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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 member assumes advisory responsibility for each club and ABE provides the student clubs with secretarial and administrative services that help encourage student participation.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) - 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 Advisor: Prof. J. Lumkes, ABE 314, 494-1173,

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. D. Ess, ABE 311, 496-3977, and Prof. D. Buckmaster, ABE 217, 496-9512,

Alpha Epsilon Honorary - Alpha Epsilon is a nationally affiliated honorary for students in agricultural and biological engineering. Club Advisor: Prof. Abby Engelberth, ABE 321, 496-6698,

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.  Advisor: Prof. D. Buckmaster, ABE 210, 496-9512,

Biochemical and Food Process Engineering - The Biochemical and Food Process Engineering club is chartered to increase industry awareness of the biochemical and food process engineering degree. Club Advisor: Prof. Martin R. Okos, FS 1171, 494-1211,

Biological Engineering in Genetics (BEGC) - The Biological Engineering in Genetics club combines biological and engineering principles to design and build genetically engineered machines, and is a student chapter of the Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE). The club travels to Boston to compete in an annual competition sponsored by MIT. Club Advisor: Prof. Jenna Rickus, BMED 2029, 494-1197,

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.

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