September 29, 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

EEE Academic Committee Nomination Form

EEE is looking for a sophomore student to serve on the EEE Academic Committee. This position is open to one sophomore. (The junior, senior and graduate positions are currently filled.)

All EEE students, faculty and staff can nominate sophomores to serve.  Nominations accepted now through Oct 5. Self-nominations are encouraged! The anonymous nomination survey is available at this link:

Nominees will be contacted once the form closes. Final voting will begin once nominations are finalized and will run later in October.

The EEE Academic Committee is responsible for developing drafts for policies related to EEE curriculum and academics for both undergraduate and graduate students. Responsibilities that will be expected of students on the EEE Academic Committee include attending monthly EEE Academic Committee meetings and having a voice for the students at these meetings. Student reps are considered full members of the committee and have full voting rights.

Questions can be addressed to Chris Dunlap, SEEE President.

Job Corner with Ms. Whelton, PE

Civil Engineering Career Fair (Oct 12th in person) will be held at the Co-Rec. 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 companies attending the fair are all listed in the CareerFair Plus app if you want to start research who you would like to see during the fair. This fair will be a max capacity so it is an excellent opportunity to look for fulltime, coop and internship opportunities.

The Ag Fair is also on October 3rd at the Co-Rec 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. There may be more opportunities with agricultural companies and on the ecological side of things. The Peace Corps will be at the fair and Cargill has reached out to me that they have fulltime EHS opportunities. Cargill will also be at the Ag Fair. Go to the Ag Fair if you have time or you have a specific interest in working for ag companies.

The Midwestern Grad School Virtual Summit scheduled for Sept 27th and 28th was cancelled. In the past, attending this fair allowed the application fee to be waived for Purdue. See the link below for contact information. If you were registered for the fair, I encourage you to reach out to them directly to see if there is a still a process to get those fees waived. Find more information here:

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.

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) - The WRP is a wonderful career development opportunity and potential entry point to federal employment. The registration deadline is only two weeks away (Oct. 12)! Only U.S. citizens (undergraduates, graduates, alumni) with a disability are eligible to apply.

Visit Applicants need to register for an account by Oct. 12 (with their email address), after which their student status will be verified and their registration approved. Applicants then have till Oct. 16 to complete their application (which includes submitting a resume and an unofficial transcript). After completing the application, applicants are eligible for an elective informational interview with a Federal government recruiter.

Interested individuals should not delay! Register for an account ASAP. Questions about the WRP? Email Amruta Inamdar at (Student success stories:

Launching Your Capital Careers Info Session

Are you interested in learning how your engineering knowledge can play a pivotal role in shaping public policy? The Office of Professional Practice is hosting an information session for careers in engineering and public policy. Get tips and advice for applying for jobs within government agencies, congressional offices, and the white house. The event will take place on Monday, October 2nd from 6PM-7PM in ARMS 1010. To learn more and RSVP, see the attached flyer.

Spring 2024 Course: EEE 47200 Community-Engaged Engineering Design

This upcoming spring, Dr. Lindsey Payne is leading her service-learning based course focused on designing and implementing community-based urban water projects. Instructor approval is required and space is limited. See the attached flyer for more information.

EEE Travel Assistance Request Opportunity

Looking for a funding opportunity to assist with costs associated with your Study Abroad, Global Experience, Service-Learning Project, Conference, etc.?

Students seeking monetary assistance for travel costs associated with studying abroad, presenting research or other educational activities should use the attached form to validate their need for such support. Applicants should have an initial discussion concerning the intended program with Tammi Thayer.

Applications are due October 15 to Dr. Nina Robinson, EEE Administrative Director. Email to

Application form attached.

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!

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

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.

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.

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 19th 2023 at 2pm EST. For more information,  visit

PLaCE Short Courses - Fall 2023 Session 2 now open

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.  Enrollment is limited to one class for the first week of registration. If space is available beginning October 5, you may register for a second class.  Session 2 classes begin October 16. 

More details about classes may be found on the PLaCE website:

Registration is now open for Fall 2023 Session 2. Go to  

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 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, 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

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 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

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