Alpha Pi Mu Honored as Outstanding Chapter

Author: Chloee Robison
Alpha Pi Mu, the national industrial engineering honor society, awarded the Purdue chapter 3rd place in this year’s Outstanding Chapter Award competition! This recognition marks Purdue APM’s significant contributions towards student success and involvement in the field of IE.

Purdue APM currently has 28 active members and initiates 10-20 new members each semester, maintaining a consistent chapter size over past years. The chapter aims to acknowledge and support top-of-class junior and senior undergraduates in IE by connecting them with networking and professional development opportunities. 

 Chapter Advisor Dr. Patrick Brunese says the award is particularly important for the chapter not only because it is the first top-three finish in many years, but also because it “recognizes the scope, level of activity, and quality of the activities that the Chapter plans and executes each year. This is especially significant for Purdue APM, compared with our peer institutions, where, in many cases, APM is a more significant student activity for IEs than it is at Purdue, where our students have far more options competing for their attention.”

Chapter president Matt Fortier says “We are very grateful to be recognized as an outstanding chapter, and I think it means that we are on the right track as an organization. We aim to align our activities with the goals of Alpha Pi Mu by promoting professional development and networking among our members, so I believe this recognition shows that we accomplished our aim last year. We hope to build on last year's success by looking for areas to improve and by continuing to provide our members with engaging opportunities.”

Congratulations to the chapter!