October 20, 2023

Registration HOLDs

Many EEE students currently have one or more HOLDs on their academic records.  Students were emailed the hold information including the links to directions on how to remove them.  HOLDs can keep you from modifying your fall schedule, as well as planning a future winter or spring schedule.

Common holds:  

Emergency Contact - Release your Emergency Contact hold

Financial Responsibility - Release a Financial Responsibility Hold (PDF)

Other detailed instructions are provided at https://www.purdue.edu/registrar/currentStudents/students/holds.html.

Job Corner with Ms. Whelton, PE

The CCO has resources that can help you in the job search. They can review your resume, give a mock interview, and offer workshops to aid you in the process of looking for employment. They also have information sessions listed that are scheduled through CCO. Check here for all CCO related events on campus: https://www.cco.purdue.edu/Calendar

Did you know you can even practice your interview skills at the CCO? You can schedule a mock interview through them. This is a great way to practice your sales pitch! You can schedule a mock interview Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm here under “Undergraduates-Peer Mock Interview: https://www.cco.purdue.edu/Students/WhatWeOffer You can also do an interview via Big Interview virtually here.

Student Open House at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc is having a Student Open House on October 26, 2023 from 4PM-7PM. The event will take place at 530 E. Ohio Stree-Suite G Indianapolis, IN 46204. This will be a great opportunity for students seeking fell-time and internship opportunities to network with current students and staff and learn about open positions. RVSP for the event here

PESC Fall Merit Fund Applications Open

The Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC) is excited to announce that applications for the 2023 Fall Merit Fund are now open! The goal of Merit Fund is to support engineering organizations across campus in the creation and implementation of engineering-related activities and programs that positively impact the Purdue community. All engineering organizations across campus are invited to apply. Applications are open until Sunday, October 22nd at 11:59PM. Interviews will be held for selected organizations on November 4th and 5th. If you have any questions or concerns about the 2023 Fall Merit Fund, please check our website https://www.purdueesc.org/scholarships or reach out to us via email at pesc.campusrelations@gmail.com

Link to apply: https://forms.gle/JdcTAcVP14sx7rDi7

Professional Headshot: Self-Service Portrait Booth

Visit the self-service portrait booth in the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center in Stewart Center, Room 102. The booth is available without an appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three photos are taken and emailed you.  You can then edit them once received, if desired. Learn more at https://www.purdueforlife.org/boilermaker-station-welcome-center/photo-booth/

Systems Certificate

Are you interested in addressing grand challenges that are of global concern-such as environmental sustainability and energy use, natural and human disasters, and political and economic development? Systems courses will give students the skills and perspectives they need to work with companies, governments, and communities around the world, to solve complex socio-technical problems using a holistic approach and convergence of knowledge. All majors are encouraged to enroll in the systems courses and are eligible to earn the Systems Certificate. See the attached flyer for more information.

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

The Purdue Chapter of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers would like to invite you to attend an upcoming Six Sigma Green Belt Certification program. Six Sigma is a business improvement methodology that focuses on rigorous data analytics and statistical tools to improve quality by minimizing process variability. The courses will be held online from October 20th to October 22nd at a discounted rate for students compared to the normal course offering. See the attached for more information.

LEED Green Associate Training

EEE students should understand that LEED is one professional certification. Earning a PE license in engineering requires considerably more education, knowledge and experience, and all EEE graduates are qualified to eventually earn a PE license, which is significantly more valuable. On occasion, an EEE student will ask about LEED. LEED is more within the domain of the Arch Engr group within Civil. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. Most people can take a short course and pass the LEED certification test. As a courtesy, the following info is being provided. It is not required or necessarily endorsed.

LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified; people can become LEED accredited! LEED Green Associate (GA) Training - Webinar and Online self-paced options:

Live webinars that can be streamed on any of the following dates:

  1. September 1 2023 - 1:00PM-5:30PM EDT
  2. October 21 2023 - 1:00PM-5:30PM EDT
  3. November 18 2023 - 1:00PM-5:30PM EDT
  4. December 16 2023 - 1:00PM-5:30PM EDT
  5. On-demand recordings at your own pace

The above options (1-5) are identical.

Resister for a live webinar or start with our on-demand recorded workshop completed anytime at your own pace here: https://leadinggreen.com/online

This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can now be taken online from home.

Course cost: $300- students can use the coupon code 'green' for $100 dollars off (Discounted course price $200)

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

First Generation Student Celebration Week 2023

First Generation Student Celebration Week 2023 is November 6-10. Keep checking Boiler Buzz and Instagram @purduefge for upcoming events. Questions? firstgenengr@purdue.edu

Dean's Leadership Scholars

The Dean’s Leadership Scholars serve as a high-level student sounding board for the Dean of Engineering and offer feedback on strategy and new initiatives advancing Purdue Engineering’s mission of being the largest, best-prepared, and most diverse engineering talent pool in the nation; the top engineering college for research impact; and a strong engine for advancing the state and the nation. Applications are being accepted now through November 3 for 10 outstanding College of Engineering undergraduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have completed at least one semester of the First-Year Engineering Program.

