Student Interest Groups

Agronomy Club (Agronomy)

We are students that care about Agronomy. A fair number of our members do not have majors in the Agronomy Department. Many have farm backgrounds, some have majors in other schools within the university, and some have many friends within the department.

Agronomy Club website

Air and Waste Management Association (PAWMA)

Purdue Air and Waste Management Association (PAWMA) is the Purdue Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association, a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of environmental knowledge.

PAWMA website

Botany Club

The Botany Club was founded by a group of students with one basic interest, plant biology.  Today, we are a club of more than plant biologists.  The club's most recent focus has been small club projects every meeting, volunteer activities, and making lasting friendships. 

Botany Club website

Chemical Engineering Sustainability initiative (CSi)

This organization encourages the Chemical Engineering students (graduate and undergraduate), staff and faculty participation in sustainability related activities, including - finding cases of inefficient resource utilization within the Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering and solutions to those, followed by their implementation and promoting the efficient use of available resources among the users of the facilities.

CSi website

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW-Purdue)

ESW exists in order to engage engineers in reducing poverty by improving environmental, social, and economic sustainability worldwide.

ESW-Purdue website

Environmental Science Club (ESC)

The Environmental Science Club is a student organization looking to increase the education, awareness, and community involvement of its members while fostering a positive social setting.

ESC website

Go, Bird, Go! (GBG)

The purpose of Go, Bird, Go! is to enhance the lives of Purdue students, including the body through exercise (biking or jogging) as well as the mind and soul through the development of birding skills, nature appreciation, and environmental awareness through bird watching hikes and local advocacy.

Go, Bird, Go! website

Purdue Student Sustainability Council (SSC)

We, the student organization representatives of Purdue University, in order to promote the Purdue ideal of a living laboratory, further communication, cooperation and collaboration between our member organizations and others, advise the University Sustainability Council and Purdue University as a whole from the student’s perspective, promote economic responsibility, environmental stewardship and social justice, and to engage the Purdue University Student Body in these issues

SSC website

Purdue University Meteorological Association (PUMA)

PUMA’s main goals for members are to promote academic excellence, fellowship among students and faculty, and to provide opportunities for students interested in a career in the atmospheric sciences to network with established professionals as well as providing increased opportunities for job placement. PUMA also provides many outreach opportunities for members to go out and teach meteorology.

In 1997, PUMA became a local chapter for the American Meteorological Society and are currently one of only three active chapters in Indiana. In the fall of 2012, PUMA became the Beta Kappa chapter of the National Weather Association.

PUMA Website

Purdue University Geological Society (PUGS)

The Purdue University Geological Society is a nonprofit student organization dedicated to the expansion and promotion of knowledge and education of the geologic sciences. In addition, the Purdue University Geological Society shall work with Purdue’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, as well as other Earth Science departments around the world to help further the development of the Earth Science field of study. Society

PUGS Website

Society of Environmental and Ecological Engineers (SEEE)

The purpose of SEEE is to introduce students to the new division of engineering, the Environmental and Ecological Engineering program.  SEEE serves to provide a link between students, faculty, administrators and alumni in efforts to increase awareness and growth of this organization.

SEEE website

US Green Building Council Student Group at Purdue University (USGBC Student Group)

Amongst other things, this organization aims

  • To foster scientific study and research in the field of environmentally sustainable building and operation of buildings;
  • To develop and disseminate knowledge in sustainable building research and design;
  • To improve the methods and design of sustainable buildings; and
  • To develop better public understanding and appreciation of the challenges and solutions posed by improved sustainable building practices and the sustainable operation of existing buildings.
  • To promote understanding, adoption and use of environmentally sustainable design, construction, and building operation practices across the Purdue University community.

USGBC Student Group website