Purdue University College of Engineering Graduate Student Organizations

Each school of Engineering has a graduate student organization dedicated to enhancing student experience at Purdue through social and scholarly networks, professional development, and opportunities to mentor others or serve

Aero Assist Graduate Student Organization

Aero Assist is the Graduate Student Organization for the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAE).

The goal of Aero Assist is to enhance graduate student experience in the department through providing opportunities for social, athletic, academic, and professional involvement, and to represent AAE graduate students to the department and the university.

Typical activities by Aero Assist include:

• Mentorship Program
• Sport Activities (soccer, football, softball, chess, including pick-up games)
• Study Break Regular Socials
• Other socials (tailgate picnic, corn maze)
• Professional Development Seminars
• Research Symposium Series (co-organized with RSS committee)
• USAF Museum Trip to Dayton, OH

We are very excited to be involved in AAE graduate student life and provide the students with various activities and involvement opportunities. Check out our Facebook page to see what's happenning at the present time as well as posts and photos form the past events!

Officer Roster:

President / GSAC Representative
Niranjan Parab         
(nparab@purdue.edu)

Treasurer
Alden Black            
(black36@purdue.edu)

Mentorship / GSAC Representative                           
Diane Sorenson       
(dsorens@purdue.edu)

Fundraising                                                                
Andy Yu                                                                              
(yua@purdue.edu)

Outreach/Research Symposium  
Ernesto Camarena                                                         
(ecamaren@purdue.edu)

Professional Development/ Research Symposium Series
Joseph Williams                           
(will1226@purdue.edu)

Social                                                                         
Andrea Nicolas              
(anicolas@purdue.edu)

Sports
Scott Yantek                
(syantek@purdue.edu)

PGSG Senator
tbd              
(tbd)

Webmaster    
Lena Huynh
(huynh10@purdue.edu)                            

Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Association (ABE GSA)

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 purpose of ABE GSA is to provide ABE graduate students with social, professional development, and mentoring opportunities that enhance and enrich their graduate career at Purdue.

Officer Roster:

President
Jinsha Li                        
(li1508@purdue.edu)

Vice President
Elizabeth Hawkins                           
(emhawkin@purdue.edu)

Treasurer
Colleen Moloney                    
(cmoloney@purdue.edu)

Secretary
Emma Brace                          
(ebrace@purdue.edu)

Social Activity Coordinator
Neal Hengge                            
(nhengge@purdue.edu)

Social Activity Coordinator
Ravindra Shrestha
(shresthr@purdue.edu)                                 

Professional Development Coordinator          
Salah Issa
(issa0@purdue.edu)             

Professional Development Coordinator
Min Xiao                                
(xiao103@purdue.edu)

Recruitment Coordinator
Rachel Sparks
(sparksr@purdue.edu)                                

Recruitment Coordinator
Siwen Zhao                 
(zhao357@purdue.edu)

PGSG Senator
Amanda Kreger                            
(kregera@purdue.edu)

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association

The main goals of the BMEGSA are to facilitate professional networking and social interactions between students within the biomedical engineering (BME) department and to represent the interests of the students to the graduate committee for the BME department.

Officer Roster:

President
Breanne Muratori                        
(bmurator@purdue.edu)

Vice President
Tanaya Walimbe                                  
(twalimbe@purdue.edu)

Treasurer
Jenny Lin                    
(lin371@purdue.edu)

Recorder/Secretary
Lauren Marussich                             
(lmarussi@purdue.edu)

Web Developer/Public Relations      
Juan Martin Silva               
(silva22@purdue.edu)

Purdue Graduate Student Council (Senate)
Matt Pharris                          
(mpharris@purdue.edu)

GSAC Representative 
Matthew Pharris                 
(mpharris@purdue.edu)

Outreach Chair           
Brandon Coventry                      
(bcovent@purdue.edu)

Professional Development Chair
Claire Kilmer                       
(ckilmer@purdue.edu)

Summer Seminar Chair
Kevin Buno                       
(kbuno@purdue.edu)

Speaker Exchange Chair
Nick Race          
(e-mail@purdue.edu)

International Liaison          
Shruthi Suresh              
(suresh9@purdue.edu)

First Year Representative      
Jenny Lin                 
(lin371@purdue.edu)

Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization (ChE GSO)

Through GSO, we try our best to provide extracurricular activities which are aimed to complete our graduate school experience and foster a sense of togetherness and cooperation. Not only are these events funded, which means that your costs would be minimal, but these are also a great way to spend wholesome-quality time with your fellow graduate students! So come have some fun and de-stress from your everyday-all day research routines!

