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
Diane Sorenson          
(dsorens@purdue.edu)

Treasurer
Heather Wiest             
(hwiest@purdue.edu)

Mentorship / GSAC Representative                           
Samantha Alberts        
(alberts1@purdue.edu)

 Fundraising                                                                
Jesse Adams                                                                               
(adams207@purdue.edu)

Outreach/Research Symposium  
Gina Brescilli                                                          
(gbrescil@purdue.edu)

Professional Development/ Research Symposium Series
Arjun Rao                            
(arjunrao@purdue.edu)

Social                                                                         
Scott Yantek               
(syantek@purdue.edu)

Social 
Chris Potter                 
(cpotter@purdue.edu)

 PGSG Senator
Charles Sese               
(csese@purdue.edu)

Webmaster    
TBD                              

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
Garett Pignotti                         
(gpignotti@purdue.edu)

Vice President
Natalie Chin                            
(chinn@purdue.edu)

Treasurer
Caroline Hughes                     
(cehughes@purdue.edu)

Secretary
Qingyu Feng                           
(feng37@purdue.edu)

Social Activity Coordinator
Leah Liston                             
(lliston@purdue.edu)

Social Activity Coordinator
Studie Redcorn                                   

Professional Development Coordinator          
Iman Behesti               

Professional Development Coordinator
Jinsha Li                                 
(li1508@purdue.edu)

Recruitment Coordinator
Fuschia Hoover                                  

Recruitment Coordinator
Elizabeth Hawkins                  
(emhawkin@purdue.edu)

PGSG Senator
Andi Hodaj                             
(ahodaj@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
Nimisha Bajaj                         
(bajaj0@purdue.edu)

Vice President
Nelda Vazquez                                   
(nvazque@purdue.edu)

Treasurer
Tanaya Walimbe                     
(twalimbe@purdue.edu)

Recorder/Secretary
Roy Lycke                              
(rlycke@purdue.edu)

Developer       
TJ Puls Web                
(tpuls@purdue.edu)

Purdue Graduate Student Council (Senate)
Tyler Novak                           
(tanovak@purdue.edu)

GSAC Representative 
Matthew Pharris                 
(mpharris@purdue.edu)

Outreach Chair           
Meghan Canter                       
(canterm@purdue.edu)

MD/PhD Representative
James Wodika                        
(jwodicka@purdue.edu)

PhD Representative
Jim McMasters                        
(mcmaster@purdue.edu)

Master's Representative
Carlina Vivas-Valencia           
(cvivas@purdue.edu)

Social Chair/Recruitment Chair           
Bre Muratori               
(bmurator@purdue.edu)

Social Chair/Recruitment Chair - Advisor       
David Axe                  
(draxe@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
Nicole Devlin                                     
(ndevlin@purdue.edu)

Vice President/Treasurer
Agnes Mendonca                                
(amendon@purdue.edu)

First-Year Representative
Sydney Hollingshead                          
(holling0@purdue.edu)

Student Advocacy Officer
Kevin Brew                                        
(kbrew@purdue.edu)

PGSG Representative
Yanran Cui                                         
(cui24@purdue.edu)

Social Chair
Michael Cordon                                              
(mcordon@purdue.edu)

Sports Chair
John Di Iorio                                      
(jdiiorio@purdue.edu)

Outreach chair
Nathan J Davis                                               
(njdavis@purdue.edu)

Co-curricular Chair
Arthur Shih                                         
(shih9@purdue.edu)

Sustainability Chair
Gautham Madenoor Ramapriya                      
(gmadenoo@purdue.edu)

Safety Chair
Xin Zhao                                            
(zhao311@purdue.edu)

Inter-GSO Chair
Arthur Dysart                                      
(adysart@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
Rebecca Essig                         
(ressig@purdue.edu)

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

Treasurer
Jessica Holberg                                   
(jholberg@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
Shan Xie                                             
(xie34@purdue.edu)

Vice President - Academic Affairs
Mohammad Moshref-Javadi               
(moshref@purdue.edu)

Vice President - Activities
Le Zhang                                            
(zhan1255@purdue.edu)

Treasurer        
Lu Zhang                                
(lu276@purdue.edu)

PGSG Representative
Mina Ostovari                                     
(mostovar@purdue.edu)

Social Chair
Michelle Jahn                                     
(jahnm@purdue.edu)

Social Chair
Harsh Wardhan Aggarwal                   
(hwa@purdue.edu)

Public Relations Representative          
Tian Zhou                               
(zhou338@purdue.edu)

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
Kara Luitjohan                                    
(kluitjoh@purdue.edu)

Vice President
Derek Schwanz                       
(dschwanz@purdue.edu)

Treasurer
Lisa Rueschhoff                     
(lrueschh@purdue.edu)

Secretary
Logan Kroneman                    
(lkronema@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
Katherine Clayton                               
(claytok@purdue.edu)

Academic Chair
Abhishek Saxena                    
(saxena10@purdue.edu)

Social Chair
Vacant                                                
(@purdue.edu)

Sports Chair
Aswin K. Ramesh                               
(ramesh4@purdue.edu)

Outreach Chair           
Eshaan Mathew                                  
(emathew@purdue.edu)

Food Chair
Anirudh Roshan Sriram                                  
(srirama@purdue.edu

PGSG Representative
Abhishek Saxena                                
(saxena10@purdue.edu)

GSAC Representative
Denise Cruise                                     
(drhickma@purdue.edu)

GWG Coordinator
Shambhavi Balasubramanian              
(sbala@purdue.edu)

Alumni/Corporate Relations
Sharon Snyder                                    
(snyder22@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
Phillip Forsberg                                               
(pforsber@purdue.edu)

Vice President
Amina Hussein                                               
(husseina@purdue.edu)

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

Treasurer
Ram Anand Vadlamani                                  
(rvadlama@purdue.edu)

Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee

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