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Student Organizations

There are student clubs in the EAPS department that offer a wide array of social and learning functions, including hiking trips and cookouts. These clubs are:


Purdue University Geological Society (PUGS)

The Purdue University Geological Society is a nonprofit student organization dedicated to the expansion and promotion of knowledge and education of the geologic sciences. In addition, the Purdue University Geological Society shall work with Purdue’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, as well as other Earth Science departments around the world to help further the development of the Earth Science field of study.

Advisor: Saad Haq


Purdue University Meteorological Association (PUMA)

The Purdue University Meteorological Association (PUMA) is an organization for all Purdue students who share a love an interest of atmospheric science. We are open to all students regardless of major. Our mission is to unite students as a family through social activities and educational opportunities.

Advisor: Alexandria Johnson


Planetary Science Socity at Purdue (PSSP)

The goal of the Planetary Science Society at Purdue (PSSP) is to provide a sense of community for students who are interested in planetary sciences. PUPS also provides encouragement and information about the future of planetary sciences.  The goal is to increase awareness of and the interdisciplinary nature of planetary sciences.

Advisor: Briony Horgan



Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Graduate Student Association focuses on providing the graduate students of the department with professional, social, and outreach opportunities throughout the academic year. EAPS GSA hosts social events like Fall Fest and sporting events. Professional development workshops are held to teach software and communication skills. In terms of outreach, the group collaborates with organizations in West Lafayette and Lafayette, such as Imagination Station and West Lafayette Parks and Recreation. The efforts of EAPS GSA meets monthly to plan events and update graduate students on the ongoings of the EAPS department, the Graduate School, the College of Science, and Purdue University.

Advisor: Andy Freed


Women in Science Program (WISP)

The goal of WISP is to implement programming and facilitate relationships with upper class peers and faculty members that help retain women in the College of Science. WISP is designed so that faculty and peers serve as role models, offer support, and recommend strategies to contribute to the success of first year students.  The program is designed to facilitate relationships, share information, and provide support that enhances the professional identity of women in science.

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