Officer Roster:

President
Sydney Hollingshead                                    
(holling0@purdue.edu)

Vice President/Treasurer
Parul Verma                               
(verma38@purdue.edu)

First-Year Representative
Taufik Rida                         
(email@purdue.edu)

First-Year Representative
Zheyu Jiang
(jiang360@purdue.edu)

First-Year Representative
Rick Ray
(email@purdue.edu)

Student Advocacy Officer
Jimmy Tang                                       
(email@purdue.edu)

PGSG Representative
Than-Ting Tseng                                        
(email@purdue.edu)

Social and Sports Chair
Scott McClary                                             
(smcclary@purdue.edu)

Outreach chair
Sean Fronczak                                              
(sfroncza@purdue.edu)

Co-curricular Chair
Mariana Ricano                                        
(email@purdue.edu)

Sustainability Chair
Ridade Sayine                     
(email@purdue.edu)

Safety Chair
Robert Boyne                                           
(boyne@purdue.edu)

Publications Chair
Arthur Shih
(shih9@purdue.edu)

Civil Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Council (CEGSAC)

The Civil Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Council (CEGSAC) was formed with the purpose of building communication and camaraderie among students, faculty, alumni, and the administration of the School of Civil Engineering. CEGSAC is committed to involving graduate students in the education process by communicating education related concerns and issues of the graduate student body to school administrators.

Officer Roster:

President/ GSAC Representative
Rachel Chicchi                        
(rchicchi@purdue.edu)

Vice President  /GSAC Representative
Siddharth Surana                      
(surana@purdue.edu)

Treasurer
Maryam Salehi                                  
(msalehie@purdue.edu)

Secretary
Amy Getchell                         
(agetchel@purdue.edu)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association (ECEGSA) aims to improve the quality of personal and professional life for ECE graduate students by providing discussion forums and holding educational and networking events.
 

Officer Roster:

President
I-Fan Lin
lini@purdue.edu

Vice President
Krishnakali Chaudhuri

kchaudh@purdue.edu

Treasurer
Feiyi Xu
xu723@purdue.edu

ECE Senator
Krishna Singhal
ksinghal@purdue.edu

Awards Committee (Chair)
Krishnakali Chaudhuri
kchaudh@purdue.edu

Career Committee
Krishna Singhal
ksinghal@purdue.edu

Development Committee
I-Fan Lin
lini@purdue.edu

Mentoring Committee (Chair)
I-Fan Lin
lini@purdue.edu

Social Committee (Chair)
Krishna Singhal
ksinghal@purdue.edu

Seminar Committee (Chair)
Krishnakali Chaudhuri
kchaudh@purdue.edu

Inter-Culture in ECE Committee (Chair)
Feiyi Xu
xu723@purdue.edu

Engineering Education Graduate Student Association (ENEGSA)

The Engineering Education Graduate Student Association was formed to provide for the development of social-professional opportunities for graduate students in the School of Engineering Education.

Officer Roster:

President
Kelsey Rodgers                                   
(kelsey.j.rodgers.1@purdue.edu)

Treasurer        
Neha Choudhary        
(nchoudha@purdue.edu)

PGSG Senior Chair     
Emilie Siverling          
(esiverli@purdue.edu)

Graduate Committee Senior Chair
Nicole Pitterson                                  
(npitters@purdue.edu)

Graduate Student Advisory Committee Representative
Natascha Trellinger                 
(ntrellin@purdue.edu)

Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Organization

The IE GSO is open to all IE graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.) with the purpose of improving the professional and personal development of all IE graduate students.

