Category Archives: Announcements

Engineering Formal

Get ready to get fancy and party  with Engineers from across campus!

A few Engineering Organizations have been working to organize a formal  dance event this semester!  Some of the hosting organizations include:

  • SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
  • BMES (Biomedical Engineering  Society )
  • HKN (ECE organization)
  • IEEE (ECE organization)
  • ECEGSA (ECE  organization)
  • Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering Honors Society)
  • ABEGSA (ABE organization).

My question is:  are YOU ready for formal??

LIMITED QUANTITY: Send a picture with a student from a different department to receive a $10 off voucher to the BBBB chair at

ONLY  first 10 will receive it.

2019-2020 ABE GSA Officer Elections

Dear ABE Graduate students,

It is that time of year!  ABE-GSA Officer Elections will be on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00PM in LILY G420.
If you are interested in being on the board next year or are interested in nominating someone, please fill out this from by 5PM April 23:
The instructions about the election procedures are in this form.  You may nominate yourself.  In order to be eligible for the board, you must be graduating no sooner than May 2020.  We have a variety of positions available this year!  Feel free to contact one of our officers to learn more:
We will also have a Town Hall (April 19 from 12pm-1PM, room TBD) where you can meet and talk with other ABE GSA Officers!
Even if you are not interested in being on the board, please attend the elections so you can have a say in who will represent you.  Please RSVP so we have enough for dinner:
Please contact Sarah Daly ( with any other questions.
Thank you everyone for a great year!
Incoming and Outgoing Board, April 11, 2018

Food Drive!

Calling all graduate students!

This will be the final GSA philanthropy event of the year, and it’s gonna be a good one!

This weekend when you go get groceries, just pick up an extra can or two of food and bring it in on Monday! Or consider donating a few dollars!

What: FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION among other student organizations in the College of Ag

When: April 1-12th: starting Monday

Where: Donation boxes will be in LILLY grad student offices and POTR 236 (talk to me if your lab would like a box in an additional locations); money donations can be done online (debit/credit card); cash/check donations will also be accepted (See below)

Who: YOU! And all your friends!

Why: Because we love giving back to the community! Also if we win we get a cool trophy and receive community recognition :)

How?? See below!

2 types of donations:

Food donations

Food Finders accepts just about anything that is shelf stable but they especially like:

  • 100% Fruit Juices
  • Baking items
  • Beans
  • Boxed rice and potatoes
  • Canned fish and meats
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Drink Mixes
  • Laundry products
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Meals in a can/box
  • Paper products
  • Pasta and meat sauces
  • Peanut Butter
  • Personal care products
  • Soups and stews

Monetary donations

Cash or check (made out to Food Finders Food Bank), email me at

Food Finders can make just $1 turn into three meals! Also, for every $1 donated, we will get three pounds of food credited to our donation tally. If you want a receipt for tax purposes, email me and I will prepare a form for you to fill out.

Credit card donations

$10 minimum donation

Thank you for being willing to serve the community!

Jenny Stevens

ABE GSA Philanthropy Chair 2018-2019

Professional Development Seminar Feb. 5 2019

It is the pleasure of the Professional Development Chairs to invite
you to a Professional Development Seminar tomorrow, from 11:30 –  12:30, in Lilly 3118. The speaker will be ABE’s own Dr. Porterfield,
who will speak on Science Policy, framed by his own experience as a
scientist with NASA. It’s bound to be a fun-filled, information packed  seminar, and we can’t wait to see all of you there! A free lunch will  be provided.

Superbowl Party!

This Sunday (Feb 3rd) we will be gathering together to watch the Super Bowl at “The Palace” (122 N 3rd Street, Lafayette) which is a large apartment on the top floor directly above Chumley’s. Kick-off for the game is at 6:30 pm, so you can arrive as early as 6 pm and watch the game. ABE GSA will provide snacks (chips, popcorn, etc.), drinks (soda, water) and potentially some pizzas.
We hope to see you there!
2017 ABE GSA Superbowl Party

2019 ABE Recruitment Weekend-Hosts Needed!

Several prospective students will be visiting Purdue to learn more about our program and to see if it is the right fit for them. For the past six years, ABE has offered the option of staying with a current grad student from our department to these visiting students, and it has been very successful.

This year, we need your help again!  And we need it NOW!!!

If you are able to volunteer to host a prospective student on the nights of February 7 and 8, please follow the link below to fill out the survey.  Please sign up by February 1st so that we have time to pair you with a student.

Please direct any questions to Jonathan or Gabe (

Mentoring Roundtable with Dr. Engelberth