Callouts, Research

Learn about Graduate School – Free Events from Purdue Engineering

I am excited to let you know about two upcoming (FREE!) opportunities to learn more about graduate school and paid summer research at Purdue Engineering!

1. Purdue Engineering GradTrack ScholarsApplication Deadline May 14, 2021

If you are an underrepresented student in engineering and interested in learning more about graduate school, then this online mentoring cohort is for you!

GradTrack Details: Monthly online meetings (1.5 hrs each) from August 2021 – April 2022 (see dates on website)

  • Engage in presentations and conversations that demystify graduate school, summer research programs, and the application process.
  • Learn from mentors who are current Purdue Engineering BIPOC graduate students.
  • Be part of a supportive and limited cohort.
  • Finish the program with completed documents for a competitive graduate school or summer research application.

Learn more and apply by May 14th at:

2. Purdue Engineering ShowcaseJoin our mailing list here.

Save the date for October 3-4, 2021. Meet Purdue Engineering Graduate Programs and Faculty, and learn about both graduate research and summer undergraduate research programs at Purdue. Free, online, and interactive. Sign up for our mailing list to receive event updates and be notified when registration opens.

Learn more at: If you have questions, please email any member of our team at

Jobs, Research

Research Assistant Opportunity

Dear Purdue Undergraduate Students,

The Purdue Puentes Project (PPP) is a research study focused on Latino youth and mothers in farmworker families in Indiana. This five-year study is led by Dr. Yumary Ruiz (Dept. of Public Health) and Dr. Zoe Taylor (Dept. of Human Dev. & Family Studies) funded by the National Institute of Minority Health Disparities. We will be collecting data with youth and their mothers that focuses on mental and physical health, adjustment, and resilience.

We are looking for summer research assistants and would like for you to consider working on our team! Research Assistants may receive research credits and/or paid opportunities. Minimum weekly commitment is 15 hours, but hours may vary case by case. Research assistants will help with data collection (such as administering surveys), conduct one-on-one interviews with youth participants, assist with recruitment, and other tasks.

We encourage interested students to reach out directly to Michelle Ramirez, the PPP Project Manager, at

Please send us your CV/resume as well as a couple of paragraphs explaining 1) Why you are interested in working with the Purdue Puentes Project team. 2) Your specific skills such as Spanish level, experience working with families or other research experiences, communication skills etc; and 3) Your availability over the summer (dates and hours per week) and whether you would be interested in taking research credits in the fall to continue working with us.

As we hope to get our team together by the end of the semester, we will start accepting students soon. Please email us before April 5th, although we will consider applicants who contact us after that date as well.

Please let us know if you are interested in joining the Purdue Puentes Project!

Michelle Ramirez
Project Manager
Purdue Puentes Project

Callouts, Jobs, Research

AAMP UP Your Summer!

If you are an undergraduate STEM student looking for research this summer, consider “amping” up your summer with the first annual Advancing Army Modernization Priorities- Undergraduate Program at Purdue University! It is a 10-week program based on a collaboration between the U.S. Army and Purdue to conduct exciting, novel research on energetic materials, based in the Purdue Energetic Research Center (PERC).  We are looking for multiple STEM majors, including but not limited to:

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Graphics Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

For more information about the program, including housing and student stipends, please see flyer:

Important dates:

  • May 22- August 2, 2021- AAMP UP ‘21 Program
  • March 25, 2021- Application Deadline

PERC Information: Energetic Materials at Purdue – YouTube

AAMP UP Program Application Link: AAMP UP ’21 APPLICATION

Minimum Program Requirements: All applicants must be a US Person as defined by the United States government; no current military affiliation is required.

COVID 19 Policy

This program is an in-person research experience at Purdue University’s campus in West Lafayette, IN. The complete COVID protocol from Protect Purdue and the state of Indiana will be followed at all times.