Hey! My name is Abhinav Agrawal and I am from New Delhi, India. Currently I am in First Year Engineering here at Purdue and I think of pursuing Civil Engineering with focus on Structural and Environmental Engineering. I also want to minor in Environmental and Ecological Engineering. I want to be a Senator for College of Engineering as I think that will help me give back to the engineering community here at Purdue and help me be the representative for the engineering community at the PSG Senate and help me achieve my personal goals of developing strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
I would help in organizing Inter-School events like fests, socials and competitions within College of Engineering and would help in bringing issues and problems to the concerned authorities. Also I would like to address the issue of creating awareness of different engineering majors and the scope in all engineering disciplines.
My name is Haoran Wang and my friends like to call me William. Came from China and chose to continue education at Purdue University – it has been the best decision I have made thus far. After spending two years participating in the campus activities, I decide to become more involved. Love refitting vehicles, shooting micro film and being a service event volunteer. Lastly, hope to continue campus involvement and make a difference as a student senator!
Vote for Haoran Wang, making a difference.
Leading with the Purdue Student Government
It is a pleasure for me to have a chance to participate in the campaign of the Purdue Student Government. We have an incredibly diverse slate of candidates: we are truly uniting Purdue. All candidates are truly wise, passionate, and want to make some difference for the future of this campus.
I have strong ideas on how to create an environment of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship that helps students get the best educational and professional opportunities. As an engineering student, I will concern how to provide engineering students a better study experience. As an international student, I will devote to promoting the campus diversity. All in all, I am committed to representing students’ best interests in the university administration, local, and state government.
Leading for student rights
My experience as a leader in the Undergraduate Chinese Association has given me the opportunity to practice my leadership skills and helped me to develop effective interpersonal and communication abilities. During my time at Purdue University, I have been intensely involved locally promoting the exchange among different cultures.
When Purdue University announced the increase of international student fees without any input from affected students, I collaborated with several student organizations to hold a protest. The protest was successful, and the university is committed to report the manner in which the fees are used.
Here are some of the policies I pledge to personally support as a Student Senator:
Provide engineering students a better study experience. There are four main parts can be improved: courses, exams and homework, schedule and community.
- Increase ENGR 131\ENGR132’s credit hours. The two classic first year engineering classes deserve more than 2 credit hours.
- Update the questions (especially homework questions) of ENGR131, ENGR132. Some questions have been used for many years which are outdated; some questions are not stated clearly, which leads to misunderstanding.
- Provide more open lab hours. Having more open labs can help student have a more flexible schedule and can manage their time better.
- Offer more topics for final design. My senior friends complain there are few choices for their final design and sometime they don’t like the topic at all. I will advocate that offer more topics to the final design or even open topics.
II. Exams and homework:
- 1. Make the exams distributed more reasonable. Sometimes important exams are back to back, which makes students cannot do well on both. Have a one day break at least between two exams.
- 2. Weight homework more of overall grade. Only a few exams cannot reflect the actually ability of the student.
- 3. Provide out of class exam reviews held by professor or TAs. Though the directly guides given by professors and TAs, student will have a more efficient review, which will help them get better grades.
- 4. Increase real world type problems in homework. It helps the knowledge we learned applies to the real world.
- 1. Extend library open hours, especially weekend open hours. The current schedule cannot meet the demand of a significant number of people.
- 2. Increase more non-class lab hours in mechanical engineering building. The labs in mechanical engineering building are always used for classes. Only few period open to the public.
- 1. Increase the ratio of advisor to student. Some engineering majors, like ME and ECE, have huge amount students, more advisors will help each student gains more care.
- 2. Enlarge the engineering learning community. Expand the great method so that it will affect more students.
- 3. Provide more parking lots near the engineering building area. A lot of student study at engineering buildings so late but there are only few parking lots around the entire engineering area.
- 4. Offer more food in engineering buildings. So people do more work in the buildings.
- 5. Classify the emails. This will avoid spamming and missed important emails receiving from their advisors/administration that get disregarded.
Commit to the campus diversity. Diversity is one of the most proud characters of Purdue community.
- 1. Work with the university to strengthen the interactive between international students and the local community that can benefit both sides. Hold more activities like the upcoming Purdue 360.
- 2. Set up a scholarship for international students. Their outstanding academic performance is also worth to praising.
- 3. Encourage creating international internship and co-op opportunities for all students. This will boost the students’ resume and alleviate the employment pressure in the United States.
- 4. Track the increased international student fee. Know how it will be used.
- 5. Track the process of Asian and Asian American Culture Center establishment.
I am not afraid to stand up for what is right. I will fight to make a difference that will give a better future to every boilermaker. I will foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship that ensures students get the best educational and professional opportunities.
Hello! I’m Jordan Leising and I’m a sophomore in Industrial Engineering. I’m born and raised in Indiana and went to high school in a small town called Bluffton. While here at Purdue, I’ve been involved in the Purdue Engineering Student Council, University Residential Life, and Purdue Catholic Students. I’m really excited about the opportunity to represent the engineering population about important issues on our campus.
I have strong fascination to bring a change for the welfare of students I can contribute my best to both, academics and extra-curricular activities arena. My objective is to obtain a challenging position in the senate. My goals are relatively simple – to put in sustained and sincere effort to absorb the maximum knowledge from the best in the field. It may be a little early in the day to talk of long-term goals. My immediate goals are to be involved with the latest and bring a positive change…..
I strongly believe that together we can make the difference. TODAY PURDUE, TOMORROW THE WORLD.