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College of Science Student Services

Our mission statement: We support student success by assisting with academic concerns, providing effective academic guidance and connecting students with tools and resources that can empower them to achieve their educational and personal goals.

The College of Science Student Services personnel are always willing to help you find answers to questions or to help with any issue you encounter.

Feel free to call, email or drop by anytime.

Grant Harley, Associate Dean
Phone: 208-885-0293
Location: Mines Building, Room 321

Roopal Jani, Director of Student Services and Stakeholder Engagement
Phone: 208-885-2022
Location: Mines Building, Room 314

Natalie Burden, U of I Pre-Health Program Coordinator
Phone: 208-885-5809
Location: Idaho Student Union Building, Room 304

Bethany Martens, Career Advising
Phone: 208-885-2818
Location: Mines Building Room 308 (schedule appointment on VandalStar)

Shelby Carrel, Academic Advisor (Biology and Medical Sciences majors)
Phone: 208-885-1296
Location: Mines Building, Room 312

Lisa Belles, Academic Advisor (Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Geology, Geographical Information Systems, Climate Change and Solutions, Earth and Spatial Sciences)
Phone: 208-885-1218
Location: Mines Building, Room 310 

Ensuring Your Academic Success

To ensure academic success, we highly recommend these activities:

  • Attend class. Students who attend class and engage with the instructor are more likely to succeed in their coursework.
  • For each credit you are taking, study a minimum of 2 hours every week. (For instance, if you are in 15 credits, you should spend at least 30 hours each week on homework, reviewing notes, etc.) You should make use of tutoring and other campus resources during your study time.
  • Meet with your advisor on a consistent basis. Your advisor is listed on your Degree Audit in your VandalWeb or you can find an advisor for any major. You should also learn to use the “What If” feature in your Degree Audit to view your progress toward ANY major or minor.
  • Read your Vandal Email daily to stay informed and learn about important opportunities.
  • Get involved outside of class. We have many clubs and organizations that cater to the interests of science students.

College of Science Emergency Fund

If you are experiencing altered financial circumstances that are impacting your ability to continue your studies at U of I, please contact the College of Science ( for assistance. We have an emergency fund available to help those struggling temporarily with expenses such as rent, medical bills, books, etc. To apply to this fund, complete the application form and submit it to

Other Sources of Financial Help

Depending on your circumstances, there may be additional campus sources of financial assistance available to help. Alternative contacts are the Dean of Students office ( or Student Financial Aid ( You may also apply to the Bruce and Kathy Pitman Emergency Fund for help with unexpected expenses.

Free Food Pantries

In addition to the Vandal Food Pantry, the College of Science maintains a small food pantry on the 3rd floor of the Mines building near the elevator. There is a microwave available in the adjacent student study room.


College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: 208-885-6195

Fax: 208-885-6904


Web: College of Science