2018 Student Schedule

Sunday, September 30, 2018

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm           Student Registration and Check-In

  • Purdue Memorial Union, Room 118

 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm           Workshops, Stewart Center (STEW)

  • Can I Get a Master's in Video Games? - STEW 202
  • Todd Deery, University of Central Florida
  • Writing a Good Statement of Purpose - STEW 214
  • Susan Cates, Rice University 
  • How to Make Yourself Stand Out When Applying to Grad School Panel Discussion - STEW 218
  • Molly Tiernan Bannow, University of Michigan
  • Christy Mayo, Van Andel Institute Graduate School
  • Donna Mohr, Ph.D., Lehigh University

 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm           Refreshment Break, (STEW 206)

 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm           Workshops, Stewart Center (STEW)

  • Researching Engineering Graduate Schools by Using ASEE Profiles - STEW 202
  • Dr. Bruce A. Lindvall, Northwestern University
  • Researching Graduate Programs - STEW 214
  • Rachel Orbach, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Q&A for Engineering/Technology Panel Discussion - STEW 218
  • Moises Orozco Villicana, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Dagmar K. Beck, Rice University
  • Christian Balmaseda - Cornell Tech

 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm           Afternoon Activity

  • (See registration packet for locations and details.)

 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm           Welcome Dinners (Dress is casual.)

  • Engineering:  North and South Ballrooms, PMU
  • Interdisciplinary, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology:  Outside in the tent directly West of STEW, on the Memorial Mall

 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm         Billiards & Bowling Social, Rack & Roll, Purdue Memorial Union (PMU)

  • (Lower level - use the stairs by the exit facing the Grant Street Parking Garage) 

Monday, October 1, 2018

7:30 am – 11:30 am        Student Registration and Check-In - Purdue Memorial Union (PMU), Room 118

7:30 am - 8:30 am          Students only: Continental Breakfast - STEW 206

7:30 am – 9:30 am          Recruiter Check-In - Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) Room 118

  • Continental Breakfast in Terrace Room (just outside South Ballroom)

 8:30 am - 9:25 am         Keynote Address - Stewart Center (STEW) Fowler Hall

  • Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguish Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics, and International Agriculture, Purdue University

 9:25 am - 9:30 am           Break

 9:30 am - 12:00 pm         Graduate School Fair (Doors will open promptly at 9:30 am.) 

  • Purdue Memorial Union (PMU), North and South Ballrooms (Students enter through the South Ballroom's South doors.)
  • Purdue Memorial Union (PMU), East and West Main Lounges

 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm        Lunch

  • Students:  Lunch will be located in the tent directly west of STEW on the Memorial Mall.
  • Recruiters:  Lunch is on your own.  The $10 lunch voucher in your registration packet may be used at any restaurant on the lowest level of the Purdue Memorial Union (one floor down).  You may also eat with the students in the tent on the Memorial Mall.

 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm          Workshops, Stewart Center (STEW)

  • Career Planning During Graduate School - STEW 202
  • Amruta Inamdar, Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Navigating Campus Visits - STEW 214
  • Loren Bass, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Q&A for Science/Math Programs Panel Discussion - STEW 218
  • Molly Tiernan Bannow, University of Michigan
  • Elizabeth Tran, Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Stuart Ravnik, Ph.D., University of Texas, Southwestern
  • Emily Wertz, Carnegie Mellon University MCFS Program
  • Jim Musgrave, University of Michigan Medical School

 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm          Break

 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm          Workshops, Stewart Center (STEW)

  • Funding Your Graduate Studies - STEW 214
  • Melanie Morgan, Ph.D., Purdue University
  • How to Make Yourself Stand Out When Applying to Grad School Panel Discussion - STEW 218
  • Beth Leven, UC Berkeley College of Engineering
  • Stuart Ravnik, Ph.D., University of Texas, Southwestern
  • Michael Waldhier, Penn State University
  • Moises Orozco Villicana, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Emily Wertz, Carnegie Mellon University, MSCF Program
  • Denzil Streete, Ph.D., Yale University

 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm           Reception with Purdue Engineering Faculty 

  • East & West Faculty Lounges, 2nd Floor (PMU)
    (for prospective engineering students and guests)

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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