American Association of Engineers of Indian Origin opens chapter in Purdue University

Inagurating the chapter of AAEIO, Purdue Indian Engineering students seen here cutting the ceremonial ribbon. Photo: AAEIO

The American Association of Engineers of Indian (AAEIO) inaugurated its Engineering student chapter in Purdue University in Indiana recently.

Engineering Dean Dr. Arvind Raman Officially Inaugurated the chapter along with Gladson Varghese President of AAEIO, Dr. Venkatesh Merwade, professor of Civil Engineering and Faculty Advisor to this organization. Dr. D.H.R. Sarma, director of IP Protection. Twenty-two members of Student Executive Board of the AAEIO- Purdue Engineering and more than 200 attendees were present at the chapter inauguration.

Others present included Heidi Arola, Director of Global Partnerships, Gaurav Chobe, President AAEIO-Purdue student organization, Dr. Promod Vohra, Former Dean of Engineering Northern Illinois University. Rajinder Bir Singh Mago, treasurer of AAEIO, Raju Chinthala, advisor to Governor of Indiana.

AAEIO–Purdue student president Gaurav Chobe, an alumnus of IIT Hyderabad, welcomed attendees and requested the students to become members of this organization.

Attendees at the AAEIO- Purdue University Indian Engineering students inauguration of chapter, pose for a photo. Photo: AAEIO

A recipient of many awards, Dr. Arvind Raman, a graduate of IIT Delhi, in his inaugural speech, said he was delighted to see an Indian engineers organization formed at this 50,000-plus student prestigious institution. He said Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges.

Varghese is also an Alumnus of Purdue University, who did his Masters in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in Operations Management, said starting a chapter at Purdue was a “dream come true” for him.  He said, Purdue alumnus Neil Armstrong took his famous “big step” into history as the first human to set foot on the moon. And in 1972, Eugene Cernan, another Purdue alumnus, became the last to step on the lunar surface.

He thanked Arola and Chobe for working hard and forming the chapter.  Dr. Promod Vohra, Board of Director and former Dean of Engineering at Northern Illinois University, outlined the Mission and Vision of AAEIO. Mago mentioned the benefits to students of joining AAEIO.

Dr. Merwade Dr. Sarma, Arola and Chinthala gave felicitation speeches.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here