October 16, 2023

EEE Graduate Seminar - October 24

The speaker for the EEE Graduate Seminar on October 24, is Dr. Sarang Supekar, Principal Systems Scientist and Industrial Technologies Team Lead at Argonne National Laboratory.
Please see the attachment for more details.

Reserving POTR 364C for Meetings

Students wanting to reserve POTR 364C for meetings must email Michelle (mindarji@purdue.edu) prior to reserving.

Spring 2024 Graduates

If you are planning to graduate in Spring 2024, please let Michelle (mindarji@purdue.edu) know.

Spring 2024 Schedule of Classes

The Spring 2024 Schedule of Classes has been published. Graduate students may register for Spring 2024 classes beginning today.
More information about registering for Spring 2024 courses may be found here.

DOE Community Energy Innovation Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a new American Made Challenge Competition: The Community Energy Innovation Prize, with a dedicated track to support student-led community energy innovation initiatives. Program staff, faculty, or student club/group leaders (with their institution's support) are eligible to apply.
To compete for one of 10 cash prizes of $15,000, we suggest these steps:
1. Register for the challenge by going to this website and clicking Solve the Challenge.
2. Submit a short application explaining your project concept by November 3rd to win $15K for your project! You must have a community partner specified in your application.
3. Register for the Entrepreneur Futures Network (EFN) informational Webinar on October 17th 1-2pm ET to learn more about the prize. Can't attend live? Register to receive a copy of the recording after the event. 
4. Join weekly office hours to get feedback on your concept and your questions answered about the prize. See a full schedule of office hours here
5. Looking for more resources? Join additional webinars and office hours led by Power Connector organizations

ACRP’s University Design Competition

The FAA-sponsored Airport Cooperative Research Program’s University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs provides an outstanding opportunity for individual students or student teams working under the guidance of faculty advisors to design solutions to real-world issues addressing our nation’s airports and the National Air System. 
Students win cash prizes ($3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second, and $1,000 for third place) in each of four different broad categories:
Airport Safety, Operations, and Maintenance
Passenger Experience and Innovations in Airport Terminal Design
Airport Environmental Interactions
Airport Management and Planning 
First-place winners present their work at an award ceremony at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C., and also at a relevant national professional conference.  All expenses are covered.  
Interaction with airport operators and industry experts is required.  The Competition provides access to experts and airport operators through its program website.  
The Competition runs from August 17, 2023 to May 10, 2024. Students can work in either or both academic semesters.  Additional information regarding the ACRP University Design Competition can be found at the Competition website located at www.trb.org/ACRP/ACRPDesignCompetition.aspx. The updated guidelines for submission are attached and can be found on the competition web page. 
Please see the attachment for more information.

ISTC Mentor Matching Engine

The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition’s (ISTC) primary goal as an education nonprofit is to nurture the future innovators of STEM through mentorship and hands-on research development in countless disciplines. Through ISTC’s virtual mentoring platform, The Mentor Matching Engine (MME), high school students across Illinois are matched with industry experts that provide guidance during the research process. MME gives collegiate students, graduate students and professionals the opportunity to expand their professional skills while connecting with their community. The mentorship role is designed to fit into any schedule, with an estimated time commitment of one hour per week and entirely virtual communication on the MME platform. This program allows professionals to partner with students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to work with mentors, and potentially even spark their interest in becoming future students or researchers at Purdue.
Sign up to be a mentor for the 2023-24 academic year, or for further information, contact Program Manager of Mentorship, Tanvi Dharap (tanvi@istcoalition.org).

Institute for a Sustainable Future (ISF) Events

Please see this link for upcoming ISF events.

Purdue Calendars

Various drop/add calendar with deadlines, and future years of academic calendars can be found at https://www.purdue.edu/registrar/calendars/index.html.

Registration Help

EEE Student News Submission

Have you accomplished something noteworthy (award, scholarship/fellowship, publication, poster presentation, internship, full-time job) that you’d like to share with EEE? Please send Jess Mehr the basic info, high-quality photo, and a quote about your honor and she will likely (not guaranteed) promote it on social media or choose to write an article for the web site.
Please see the attachment for more details.


If you have questions related to the EEE Graduate Program, please e-mail EEEgrad@purdue.edu.