Exploring Engineering at Purdue

Explore Purdue Engineering during a college campus visit, specifically targeted toward women in their junior or senior year of high school!

Plan to schedule and attend two engineering major sessions and an engineering interest session. Discover resources, tools and connections from our current engineering students, professional staff and alumnae during the day and at our free networking luncheon. Cap off your visit by touring the engineering campus or a student dorm.

If you are looking for something extra to do on campus Sunday evening, October 18, 2020, join us! Check-in early, visit representatives from engineering clubs, organizations and majors. Take a tour through first-year engineering classrooms and EPICS lab space within Armstrong Hall.

We hope to see you at Exploring Engineering at Purdue - Boiler Up!

For more information, or questions about this program, contact Dawn Mikels at: djmikels@purdue.edu

Save the Date: Monday, October 19, 2020

Intended Agenda (EDT)

Check In (East Foyer, Stewart Center)

Welcome Session

First-Year Engineering Overview (all)

Admissions Overview (all)

*Engineering Session 1 (student)
Purdue Affordability (parent/guardian)
Q&A Session (parent/guardian)

*Click here to review the possibilities for your engineering session.

Professional Career Panels (all)

Student Panels (all)

Lunch Provided in Purdue Memorial Union (all)
Keynote Speaker (all)

*Engineering Session 2 (student)
Purdue Affordability (parent/guardian)
Q&A Session (parent/guardian)

*Click here to review the possibilities for your engineering session.

Choose one session for all to attend:

  • Global Engineering - Global Engineering Program and Partnerships (GEPP) provides opportunities to all engineering students of Purdue through global education initiatives that empower them to become leaders of engineering discover, engagement, and learning. The GEPP portfolio is made up of opportunities in the following areas: Study Abroad, Global Service Learning, Work Abroad, Global Research, Global Awareness at Home, and Global Scholarships.
  • Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - undergraduates learn real-world engineering skills by defining, designing, building, testing, deploying, and supporting engineering solutions assisting local community service and education organizations. This is a for-credit academic program.
  • Goss Scholars - provides First-Year Engineering students who have demonstrated scholastic excellence opportunities to engage with high achieving students in transformational educational experiences. It fosters a seamless academic and social adjustment for students as they delve into theoretical and practical applications and rewards of engineering as a profession.
  • Professional Practice (Co-Op)- several opportunities are available to experience this structured work practice. The traditional Co-Op program has been combined with a variety of work schedules. Our aim is to meet varying individual student needs with varying practical learning opportunities. Some of these new programs are based on traditional Co-Op experiences, and some are internships. 
  • Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) - earn academic credit while engaging in interdisciplinary and vertically-integrated (first-year through seniors) project teams working on authentic and extended (multi-semester) research and design projects related to active research areas of Purdue faculty members and design challenges.

Evaluations (all)

Choose one tour for all to attend:

  • Engineering Campus
  • Residence Hall

End of Program


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