Category Archives: Announcements

2019 ABE Recruitment Weekend Poster Session!

On Thursday, February 7th ABE will host prospective students. As part of the events, we will hold a short Research Showcase Poster Session where the prospective students, current students, and faculty will be able to interact with and learn about some of the research efforts in our department. We are looking for about 30 current graduate students to present posters.  Ideally, we want posters that have already been printed as this event is not intended to add more work.  We would like to save that effort and present at the GSA symposium in March.  If you have a poster that is yearning to be shared again, we need you!  You will have the opportunity to make an impact on the prospective students’ impressions of the department and hopefully help them choose Purdue ABE!
The Research Showcase Poster Session will be held on February 7th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in the PMU South Ballroom.  Dinner will be served immediately after and we encourage you to stay for dinner.
If you are willing to participate, please fill out this survey by February 1st.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Abby Engelberth

Thank you for your willingness to contribute to ABE!  

Celena Alford, Poster Session, Feb 8 2018

Spring 2019 Philanthropy Opportunities

January: We’ll be going back to Hanna community center to help kids with homework again! We did this last semester and everyone that went really enjoyed it. It will be Monday January 28th at 3-4 pm at the community center in Lafayette. Same as last time, there will be no official carpool but if you need a ride let me know and we’ll see what we can do.
+Bonus January event: You probably already got an email asking for donations for the Lafayette homeless center. The drop-off is conveniently located in Pfendler, see fliers for more details.
February: We will be helping out at Imagination Station for their “Love is Sweet” lab on Saturday February 16th  to bring the joy of chemistry to children of all ages. Simple chemistry kits will be provided, so you really just need to show up! Times are flexible: you can volunteer for any combination of one-hour slots from 9:30-3 pm (one hour plus arriving about 20 minutes early to get familiar with the set up). We will need the most help from about 11-1 pm, but helping with any of the time slots would be great! If you are interested or have questions, please Jenny me! Let Jenny know the end of the day next Wednesday, February 13th.
March: No philanthropy event this month. If you’re just dying to help people out, consider offering your services to the Symposium Chairs! I’m sure they would appreciate extra hands.
April: TBD: If anyone is interested in doing a science demo for the kids at the Hanna center, let me know and we may be able to schedule it for April. Otherwise we may do more homework, could help with a spring clean up, or might go to a soup kitchen. If you like any of those ideas or have more let me know.
Email Jenny Stevens with questions:

Hope to see you all at these activities!

Tutoring Philanthropy Event October 30, 2018

Spring 2019 Graduate Career Fair Flyers and Workshops

Please see below for professional development opportunities for grad students:

(1) there is a great new workshop this semester called “Career Fair 101” for graduate students who may not have attended career fairs in the past and are not sure if or how to to attend one,

(2) students that register for the fair on the CCO website will be invited to the professional networking event the evening before the fair!


2019 Symposium Callout!

Are you interested in participating in our sixth annual Graduate Industrial Research Symposium?

Then come to our callout on December 11, 12:00PM-1PM in LILY G401.  There will be free food!

Our next Symposium will be March 25, 2019. Develop your leadership and management skills by volunteering to chair one of our Symposium committees!  We are looking for grad students interested in being marketing, 3MT, session, and poster chairs.

This year, our departmental Symposium will partner with Purdue’s 150 Years of Giant Leaps and other departments on campus so this will be an excellent opportunity to meet new people.  The theme will be Sustainability.

Time commitment:  1-2 hours per week.  Typically, we will have biweekly-weekly meetings during the Spring semester.

The mission and goals of our Symposium can be found here.


Symposium Planning Committee, Feb 8 2018

Next Generation Scholars – Poster Presentation Opportunity

On November 28th at 8:30-9:45am, PGSG will be hosting the Next Generation Scholars Program where they will bring high school students and have them listen to graduate and undergraduates present their posters. If students sign up, they will not only get free breakfast and a t-shirt, but also have their poster printed for free.

If someone has a poster and would like to get more practice, they are more than welcome to sign up as well. I know it’s a bit early in the day, but K-12 outreach is a great service component that could be added to a CV, and is a good opportunity to practice public speaking. If y’all could get the word out about this, that would be great. Sign up link is: . 

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Alpha Epsilon-ABE GSA Tailgate

Alpha Epsilon is planning on having a tailgate event with the goal of providing undergraduate students a casual and social environment where they would be able to discuss any questions they may have about graduate school. We are hoping this will be orthogonal to many of the other graduate school Q & A events at Purdue.
We are planning on having this even prior to the start of the Purdue Wisconsin football game on November 17th from 1:30-3:30PM in the CoRec parking Lot O.
Please encourage any other graduate students and undergrads to attend our event as we are interested in increasing the awareness of AE at Purdue.
If you have any specific questions about the event, feel free to email Casey Hooker ( or Madalyn Alm (
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College of Agriculture Outstanding Graduate Mentor and Teaching Award

Did you have a great teacher or graduate mentor in the College of Agriculture at Purdue?  Then consider nominating them for the College of Agriculture Outstanding Graduate Mentor and Teaching Award!


Outstanding Graduate Mentor and Teacher Award (Purdue College of Agriculture)


Nominees must demonstrate sustained and significant contributions to graduate education through activities that demonstrate

  • a record of excellence in teaching, mentoring, coaching, and developing graduate students
  • a commitment to the long-term professional development of graduate students
  • evidence of innovation and creativity that enhances the graduate experience

Previous recipients of this award are not eligible to be nominated.


Nomination documents: (12 pt minimum, Times New Roman Font, at least 1” margins)

  1. A cover sheet with nominee’s name, contact information
  2. Nominee’s reflection on involvement in various aspects of graduate education (1-2 pages); this section would include, but is not be limited to, innovations in graduate teaching, mentoring, and administrative service towards graduate education and include scholarship of teaching & learning, if applicable.
  3. Letters of support from: Three letters from either past or current students (~1 page each)


Recipients will receive $2500 in S&E money plus a plaque. The recipient is eligible for further consideration for the Purdue Graduate School Faculty Mentor award.


October 31st, 2018 11:59 PM

Word format is preferred

Send nominations to


Fall 2018 Philanthropy Events

Here are the upcoming philanthropy events that GSA will be hosting!  We’ve got lots of good things coming up this semester and we need your  help! More details will follow about each of them.

Tuesday October 30th, 3-4 pm: Hanna Community Center (in
Lafayette); helping kids with homework (2000 Elmwood Avenue,
Lafayette, about a ten minute drive from campus)

This is a great opportunity to help inspire kids to want to keep
learning! It sounds like they would love all the help they can get, so
we may be doing more with them in the future. Look for more details .

Saturday November 10th, 9-2pm: Purdue Winterization (meet at
Purdue); prepping yards in the community for winter. See details here: We will be helping local residents clean up their yards to prepare for the winter. Registration for our group is now open! If you want to join, click “Volunteer Registration” and select ABE GSA when asked about your group. We’ll be doing the first wave, so come at 8 am if you want breakfast (I think you can come a little later if you don’t care) and they do serve lunch. Also, we meet on-campus and go from there so don’t worry about rides.

November 1-December 8: Toy drive! Give a child a toy for
Christmas! Collection spots will be set up around departmental areas.

Here’s a survey!
It seriously can be done in one minute or less, and it would really
help us know how we can help you help other people. Please take it!

Email Jenny Stevens with any questions!


Logan Readnour, Alyssa Christoffer, and Jonathan Mills, Winterization, Nov 11, 2017