September 15, 2023

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

Purdue Calendars

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

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

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 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

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

Job Corner with Ms. Whelton, PE

What a busy couple of weeks with IR!  There are still more career fairs happening in the fall that you should attend.  First is the CE Career Fair.

Civil Engineering Career Fair (Oct 12th in person) will be held at the CoRec. The CE Career Fair already has their information sessions penciled in the night of October 11th in Hampton Hall.   Information will be updated here for the fair. This fair will mainly feature consulting firms and there will be many EEE alums present.

 The Ag Fair is also on October 3rd at the CoRec from 9:30am-3:30pm.   See who is attending here

I know your time is limited, so I always recommend attending IR and the Civil Career Fair in the fall.  Go to the Ag Fair if you have time or you have a specific interest in working for ag companies. 

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:    I see that DC Energy is having a virtual info session on 9/21 at 10am, Toyota Day is on 9/18, go to the Indian Statehouse Internship reception on 9/25 at 5:30pm to learn more about internships within the Indiana political parties, and the Renewable Energy Systems Americas info session on 9/28 at 5:30pm.  Keep checking the CCO calendar for these and other events as it is continually updated.

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:  You can also do an interview via Big Interview virtually here.

Finally, if you are interested in graduate school, you should go to the Midwestern Grad School Virtual Summit (Sept 27th and 28th).  You need to register, but it is free to attend.  Find more information here:

Engineering Leadership Development Program

If you are a student leader on campus this program is for you! The Engineering Leadership Development Program helps student organization leaders build a foundational set of skills that they can apply in their own positions. These sessions will be very interactive with plenty of discussions spaced throughout the content, and the only requirement to join is holding a leadership position in a student organization. For more information about the session dates and locations click here for digital flyer. Signups are available now using this link or the QR code on the flyer.

Purdue Engineering Graduate Programs

Purdue Engineering Virtual Graduate Showcase - October 1-2. Meet Purdue Engineering Graduate Programs and Faculty, and learn about both graduate research and summer undergraduate research programs at Purdue. Free, online, and interactive. Also includes On Demand resources and access to an Application Fee Waiver for participants.

Engineering Education Open House - October 26-27th in West Lafayette, IN (or online). Come learn more about pursuing your graduate degree at the World's First Engineering Education Academic Unit!

ESE Graduate Program Fall Preview Day

Ecological Sciences and Engineering is hosting their first ever in person ESE Fall Preview Day on Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. This preview day serves as an opportunity to introduce you to the Ecological Sciences and Engineering (ESE) Interdisciplinary Graduate Program offered at Purdue University.  ESE provides opportunities for interdisciplinary graduate experience for students seeking a masters or doctoral degree.  See attached flyer.

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

Indiana Statehouse Internship Opportunities

The Indiana Statehouse has several paid internship opportunities for Spring 2024 in the following areas: Legislative, Information Technology, Legal, Press Secretary, Policy, Multimedia and the Page Program.  There will be an information session on Monday, September 25th from 5:30PM-7PM in the PMU Anniversary Drawing Room. For more information see the attached flyer.

OSHA-10 Training Opportunity

Purdue's Manufacturing Extension Partnership is offering a free OSHA 10-hour training for Purdue students who are members of the Student Environmental Health and Safety Association. If you are interested in the training see the attached flyer for more information.

2024 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy Scholarship Program

The Indiana Lakes Management Society will offer up to two full scholarships to attend the 2024 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. The academy helps build an individual’s capacity for successful watershed management. It is designed for anyone with watershed management responsibilities or interests.  Apply by October 13th, 2023.

Please see the attachment for more details.

Indiana Lakes Management Society Scholarship Program

The Indiana Lakes Management Society (ILMS) is pleased to announce that financial assistance is available through the ILMS Scholarship Donation and Silent Auction Fund to help meet the college tuition needs of two applicants for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Please see the attachment for more details.

AWWA Webinar

The American Water Works Association has two new scholarships offered to undergrad and graduate students in the water community. The new scholarships are a Mueller Water Products HBCU and the Dr. James K. Edzwald scholarship for graduate students. They are hosting a free webinar to provide tips for the application process on Thursday, October 2023 at 2pm EST. For more information,  visit

NISO Scholarships Week 

NISO Scholarships Week is a bundled week of information sessions on the distinguished awards NISO coordinates and how to secure a campus endorsement. Apply now as an undergraduate. Learn more at, or see the NISO Week 2023 Schedule of Events

AmeriCorps in West Lafayette

With over 500 acres of parks and 67 miles of trails, AmeriCorps needs help to maintain and increase our capacity! AmeriCorps members will serve with the City of West Lafayette to improve green spaces and capacity by creating equitable recreation spaces for all community members. 

Learn More and Appy:

Please also see the attachment for more details.

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 See this attachment for the fall 2023 workshop schedule and this attachment to learn more about accountability groups.

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

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 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

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