For more information, see the Dean’s Leadership Scholars website:


Fill out the Dean’s Leadership Scholars Application here through November 3:


For questions, contact EngrUndergrad@purdue.edu

Lunch with the Dean

Purdue Engineering Student Council will be hosting their "Lunch with the Dean" event on Tuesday, November 14 from 11am - 12pm. This event gives a group of students the opportunity to meet with Dean Raman and discuss anything regarding the College of Engineering with him. Interested students should fill out the link below by October 31st: https://forms.gle/JKDNmyi9NWhQw3mh8

ISTC Mentor Matching Engine

The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition's virtual mentoring platform, The Mentoring Matching Engine (MME), offers the opportunity for high school student across Illinois to be matched with collegiate students, graduate students and professionals who will provide guidance to students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to work with mentors, and potentially even spark their interest in becoming future students or researchers at Purdue. The mentorship role is designed to fit into any schedule, with an estimated time commitment of one hour per week and entirely virtual communication on the MME platform. Sign up to be a mentor for the 2023-24 academic year here, or for further information, contact Program Manager of Mentorship, Tanvi Dharap (tanvi@istcoalition.org). 

DOE Community Energy Innovation Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a new American Made Challenge Competition: The Community Energy Innovation Prize, with a dedicated track to support student-led community energy innovation initiatives. Program staff, faculty, or student club/group leaders (with their institution's support) are eligible to apply.

To compete for one of 10 cash prizes of $15,000, we suggest these steps:

1. Register for the challenge by going to this website and clicking Solve the Challenge.

2. Submit a short application explaining your project concept by November 3rd to win $15K for your project! You must have a community partner specified in your application. 

3. Register for the Entrepreneur Futures Network (EFN) informational Webinar on October 17th 1-2pm ET to learn more about the prize. Can't attend live? Register to receive a copy of the recording of the event.

4. Join weekly office hours to get feedback on your concept and your questions about the prize. See a full schedule of office hours here

5. Looking for more resources? Join additional webinars and office hours led by Power Connector Organizations.

ACRP University Design Research Competition

The FAA-sponsored Airport Cooperative Research Program's University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs provides an outstanding opportunity for individual students or student teams working under the guidance of faculty advisors to design solutions to real-world issues addressing our nation's airports and the National Air System. Students win cash prizes ($3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second, and $1,000 for third place) in each of four different broad categories: Airport Safety, Operations and Maintenance; Passenger Experience and Innovations in Airport Terminal Design; Airport Environmental Interactions; Airport Management and Planning. The competition runs from August 17, 2023 to May 10, 2024. Additional information can be found at the attached flyer or at www.trb.org/ACRP/ACRPDesignCompetition.aspx.

Purdue Green Week

There are many events scheduled for the week of October 21-27.  See this link for more details.   

Fall Fest

Purdue Engineering Student Council will be hosting Fall Fest on Wednesday, October 25, on Memorial Mall. Please join us for fun fall activities including pumpkin painting, fall coloring, candy jar guessing games, and free rides on the Boilermaker Special!

Academic Success Center (ASC)

The ASC offers a collection of services and programs designed to help students be successful in the classroom. ASC offers:  Academic Consultations, Peer Coaching, Supplemental Instruction (SI), Workshops, and much more.  See ASC’s offerings at https://www.purdue.edu/asc/. See this attachment for the fall 2023 workshop schedule. 

Accountability Groups and Peer Success Coaching programs both still have space available for students to join!

Accountability Groups:  The Accountability Groups program offers ongoing support to undergraduate students in a group setting to help them strengthen study skills and stay motivated to achieve their goals. Groups have an assigned time to meet for 90 minutes every week and have an assigned a peer leader to facilitate the group. Group members are expected to attend each week to help contribute to the group’s overall success and accountability system. During weekly meetings, students create a realistic to-do list, work independently on tasks, and follow-up with the group to discuss progress. Joining an Accountability Group is an excellent way for students to get their work done, meet other students, and develop their academic skills.  See this attachment to learn more about accountability groups.

We are offering 14 groups this semester! Students can view all open group times and join here.

Peer Success Coaching:  The Peer Success Coaching (PSC) Program provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a trained peer coach. PSCs support students as they navigate the college environment and learn to succeed academically, socially, ad personally. PSCs can help students with time management, study skills & exam prep, setting goals, getting involved on campus, and much more!  Students have two options to connect with a PSC. They can join our Semester Program which provides them with a personal PSC who they meet with regularly or they can visit PSC drop-in hours in the ASC (Wiley C215) to meet with any PSC for shorter 15-30 min meetings. Students can learn more and find the application and drop-in schedule here.  See flyer here.

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.

CARES Hub Update

The CARES Hub (Community, Assistance, and Resources for Engineering Students) will begin hosting events in November. We look forward to seeing you at guided meditations, tea and canvas, financial health workshops, and guest speakers like Dr. Will. Check back soon for a calendar of events!

Engineering Academic Support - Resource Webpage

Did you know the College of Engineering has a webpage dedicated to listing academic resources for classes? This includes 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.

CAPS Services Fall 2023

Learn about the new services CAPS is offering this semester and find one that works best for you. The newest resource offered is Therapy Assisted Online (TAO), which offers a variety of well-being and mental health resources. To learn more about TAO, drop-in workshops, and other ways to seek support through CAPS see the attachments below:

CAPS Welcome Letter Fall 2023

TAO Sign Up

Anxiety Toolbox Flyer

Art Therapy Group Flyer

Inner Calm Flyer

Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center

Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center (PCGC) is the counseling service and training facility within the College of Education that is supervised by Counseling Psychology faculty at Purdue University. They provide free in-person and virtual individual counseling sessions to Purdue students on Wednesday afternoons and early evenings in the Fall semester. To schedule a screening scan the QR in the attachment

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, either Tammi Thayer or Kennedy Hall, via BoilerConnect. For other staff or faculty, reach out direct via email to arrange an appointment.

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 – 389426** which corresponds to FU ZHAO for Prof. Fu Zhao.  Prof. Zhao instructs EEE 530 in fall semester, and rotates teaching EEE 360 in spring.

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.

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.

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:

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

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