Adam Williams, Senior, Chemical Engineering

When asked about Purdue's Minority Engineering Program (MEP), Adam stated: “MEP was my pathway to Purdue.” Attending Purdue’s Engineering Academic Boot Camp (ABC), the summer before his freshman year, assisted him in making his transition to a global classroom and a different cultural climate.

“Everyone became an extension of my family. Seeing familiar faces across campus to study with, connect with, and attend Purdue activities with made the university feel like a home away from home.” Adam is a social activist and was involved in MEP throughout his studies at Purdue. He tutored Chemistry in the Academic Success Center, was the Programs Chair for the Purdue Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Philanthropy Chair for Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Inc. Adam also completed two internship rotations with Kimberly-Clark and a third internship with Chevron — expanding his professional skills.

His advice to incoming students is, “Get involved with MEP and build your network to the broader Purdue community.” 

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