments, so these instructions are generalized. 

Student Self-Help Guides:

EEE Faculty Mentor Change Request Form – Due 1/29/24

Upper-class students who wish to change their EEE Faculty Mentor should download and complete the EEE Faculty Mentor Change Request Form.  Deadline is Monday, January 29 by 9AM. No action is needed from students who are new to EEE this semester. Assignments for new students will be made by the EEE UG office.

EEE Social Media Accounts

Stay up to date with EEE events and info by following on social media. See attached flyer for links to all accounts.

Purdue Calendars

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Various drop/add calendar with deadlines, and future years of academic calendars can be found at https://www.purdue.edu/registrar/calendars/index.html.

Registration Troubleshooting

Having trouble registering, adding, or dropping? Need an override for a class? There are many resources on the EEE Registration Tools page, such as instruction links for Scheduling Assistant:

The Registrar page also has links for most common registration issues at  https://www.purdue.edu/registrar/currentStudents/index.html

Summer 2024 Registration

The full Summer 2024 Schedule of Classes is now posted in your myPurdue portal. Students manually schedule themselves in the Schedule Assistant for summer session (not PreRegistration/Batch process) during their assigned time ticket and/or later during Open Registration.  See dates here. A student's specific time ticket to enter Scheduling Assistant for summer is at this path in their myPurdue portal -  myPurdue>Registration Tab>Registration Status & Time ticket. How to Find Your Time Ticket video

The summer PIN will be needed and it is the same as the spring PIN that you received for Spring 2024. Students are welcome to make an appointment with their primary advisor in BoilerConnect if they are unsure what courses to take, but students are not required to do mentoring.

Summer 2024: EEE 35000 Offered ASYNC

Prof. Inez Hua will teach EEE 35000 Intro to Environmental and Ecological Engineering in the summer session.  This is a required EEE course.  It will be offered ASYNC from May 13 - July 7 (Module One and Two).  

Job Corner with Ms. Whelton, PE

Welcome back! It is almost career fair time again, so this is a great time to update your resume and LinkedIn profile. If you have questions, you can always make an appointment with me. Don’t forget that you can meet with me to look at your resume and LinkedIn profile, discuss career options, applying for jobs, and negotiating job offers. 

Expo is Tuesday February 6th and 7th and will be hybrid (virtual and in person). The in-person day will be on February 6h at the CoRec and virtual day will be on February 7th. Both days currently have the time listed as 8am-3pm.  They will be using the career fair plus app (like IR did in the fall) and company information is up!   

Expo is the largest Purdue career fair in the spring semester. When company information is available, remember that usually there are some companies that have listed EEE as an option, but there are also good companies that don’t have EEE selected. To enhance your job search, look for companies seeking Environmental Health Sciences and Civil Engineering and see if they do environmental work. Many do! I will send out an email closer to the event with more details.  

The 2024 Co-op Days Recruiting Event (career fair) is on January 30th. It will be held in the PMU North and South Ballrooms from 10am to 4pm. Although this career fair is primarily focused on co-ops, there are usually some internship and permanent opportunities available. Have you thought about co-op? It is a great way to gain substantial experience as a student. For co-ops, only freshman and sophomores are applicable. Internship opportunities generally are open to all students. Some companies only put their internships on this site so it’s another way to find out about opportunities! I will provide you more information on the process as we get closer to the fair.  

To prepare for the Co-op Days, there was a general co-op callout for all interested students was on January 10th. I hosted the EEE breakout session on January 11th. If you were unable to attend, but are interested in co-op, please email me to set up a meeting. Don’t forget to include your resume and availability (range of days and times) when you email me.  

Access your CCO account for CCO online job postings! Learn how to set up your CCO account here: https://www.cco.purdue.edu/Home/myCCO/MyCCOTips

Spring 2024 Course: ENGR 10301 Engineering and Public Service - 1 credit

Looking for a Technical Elective or Free Elective credit? This course aims to showcase the pathways for engineers in the public sector and highlight the intersectionality of engineering and government. Students enrolled in the course will learn about how their engineering knowledge can play a pivotal role in shaping public policy. Students will also gain insight into the opportunities in the engineering fields of aerospace, environmental, civil and more within the government and its agencies.

Thursdays, 4:30PM & 5:20PM; CRN: 16459

College of Engineering Ambassador Applications Open

The college of engineering ambassadors are a dynamic, charismatic, and knowledgeable group of engineering students representing all majors as the face of the College of Engineering. Ambassadors have the opportunity to work with College of Engineering leaders, network with Purdue Engineering Alumni, interact with Industry professionals, and develop leadership skills. 

Ambassadors are expected to attend and participate in ENGR 40600 on Tuesdays 6:00-6:50pm and participate in events each semester. Must be currently enrolled in the College of Engineering, have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher, have completed First-Year Engineering by Fall 2024, and at least 2 semesters remaining before graduation. 

There will be callouts on Tuesday, January 16th and Wednesday, January 17, both at 6pm in Lambertus Hall (LMBS 5237). Applications are due January 28th. Submit your application today!

SEEE Callout

Wednesday, January 17 at 5:30-6:30pm in WALC 2088. Subsequent meetings will be in ARMS 1028 from 6pm-7pm.

Come learn more about the Society of Environmental and Ecological Engineers. Food will be provided. 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Callout

Are you interested in learning more about the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and what they do on campus? Attend the callout on Tuesday, January 16th from 7-8 PM in ARMS 1103. Everyone is welcome, no manufacturing experience necessary. See the attached flyer for more details.

