2014-2015 Annual Report


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Our Mission

Aspire to inspire all middle school through high school students to consider engineering as a career, dedicated to recruiting a diverse and academically gifted student body to the First-Year Engineering (FYE) program at Purdue University, and continued engagement of Purdue Engineering Alumni in the development and growth of future leaders in Engineering.

Our People

David Bowker

David Bowker

Amy Glenn

Amy Glenn

Associate Directoraglenn@purdue.edu
Heather Coar

Heather Coar

Assistant Director of Communicationshcoar@purdue.edu
Aurie Swartz

I. Aurie Swartz

Assistant Director of
Lindsay Elias

Lindsay Elias

Office Managerlindsaye@purdue.edu

We are also helped out by an incredible group of current students and interns who assist us with daily operations, marketing, and communications for our office. The Purdue Student Engineering Foundation (PSEF) also provides invaluable support in our daily information sessions and connecting with prospective students and families.

Our Approaches


We educate middle school and high school students, as well as their teachers and counselors on what being an engineer is all about. Through presentations ranging from what an engineer does to planning a career in engineering to how to pay for college, we hope to get more students of all backgrounds interested in engineering.


Through on- and off-campus events, social media outreach, targeted email, print materials, and personal interactions, we seek to connect with high-achieving students from around the world to provide them with an insider's perspective of Purdue Engineering and campus life to help them determine if Purdue is right for them.


We constantly seek to partner with both current students and alumni to expand our outreach to middle schools and high schools all around the world.

Student Development

Empowering students to increase their skills in public speaking, interpersonal communication, writing, graphic design, project management, and much more.

Through the collaborative efforts of students, staff, faculty, and alumni, we put our mission statement into action through a broad range of on- and off-campus activities.

Daily Presentations

School/Class Visits

Strategic Events

Social Media Engagement

Direct Mailings

Alumni Connections

Latest Statistics

Below are the three-year trends and five-year comparisons of the number of admitted and enrolled students for various categories and the academic profiles of First-Year Engineering students:

Application and Acceptance

  2010 ... 2013 2014 2015 1-Year Change
Total Applications 9,477   10,996 15,472 17,003 9.8%
Admitted 6,588   6,837 8,268 9,161 10.8%
Enrolled 1,705   1,775 1,770 1,923 8.6%
Resident 701   629 598 623 4.2%
Domestic Non-Resident 740   852 874 1,008 15.3%
International 264   294 298 292 -2%
Enrolled - Women 352   396 443 549 23.9%
Enrolled - URM 123   134 131 145 10.7%
Black or African American 37   19 33 39 18.2%
Hispanic/Latino 65   91 88 85 -3.4%
Native American or Alaska Native 3   2 2 3 50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2   7 0 3 N/A
Two or More Races 16   15 8 15 87.5%

First-Year Engineering Class Data

  2010 ... 2013 2014 2015
SAT - Composite 1868   1937 1952 1971
Verbal 597   620 627 632
Math 679   696 701 705
Writing 592   621 625 633
ACT - Composite 29   30 30.2 31
GPA N/A   3.85 3.86 3.89

Summary of Activities

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Latest News

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Letter from the Director

Thank you so much for checking out the Office of Future Engineers (OFE) first official annual report! This has been an incredible year of growth, change, fun, and hard work. This year I am celebrating my 15th anniversary at Purdue - where does the time go! Read more

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Web Report

The Office of Future Engineers (OFE) celebrated a brand new website in January of 2015. This responsive website provides all of our stakeholders – prospective students, current students, and alums – with an optimal experience that is both interactive and engaging without having to scroll and pan as you move from device to device. Read more

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Student leadership development

In an effort to meet the growing interest in Purdue Engineering, personalize the prospective student experience, and maintain a cost-effective and fully staffed unit, the Office of Future Engineers (OFE) turned to the biggest and best resource on Purdue’s campus - current Purdue students! Read more

"We're investing in our people and facilities to bring renowned faculty to campus, to enhance the research and teaching of current faculty, and to create an unparalleled learning environment for our students."

--Leah H. Jamieson, John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, Purdue University


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