Officer Roster:

President
Michelle Jahn                                            
(jahnm@purdue.edu)

Vice President - Academic Affairs
Sara Shashaani              
(sshashaa@purdue.edu)

Vice President - Activities
Dijia Peng                                           
()

Treasurer        
Ya-Hsin Hung                               
(hung17@purdue.edu)

PGSG Representative
Mohammad Moshref-Javadi                                    
()

Social Chair
Megan Nyre                                    
()

Social Chair
Varadharajan Mohan                  
()

Public Relations Representative          
Omar El-Dardiry                              
()

Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Student Association (MSE Grad St Assoc)

The Materials Science and Engineering Graduate School Association (MSEGSA) is a group of materials science graduate students dedicated to promoting and improving the academic, social and professional wellbeing of the graduate students in the Purdue MSE department.

Officer Roster:

President
Logan Kroneman                                   
(lkronema@purdue.edu)

Vice President
Marianne Valone                      
(mvalone@purdue.edu)

Treasurer
Kate Reeve                    
(klindley@purdue.edu)

Secretary
Anna Walter                   
(walter6@purdue.edu)

Mechanical Engineering: Official Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association (OMEGA)

Graduate student organization that runs academic, social and community service activities for the graduate student body of the Mechanical Engineering department.

Officer Roster:

President
Jelena Paripovic                                  
(jparipov@purdue.edu)

Treasurer
Anurag Kumra                              
(akumra@purdue.edu)

Academic Chair
Sangkyu Kim                   
(kim1826@purdue.edu)

Social Chair
Chaitnaya Panuganti                                               
(email@purdue.edu)

Sports Chair
Pooja Shah                              
(shah85@purdue.edu)

Outreach Chair           
Ketan Kharche                                 
(kkharche@purdue.edu)

Outreach Chair
Yasasvi Bommireddy
(ybommire@purdue.edu)

Food Chair
Neil Paulson                                 
(npaulson@purdue.edu

PGSG Representative
Rohinish Gupta                               
(gupta242@purdue.edu)

GSAC Representative
Denise Cruise                                     
(drhickma@purdue.edu)

GWG Coordinator
Mukta Kulkarni             
(kulkar11@purdue.edu)

Nuclear Engineering Graduate Organization (NEGO)

The purposes of the organization are to facilitate interaction and build a community among graduate students, attract new graduate students, welcome incoming graduate students, provide professional development and contacts, and encourage graduate students to become involved on campus. Moreover, the graduate organization will be designed in such a way so as to meet the unique needs of the department. Nuclear Engineering makes up only 2.5% of the engineering graduate enrollment (2007 figures), but has students working in several different, often non-overlapping research areas: fusion, materials, thermal hydraulics, neutronics, and laser research. The specificity of these areas often hampers graduate student interaction between different research groups. The creation of the NEGO aims to remedy the situation, in addition to furthering professional and academic development.

Officer Roster:

President
Alex Hagen                                              
(ahagen@purdue.edu)

Vice President, External
Greg Sinclair                                              
(gsincla@purdue.edu)

Vice President, Internal
Jake Hader
(jhader@purdue.edu)

Secretary
Theodore (TJ) Novakowski                
(tnovakow@purdue.edu)

Treasurer
Ram Anand Vadlamani                                  
(rvadlama@purdue.edu)

Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee

  • AAE
    • Representative: Diane Sorenson
    • Alternate: Samantha Alberts
  • ABE
    • Representative: Garett Pignotti
    • Alternate: Natalie Chin
  • BME
    • Representative: Matthew Pharris
    • Alternate: tbd
  • ChE
    • Representative: Nicole Devlin
    • Alternate: tbd
  • CE
    • Representative: Rebecca Essig
    • Alternate: Rachel Chicchi
  • ECE
    • Representative: I-Fan Lin
    • Alternate: tbd
  • ENE
    • Representative: Natascha Trellinger
    • Alternate: tbd
  • IE
    • Representative: Shan Xie
    • Alternate: Le Zhang
  • MSE
    • Representative: Kara Luitjohan
    • Alternate: tbd
  • ME
    • Representative: Denise Cruise
    • Alternate: tbd
  • NE
    • Representative: Phillip Forsberg
    • Alternate: Amina Hussein
  • ProEd
    • Representative: Sheena Anum
    • Alternate: tbd