The College of Engineering has started a new initiative to recognize Oustanding Mentors of Graduate Students in each Department. ABE-GSA accepted nominations from graduate students and received 6 nominations, each of which included support letters from 3 or more students. ABE is full of wonderful mentors who inspire our graduate students every day. Dr. Abby Engelberth was awarded the ABE Outstanding Mentoring of Graduate Students for 2016! The ABE department generously provided pizza as ABE-GSA organized a roundtable luncheon for Dr. Engelberth to share her mentoring philosophy with students and engage in a discussion on mentoring and life as an early-career faculty member.
Congratulations Dr. Engelberth and thank you to all the students who joined in the discussion!
ABE-GSA was very excited to host Dr. Heather Gall for our first Young Faculty & Alumni Seminar Series event of the summer. In the seminar, she talked about her research in details when she was a graduate student and post-doc. Also, she mentioned her job hunting experience in academia and how to build a research group in a new environment as an assistant professor.
Dr. Gall also brought her 2-year old daughter to the seminar. During the process, Dr. Gall showed us her awesome ability for work-life balance, which was also a great example for us Grad students!
Purdue ABE graduate students really enjoyed Dr. Gall’s seminar, and we appreciate that she traveled to Purdue to talk with us! Her slides were emailed to all graduate students after the seminar, and the original event flyer can be viewed here: Heather Gall flyer 061615