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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.

ABE Ambassadors

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. 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. Abby Engelberth, Potter 218, 494-1009,; Prof. Bob Stwalley, Lily 2121, 494-1791,; Prof. Bernie Tao, FS 3239, 494-1183,

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,

Society of Biological Engineers (SBE) – The Society of Biological Engineers club is an officially recognized student chapter of the SBE within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The club promotes professional development through invited speakers, industry tours, and social events. Club Advisor: Prof. Kevin Solomon, 494-1134,, and Prof. Martin Okos, FS 1171, 494-1211,

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. Kevin Solomon, 494-1134, and 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.

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