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Hello November!!

I hope every one is doing well and enjoying the last of Fall. It has been a fun time on campus. Here are some highlights.

  • Basketball season has started!! Boiler Up!
  • Leaves leaves and more leaves!!
  • Receiving lots of good press about having the largest incoming class of female engineers in Purdue’s history-YEA
  • Great event up at Hobart High school meeting with students and families
  • REMINDER- Scholarship deadline for completing admissions application is November 15th
  • We have had really nice weather here- except yesterday(;

Blogging Bullets

Two guys sitting in front of Armstrong Hall of Engineering

Welcome to our Future Engineers blog page! I am David Bowker, Director of the Office of Future Engineers. I do not consider myself as a creative writer and am certainly not revered for my typing speed. So I have adapted – I Live my life in bullets. So that is how my blog will roll. Helpful I hope and to the point. We have a lot of fun here at the College of Engineering so I hope that creeps in as well.

  • I am so glad you are interested in Purdue Engineering!!
  • Scholarship (Merit) deadline to summit admissions application is November 15th.  Please beat that date by a lot!!
  • Weather has been beautiful here. Come visit!! https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/FutureStudents/VisitUs
  • Make sure and take your picture with Neil as I did above. This is a new Purdue tradition!
  • Boiler Up

Hello Guys!

My name is Molly Chamberlin and I am a First Year Engineer looking to go into Biological Engineering. I didn’t always know I wanted to come to Purdue.  After my junior year in high school I visited many schools, none of which were Purdue. I’m from South Bend Indiana (around Notre Dame) and the one thing I “knew” for sure was that I wanted to go out of state for college.  Every school I visited had something about it that I liked, and as application time rolled around, I was still completely undecided about where I wanted to end up. This was very frustrating for me, because I had been planning college since sixth grade when I picked up my first “college guide.” So I decided to think about where I wanted to end up, then how I wanted to get there.

I’ve always been drawn to math and science, so in high school I took a lot of those classes.  I knew I wanted to work with cells and genetics in my future so I tried to find majors that could help me do that.  I realized that I had been overlooking Purdue’s engineering program, and not giving it a chance, just because it was close to my hometown. I never visited Purdue; I applied, got in, and signed up for STAR (the freshman scheduling day over the summer).  I was so sure that Purdue’s engineering program was exactly what I needed and wanted to succeed that I didn’t hesitate to come here. I wanted an environment that would push my abilities to their full potential and to be around students who felt the same.

Since I’ve been here I have not regretted my decision.  There is always something to do; whether it is homework or a student organization.  At the beginning of the year I wanted to join the sailing team, Adopt-a-Grandparent, Circle-K, Timmy Health Foundation, Run Club and many other organizations.  There is just so much to choose from.  In the end I chose to joined PSEF (Purdue’s Student Engineering Foundation) and APO (Alpha Phi Omega), which is a service fraternity. Both of these organizations are like family. Between gaining a mentor in PSEF, go Dennis, and “parents” in APO, there are always upper classmen I can talk to if I need help.

I look forward to sharing more about my experiences here at Purdue later, but until then, Boiler Up!