Student Resources

From scholarships to student clubs to personal advising, find all of the opportunities available to you as a PNW engineering student!


Our advising goal is to ensure your academic success as well as establish the path to a rewarding career.

Bill Baginski

Bill Baginski

Academic and Student Success Advisor

(219) 989-4122

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Hammond, GYTE 171C

Kristyn Akert

Kristyn Akert

Academic and Student Success Advisor

(219) 989-2277

Gyte 171

  • clarify life and career goals,
  • assess individual academic abilities,
  • develop suitable educational plans,
  • select appropriate courses and complementary educational experiences,
  • interpret institutional requirements,
  • enhance awareness of available educational resources (such as internship opportunities, honors, and tutoring programs),
  • evaluate progress toward established goals,
  • assist you in completing degree requirements in a timely manner,
  • seek out and use support services in the institution and the community.


PNW offers a variety of scholarships to recognize achievement and provide financial assistance.

See Scholarship Options

School of Engineering

  • Eugene M. Shorb Scholarship
  • Presnak Engineering Scholarship
  • Women in Engineering Scholarship

Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

  • Mechanical and Civil Engineering Summer Engineering Scholarship
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Scholarship
  • The Enbridge Energy Pipeline Awareness Scholarship

Student Clubs

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AeroSolar Engineering Club
The Purdue University Northwest Aerosolar Engineering Club (PNWAEC) is the premiere club on campus for talented engineering students.

ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers)
The ASHRAE Student Chapter (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) provides access to new technologies; offers professional development opportunities; creates opportunities for networking; and hosts career development programs.

American Society of Civil Engineers
The Purdue University Northwest ASCE student chapter is nationally recognized and aims to provide student members with opportunities to learn, network and compete in regional ASCE student competitions such as the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge competitions.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The objective of ASME at PNW is to advance and disseminate knowledge of theory and practice of mechanical engineering, the presentation of proper perspective of engineering work and the opportunity to become acquainted with personnel and activities of the Society as well as to promote professional awareness and fellowship.

IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
The IEEE club provides members with a wide range of information pertaining to the fields of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

IEEE – Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)
The honor society of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) promotes excellence in the profession and in education with ideals of Scholarship, Character and Attitude; and promotes professional accomplishment, service to others, and leadership development for students and professionals in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and other IEEE fields of interest.

National Society of Black Engineers
The mission of Purdue Northwest’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of black engineers who succeed professionally, excel academically and positively impact the community.

PNW Motorsports Formula SAE
Formula SAE revolves around designing, funding, manufacturing and racing a formula style, open-wheel race car. Our organization encompasses engineering, technology, finance, marketing and many more majors.

Purdue NW Baja Racing
Purdue NW Baja Racing is about more than engineering and manufacturing. It’s an adventure for all PNW students. A cross-functional team of students gets together to lead, plan and implement solutions to problems that face the selected project.

SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)
SHPE encourages members to seek leadership opportunities to better prepare themselves for the workplace. To do this, many opportunities are generated within the chapter itself to facilitate the growth of future leaders. PNW SHPE chapter aids in the academic and career development of both Hispanic & non-Hispanic students within STEM fields at Purdue Northwest.

SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
We inform young women, their parents, counselors and the general public about the qualifications and achievements of women in engineering and the opportunities available to them.

Tech Recommendations for New Engineering Students

Computer/Laptop Minimum Specs:

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-8265U (4 Core / 6MB / 1.6GHz) or equivalent AMD
  • Memory: 8–16GB
  • Storage: 256+GB
  • Dimensions: 13-inch Screen
  • Ethernet Adapter
  • Webcam (either embedded or external)

Software/Tech Notes:

  • Computer-Aided Drawing software such as SolidWorks is not supported on Apple products.
  • Engineering courses including the first-year math courses utilize graphing calculators. The following calculator options will serve well: TI 83, TI 83 Plus, TI 86, TI 89, or TI-36X Pro.