About Purdue's ASEE Student Chapter

Founded in 1993, Purdue's student chapter was the first student chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education in the world. We are an organization open to any student interested in engineering education, regardless of discipline or degree. Our mission is to further education in engineering and engineering technology. We strive to accomplish our mission by providing services to prepare members for a career in academia, educate undergraduate students about graduate education, and to encourage involvement of underrepresented minority groups in academia and graduate school. We are also working to obtain support for students interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning through the development of scholarship money and travel grants.

About the ASEE National Organization

Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. It accomplishes this mission by

  • promoting excellence in instruction, research, public service, and practice;
  • exercising worldwide leadership;
  • fostering the technological education of society; and
  • providing quality products and services to members.
In pursuit of academic excellence, ASEE develops policies and programs that enhance professional opportunities for engineering faculty members, and promotes activities that support increased student enrollments in engineering and engineering technology colleges and universities. Strong communication and collaboration with national and international organizations further advances ASEE's mission.

ASEE also fulfills its mission by providing a valuable communication link among corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions. ASEE's 12,000+ members include deans, department heads, faculty members, students, and government and industry representatives who hail from all disciplines of engineering and engineering technology. ASEE's organizational membership is composed of 400 engineering and engineering technology colleges and affiliates, more than 50 corporations, and numerous government agencies and professional associations. ASEE directs many of its efforts at providing for open and ongoing dialogues among these groups.