The Official Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association (OMEGA) was founded in 2003, with the mission of enhancing the student experience of Mechanical Engineering (ME) students at Purdue University.
All ME grad students at Purdue are automatically considered members of OMEGA. Throughout the year, OMEGA hosts a variety of social, academic, and professional development events intended to serve the needs of ME grad students, as well as representing ME grad students in university leadership settings.
OMEGA Focus Areas
The primary areas in which OMEGA seeks to serve the ME grad student population are:
Building social connections: OMEGA hosts a variety of social events, some in combination with other schools and/or departments, to help ME grad students build connections at Purdue.
Academic enhancement: to help students prepare for the ME Area Exams, OMEGA organizes study groups, and in the past has also facilitated events such as academic seminars.
Mentoring opportunities: OMEGA coordinates an annual mentoring program that pairs experience graduate students with incoming Masters and Ph.D. students, establishing social connections and helping new students transition to graduate school.
Resource guides: on this website, OMEGA publishes a collection of useful links and resources to assist graduate students in their study and personal lives.
Representing ME grad students: OMEGA strives to serve as a liaison between graduate students and ME department leadership, actively collecting feedback from ME grad students and communicating with ME and Purdue leadership. In addition, OMEGA has student representatives in leadership groups such as the Purdue Graduate Student Government (PGSG) to represent ME grad students' interests in these leadership settings.