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         

Alden Black            

Mentorship / GSAC Representative                           
Diane Sorenson       

Andy Yu                                                                              

Outreach/Research Symposium  
Ernesto Camarena                                                         

Professional Development/ Research Symposium Series
Joseph Williams                           

Andrea Nicolas              

Scott Yantek                

PGSG Senator

Lena Huynh

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:

Jinsha Li                        

Vice President
Elizabeth Hawkins                           

Colleen Moloney                    

Emma Brace                          

Social Activity Coordinator
Neal Hengge                            

Social Activity Coordinator
Ravindra Shrestha

Professional Development Coordinator          
Salah Issa

Professional Development Coordinator
Min Xiao                                

Recruitment Coordinator
Rachel Sparks

Recruitment Coordinator
Siwen Zhao                 

PGSG Senator
Amanda Kreger                            

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:

Breanne Muratori                        

Vice President
Tanaya Walimbe                                  

Jenny Lin                    

Lauren Marussich                             

Web Developer/Public Relations      
Juan Martin Silva               

Purdue Graduate Student Council (Senate)
Matt Pharris                          

GSAC Representative 
Matthew Pharris                 

Outreach Chair           
Brandon Coventry                      

Professional Development Chair
Claire Kilmer                       

Summer Seminar Chair
Kevin Buno                       

Speaker Exchange Chair
Nick Race          

International Liaison          
Shruthi Suresh              

First Year Representative      
Jenny Lin                 

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:

Sydney Hollingshead                                    

Vice President/Treasurer
Parul Verma                               

First-Year Representative
Taufik Rida                         

First-Year Representative
Zheyu Jiang

First-Year Representative
Rick Ray

Student Advocacy Officer
Jimmy Tang                                       

PGSG Representative
Than-Ting Tseng                                        

Social and Sports Chair
Scott McClary                                             

Outreach chair
Sean Fronczak                                              

Co-curricular Chair
Mariana Ricano                                        

Sustainability Chair
Ridade Sayine                     

Safety Chair
Robert Boyne                                           

Publications Chair
Arthur Shih

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                        

Vice President  /GSAC Representative
Siddharth Surana                      

Maryam Salehi                                  

Amy Getchell                         

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:

I-Fan Lin

Vice President
Krishnakali Chaudhuri


Feiyi Xu

ECE Senator
Krishna Singhal

Awards Committee (Chair)
Krishnakali Chaudhuri

Career Committee
Krishna Singhal

Development Committee
I-Fan Lin

Mentoring Committee (Chair)
I-Fan Lin

Social Committee (Chair)
Krishna Singhal

Seminar Committee (Chair)
Krishnakali Chaudhuri

Inter-Culture in ECE Committee (Chair)
Feiyi Xu

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:

Kelsey Rodgers                                   

Neha Choudhary        

PGSG Senior Chair     
Emilie Siverling          

Graduate Committee Senior Chair
Nicole Pitterson                                  

Graduate Student Advisory Committee Representative
Natascha Trellinger                 

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:

Michelle Jahn                                            

Vice President - Academic Affairs
Sara Shashaani              

Vice President - Activities
Dijia Peng                                           

Ya-Hsin Hung                               

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:

Logan Kroneman                                   

Vice President
Marianne Valone                      

Kate Reeve                    

Anna Walter                   

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:

Jelena Paripovic                                  

Anurag Kumra                              

Academic Chair
Sangkyu Kim                   

Social Chair
Chaitnaya Panuganti                                               

Sports Chair
Pooja Shah                              

Outreach Chair           
Ketan Kharche                                 

Outreach Chair
Yasasvi Bommireddy

Food Chair
Neil Paulson                                 

PGSG Representative
Rohinish Gupta                               

GSAC Representative
Denise Cruise                                     

GWG Coordinator
Mukta Kulkarni             

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:

Alex Hagen                                              

Vice President, External
Greg Sinclair                                              

Vice President, Internal
Jake Hader

Theodore (TJ) Novakowski                

Ram Anand Vadlamani                                  

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