Advising

Advising Resources  

NOTE: For the 2016-2017 Academic Year, I am on sabbatical and will be back-and-forth between Penn State and Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) in Washington. I will only be available intermittently and largely limited to e-mail/gChat. In the interim, please contact Andrew Zydney for your advising needs. Be sure to make use of the below resources related to Undergraduate opportunities, scholarship opportunities, and the Honors program.

Advising Appointments
For a general engineering advising appointment, use the Appointment Request System
For advising from Dr. Curtis, use the following guidelines:
  1. For quick questions, you may gChat him using biomole360[at]gmail.com.
  2. For 'slow' questions, do one of the following:
    1. Send your detailed yet succinct questions to the aforementioned or his official PSU e-mail. However, since this e-mail is generally rendered ineffective by virtue of receiving 300+ e-mails daily, an effective approach is to send an accompanying gChat such as 'I sent you an e-mail with some advising questions. Please respond when you get a chance". Do not hesitate to gChat this every 24 hours or until you receive a response.
    2. Request an appointment on his calendar at least 48 hours in advance. 
      1. Appointment Times: Dr. Curtis is generally here from 10am until midnight as well as weekends. Thus, he is NOT unavailable ... just overwhelmed with other things. 
      2. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP): To request an appointment time, you must (1) go to YOUR google calendar; (2) create an 'event'; (3) call it "Advising Appointment-<<First & Last name>>; (4) in the details, provide specific topics/questions to ensure a productive, efficient meeting, and (5) under 'invite guests', invite biomole360[at]gmail.com.
  3. Things you should NOT do:
    1. Drop by unannounced whenever it is convenient for YOU.
    2. E-mail his official Penn State e-mail expecting a quick response (note that Dr. Curtis runs experimental research and spends a lot of time in lab, not on computer).  
    3. Leave a phone voicemail; they are very intermittently checked (noting that voicemail goes to email !!!).  

General Topics Related to ChE & The Undergraduate Experience
 These are video recordings generated based on Dr. Curtis' lectures for First-Year Seminar Courses
Schreyers Honors College
 Scholarships Awards and other Merit badges worth pursuing