Student Organizations

Many ABE students belong to professional societies such as: American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE); American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS); American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); Institute of Food Technologists (IFT); Purdue Society of Professional Engineers (PSEF); Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE); and Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

There are also college-wide opportunities such as Ag Council or Purdue Engineering Student Council. In addition, Purdue is host to many different student organizations - from Alpha Phi Omega (a service organization) to the Recreational Fishing Club - there is something for everyone!

The following Student Organizations are based in ABE. A faculty or staff member assumes advisory responsibility for each club and ABE provides the student clubs with secretarial and administrative services that help encourage student participation.

ABE Ambassadors - This outreach program is designed to recruit students of all ages into the fields of Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, and Agricultural Systems Management. This is done through presentations, hands-on demonstrations, tours, information sessions, and mentoring with current faculty and students. Additionally, the ABE Ambassadors' class is designed to teach members leadership qualities that are useful in their outreach events, and their other endeavors. Recruitment for this club starts in late September, and interviews follow shortly thereafter. Selection is announced in time for Spring semester course registration. Information on the recruitment process is included in the Friday ABE emails. Advisors: N. Engelberth, D. Taylor

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Society of Biological Engineers (SBE) - The student branch promotes the interests of students in agricultural, biological and food process engineering, especially toward professional advancement through the parent society. Activities include picnics, guest speakers, lawn mower winterization, 1/4-scale Tractor Pull, and trips to ASABE annual international meetings. Club Advisors:  Prof. J. Lumkes, Prof. S. McMillan, Prof. K. Ambrose

Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) - The Purdue University Agricultural Systems Management Club was established in 1968. The purpose of the club is to promote the Agricultural Systems Management program, its members, and to establish a social and personal atmosphere between students and faculty. Activities of the club include picnics, banquets, guest speakers, alumni relations, plant trips, service projects and various other activities. Club Advisors: Prof. W. FieldProf. D. Saraswat.

Alpha Epsilon Honorary -Alpha Epsilon is a nationally affiliated honorary for students in agricultural and biological engineering. Students are elected to membership based primarily on their academic standing. The club seeks to promote scholarship and excellence in all areas of Agricultural & Biological Engineering. Club Advisor: Prof. A. Engelberth, Prof. R. Stwalley.

Alpha Mu Honorary - Alpha Mu is the honor society for the Agricultural Systems Management program. Students are elected to membership based primarily on their academic standing. The club seeks to promote scholarship and excellence in all areas of Agricultural Systems Management Club.  Advisors: Prof. D. SaraswatProf. R. Stwalley, Prof. R. Tormoehlen.

Purdue iGEM – Rapid and cost-effective diagnostics, microbial chemical factories for sustainable energy, clean water and nutrient reclamation, printing of designer organs and much more are realized by the Purdue iGEM team each year as they compete in the premier international synthetic biology competition. The club promotes synthetic biology and professional development by combining biological and engineering principles to design genetically engineered machines that a team builds over the summer in a competitive research internship. Other general club activities include training in common biotechnology techniques, guest speakers, and social events. Club Advisor: Prof. Kari Clase, Prof. Mohit Verma

The Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Association is an organization that consists of students engaging in research or pursuing an advanced degree in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. The organization focuses on social interactions, professional development, recruitment and mentoring of students at a departmental level. Advisor: Prof. N. Mosier

The Diesel Club - Advisor: Prof. D. Buckmaster