Aero Assist holds a variety of events for graduate students. These events include weekly study breaks, social events, professional development and informative seminars, and guest lecturers and speakers.

Weekly Study Breaks

Every two weeks Aero Assist sponsors a study break where graduate students can take a break from class work and research and relax with fellow students and colleauges.  Free cookies, coffee and tea is always provided.

During the Fall 2012 semester, study breaks were held from 3:40pm to 4:20pm in ARMS 3115.  The dates for the breaks Spring 2013 semester were January 23, February 6, February 20, March 6, March 20, April 3, and April 17.  Study breaks in 2013-14 will be held at similar times and dates.

Social Events

Aero Assist is again going to hold various social events during the Fall 2013 semester.  These events include a tail gating event before Purdue football home games, trips to Exploration Acres Corn Maze, and an event at the Purdue high ropes course.

During the Spring 2014 semester, Aero Assist hopes to plan another trip to the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, OH.

Past social events held by Aero Assist include Photos of some of our great social events are available on the Photos Page!

Professional Development Seminars

Aero Assist is planning on continuing its series of professional development seminars during the 2013 to 2014 academic school year.  If there are any topics or ideas you would like to suggest, please contact our Outreach and Development Chair, Jingjing Guo, at

Previous professional development seminars included a “Jobs in Academia vs. Industry” panel discussion, business etiquette presentation, intellectual property considerations for budding engineers, “Ethics – A Brief Discussion”, and an introduction to Orbit Determination Toolbox.

Informative Seminars

During the first few weeks of the fall semester, Aero Assist provides several informative seminars geared towards new and incoming graduate students to the department; however, these seminars can also be extremely helpful to current graduate students.  For past informative seminars and copies of some of the presentations, please visit the Mentorship Program page.