Engagement and Service-Learning Summit

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 2:00-5:30 PM Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC)


The 2023 Summit occurred March 2, 2023. Registration has ended. We’ll see you next year!


This year’s Summit was a wonderful celebration of engagement! We brought 200+ faculty, staff, students, and community partners back together – in person – to celebrate the impact we made when we were apart, create new connections, and recognize incredible work. The Summit included lightning talks from engaged faculty, staff, and students, a student showcase, and a networking happy hour.

Faculty and Staff

Connect with community partners and your engaged Purdue peers


Share your work and compete in the Student Engagement Showcase


Connect with faculty and staff and ignite your next collaboration

“This was a wonderful way to get to know not just Purdue, but also the entire Lafayette community. Everyone was so interactive and collaborative. Great event overall!”

Student Showcase

Students from across Purdue’s campuses were invited to showcase community engagement projects as part of service-learning courses or engagement activities. The top three presentations in each category (poster and digital story) were awarded cash prizes of $150, $100, and $50, respectively. Access all the Showcase presentations on the Showcase Presentation Site.


2:00 PM Welcome and Framing of the Summit by Provost Patrick Wolfe and Associate Provost for Engagement Steve Abel

2:30 PM Lightning Talks by Engaged Faculty, Staff, and Students

Lightning Talk Speakers:

  • Finding Your Purpose, Chelsea Schripsema, Student (EPICS, PWL)
  • Cage-Free Eggs: Cracking the shell of industry partnerships, Darrin Karcher, Associate Professor (Animal Sciences, PWL)
  • Moving the Needle through Engagement: Rethinking patient access to tobacco treatment services, Karen Hudmon, Professor (Pharmacy Practice, PWL)
  • The Landscape of Possibility: Visualizing change, preparing students, and uniting people, Aaron Thompson, Associate Professor (Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, PWL)
  • Singing through Change, William Sauerland, Assistant Professor and Eileen Garwood, Clinical Instructor (School of Music, PFW)
  • My Journey of Service-Learning Interests through Different Professional Roles, Pamela Sari, Director (Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center, PWL)

3:30 PM Networking and Q&A with Presenters

4:00 PM Student Showcase and Networking Happy Hour

5:15 PM Student Showcase Awards

5:30 PM Summit Ends

Contact and Event Location

For more information: Robert Elliott, Lead Events Planner, relliot@purdue.edu

Event: Discovery Learning and Research Center (DLRC), 207 S. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Parking: Discovery Parking Lot, 298 Nimitz Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907