Recap: 2023 Purdue Engagement & Service-Learning Student Showcase

Students from across Purdue’s campuses showcased community engagement projects as part of service-learning courses or engagement with organizations at the 2023 Purdue Engagement and Service-Learning Summit.

On Tuesday, March 2, 2023, the Purdue Office of Engagement hosted the annual Engagement & Service-Learning Summit, highlighting exceptional champions for community engagement. One hundred and fifteen participants from across Purdue’s campuses showcased community engagement projects during the summit’s 2023 Summit Student Showcase.

Juan Camilo Alvarez Nunez

The print posters and digital stories presented the impactful work of Purdue students and their community partners in service-learning courses and engagement. The top three projects in each category – print and digital – were selected by a panel of judges and awarded cash prizes of $150, $100, and $50.

A recap of the full 2023 Engagement & Service-Learning Summit can be found here.

Print Poster Winners

FIRST PLACE | Work Hard, Play Hard, Erin Blasingame, EPICS Play Team, Kids Play Gym

SECOND PLACE | Biowall Development for the West Lafayette Public Library, Dhanurja De Silva, Yalin Lu, Siqi He, and Ajay Dalal, School of Engineering Technology, West Lafayette Public Library

THIRD PLACE | Community Health Worker Led Outreach, Education, and COVID Testing for People Experiencing Homelessness, Shreya Sridhar, Jillian Kelley, Rebecca Ziolkowski, Lara Balian, and Natalia Rodriguez, Department of Public Health, LTHC Homeless Services

I have gained a lot of technical knowledge, but additionally, I have learned about the importance of partner-oriented design and the impact that our work as engineers can have on those around us. I want to be an engineer that not only designs cool things, but has an impact on my community outside of my own academic satisfaction. Thank you again EPICS and the Office of Engagement at Purdue for these opportunities and being awarded 1st Place in the poster presentations!

Erin Blasingame
Zainab Saka

Digital Story Winners

FIRST PLACE |  Narrative Co-Creation between Asian/American Business Owners in Greater Lafayette and Purdue University ASAM 490: Internship in Asian American Studies Class, James Zhou, Kawika David, Margaret Palanca, Manabu Taketani, and Pamela K. Sari, The Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC), Local Asian/Asian American-owned businesses including Banh Mi, 1NY Bakery & Cafe, Latea, Mayasari Tempeh, Cold Stone Creamery, Sunny Period, among others

SECOND PLACE |  MLK Day of Service – Raised Garden Bed, Madhuri Vempati, The Roger C. Stewart Leadership and Professional Development Department, Boilers in Action, GrowLocal

THIRD PLACE | Importance of Connection, Communication & Collaboration in Patient Care, Hannah Eberle, College of Pharmacy, Center for Health Equity and Innovation (CHEqI), Latino Center for Wellness & Education, St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

Madhuri Vempati

All Student Showcase Submissions

Twenty-five student teams made up of 115 participants from various colleges participated in the student engagement showcase.

View the winning posters and digital stories and all contributors and their work at the Summit Student Showcase 2023 Presentations site.

Source: Office of Engagement intern Emily Bergman.