Amy LoBue

Undergraduate Representative
Office: ME
Email: alobue@purdue.edu

Biography

Amy is originally from Evansville, IN and recently graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME), minoring in Intellectual Property Law. Upon graduation from Purdue, Amy joined the Teach for America 2018 corps as she hopes to extend the Purdue mission of affordable, quality education far past the community of West Lafayette. She has been hired on by KIPP Academy Lynn Charter High School to teach secondary science in Lynn, Massachusetts.

While on campus, she was involved in the Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC), where she directed the 2016 Industrial Roundtable Career Fair and held the President's position in 2017. Amy also served as the Co-President of the Purdue Engineering Presidents' Council (PEPC), Selections Chair of Purdue's Mortar Board chapter, and as an Ambassador for the School of Mechanical Engineering (PMEA). She worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant for Professor Rhoads of ME during her junior year and was involved within the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) during her freshman year. Off campus, Amy has completed a year long work-study student practicum with Caterpillar and completed summer internships with both United Technologies Pratt & Whitney and Barnes & Thornburg.

Seeing the benefit of engineering students' understanding the fundamentals of intellectual property law, Amy began working with Indiana University Maurer School of Law Center of Intellectual Property Research (the Center) in September of 2017 to facilitate the introduction of law into the standing engineering curriculum. This collaboration seeks to better prepare engineering students for industry, entrepreneurship, or non-traditional career paths. Amy worked with the Center to collaborate with the school of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering (AAE) and Honors College to influence the material taught in courses spreading over freshman sophomore, junior, and senior levels. The College of Engineering is also looking forward to premiering a first of its kind, interdisciplinary teaching collaboration with the Center.

As Amy moved towards graduation, she was selected to serve on the Purdue Alumni Association's Board of Directors as the 2018 Class Representative. Upon Dean Chiang's appointment, she joined the Engineering Advisory Council (EAC) in September of 2017 and looks forward to continuing her service to Purdue Engineering as the voice for the undergraduate campus.