Purdue Climate Action Collective (PCAC) Callout

Next Wednesday, PCAC is hosting its inaugural callout.  See the attached flyer with details. Contact purdueclimateactioncollective@gmail.com to join the PCAC email list for future info.

How to Get Undergraduate Research Experience in EEE

Interested in pursuing research with EEE faculty? Students are welcome to reach out to individual faculty that they feel best matches with their interests. Learn more and find instructions on how to approach your search at https://engineering.purdue.edu/EEE/Academics/CurrentStudents/UndergraduateResearchEEE.

SURF Application Open

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is an immersive research experience where selected students will conduct research at Purdue for 10 weeks over the summer. Important dates to be aware of for this program include:

  • Student Application Period: December 1, 2023-Feburary 1, 2024
  • Priority deadline: January 26, 2024
  • Program period: May 20-July 26, 2024

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please visit the SURF webpage.

The Worlds on Fire - Step Up to Protect Public Health and Safety

Are you interested in joining Professor Andrew Whelton this summer on his project, "The Worlds on Fire - Step Up to Protect Public Health and Safety?" You can apply through the SURF application portal here, as well as read about the project in detail under the list of 2024 research projects. Contact Professor Andrew Whelton, awhelton@purdue.edu, with any questions. The priority deadline for SURF applications is January 26, 2024.

Nebraska Summer Research Program 

The Nebraska Summer Research Program is a 10-week intensive summer research experience which provides mentoring and researching experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. The program runs from June 3, 2024 to August 7, 2024. For more information and to apply, see the attached flyer.

Register for EPA's Campus RainWorks Challenge

The Campus RainWorks Challenge is a design competition for students from U.S. colleges and universities to showcase benefits of green infrastructure for their campus and community. 

Key dates:

  • Team registration: January 2nd-January 31st
  • Entries due: May 24th
  • Winners announced: Summer 2024

Visit the Campus RainWorks webpage to register and view all the details. Send questions to rainworks@epa.gov

Professional Licensure & FE Exam: What is it? When to take it? How to prepare?

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is typically the first step in the process leading to the P.E. license. It is designed for students close to finishing their engineering degree or recent graduates. The FE is a computer-based exam that is administered year-round at NCEES (National Council of Examiners for engineering and Surveying) approved Pearson VUE test centers. FYI – Purdue has an approved test site.  The FE contains 110 multiple-choice questions. The exam appointment time is 6 hours long, which includes a nondisclosure agreement, tutorial (8 minutes), the exam (5 hours and 20 minutes), a scheduled break (25 minutes), and a brief survey.

What is professional licensure all about and why is it important?  Learn more at https://www.nspe.org/sites/default/files/resources/pdfs/GR/2017handouts/2017%20-%20What%20is%20a%20PE%20document.pdf

The EEE website has an information and resource page - click here. This page highlights NCEES, the Environmental Exam, links to various sites to register for the FE, what study sessions are offered on campus (not all apply to EEE, though), how to purchase study guides, and other resources to consider.

Foreign Language Placement Testing 

The Language department offers a fully-online SLC Language Placement Test. For details you can visit their page here. Once at the page, students will be able to download a manual with step-by-step instructions. The test is up and running continuously. It may take a few business days for tests to be reviewed and placement results to be validated.   The official name of the test has been changed from “Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT)” to “SLC Language Placement Test (SLCLPT)”. Questions about placement test related issues can be sent to: slcplace@purdue.edu.

Safety: All Hazards Training

View Key Emergency Preparedness Resources at Emergency Preparedness website. All-Hazards Awareness Training is offered to the Purdue community through in-person sessions and online. This training provides reminders on what constitutes an all-hazards emergency event and how faculty, staff and students in the classroom or elsewhere on campus should react in such a situation. Emergency preparedness officials explain how the campus community receives emergency notifications through the multi-layered Purdue Alert system, what "shelter in place" means and how to respond when they see the phrase in alerts sent out; evacuation procedures; what they can do to prepare; and available tools and resources.

PLaCE Short Courses

PLaCE courses are short courses geared towards international students and focused on improving communication and English language skills. Classes are non-credit bearing and free to enrolled international students.  Session 1 classes begin the week of January 22nd.

More details about classes may be found on the PLaCE website: https://www.purdue.edu/place/courses/shortCourses.html

Registration is now open for Spring 2024. Go to https://purdue-place.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse  

Academic Success Center (ASC) 

The ASC offers a collection of services and programs designed to help students be successful in the classroom. Be proactive and review available resources now. Don’t wait till things get difficult to manage.  ASC provides:  Academic Consultations, Peer Coaching, Supplemental Instruction (SI), Workshops, and much more.  See ASC’s offerings at https://www.purdue.edu/asc/

QUESTIONS? For more specific information about each service, be sure to check out their homepages, or Email academicsuccess@purdue.edu, call 765-494-4700, or visit Wiley C215.

Level Up Your Academic Success Workshops

The Helen Bass Williams Academic Success Center is presenting a 4-part workshop series to help students overcome academic setbacks as they start the spring semester off.  Flyer attached. The workshop series will take place on the following dates, at 5:30pm in the Academic Success Center:

  • Tuesday, January 16 
  • Thursday, January 18
  • Tuesday, January 23
  • Thursday, January 25

Register for the workshop series here.

Engineering Academic Support - Resource Webpage

Did you know the College of Engineering has a webpage dedicated to listing academic resources for classes, such as Supplemental Instruction, resource rooms, and how to find a free tutor for some key engineering classes? Free tutoring is available for some CE and ME courses. Tutoring sessions are scheduled through BoilerConnect, choose Polytech Engineering Tutoring appointment type to schedule. Visit https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/CurrentStudents/index_html to see what else is available to you to help.

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