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NAESC 2017 Information

About
About:
The NAESC National Conference gathers 300+ students from engineering student councils across the country together for leadership development, council chats, and professional exposure. NAESC conferences have been used as a good opportunity for students and companies alike to connect with one another personally and professionally through company-led seminars and planned networking times. In addition, the conference Council Chats allow for all the different councils to exchanges ideas and communicate the ways they have been able to promote student success. Some topics for these include engineering outreach, faculty engagement, Engineers Week events, and career fairs!

The National Association of Engineering Student Councils (NAESC) was established in 1983 by students from the Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC) as an avenue for Engineering Student Councils from around the United States to communicate and share ideas to be more effective organizations at their home schools. With this, NAESC works to:
- Facilitate communications among member councils,
- Promote engineering education,
- Organize programs and events,
- Provide a resource of information about engineering student activities, and
- Serve as a collective voice for engineering student councils.

Within the past years, PESC's Industrial Roundtable has been awarded Event of the Year by NAESC multiple times because the job fair is one of the largest events of its kind and has become a standard for other student-run organizations at campuses across the country. Most recently, NAESC awarded PESC with Best Council in the Nation in 2014.
Registration
Registration:
Registration for NAESC 2017 is now open! To register online, click here.


Early registration closes Friday, January 20th, 2017. Standard registration closes Friday, March 3rd, 2017. Late registration, along with an applicable fee, ends Friday, March 10th.

Please note that there is a full refund if cancelling up to February 17th, 5pm EST. If cancellation occurs after February 17th, only 50% of payment is refunded. After March 3rd, there will be no refund and payment in full is still required.

Late registration and relating fees begin Friday, March 3rd, 5pm EST and ends Friday, March 10th, 5pm EST. No school may register for the event after 5pm EST on this date. To ensure your school's attendance at the conference, please register promptly.
Schedule
Schedule:
Friday, March 31st
Corporate Breakfast
Industry Tours
Etiquette Lunch
Company Seminars
Dinner in Ross Ade Stadium

Saturday, April 1st
Engineering Breakfast
Engineering Activities
Leadership Lunch
Council Chats
Regional Meetings
Awards Banquet in Indianapolis
Locations
Locations:
The NAESC 2017 National Conference will be held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Check in will be at the Purdue Memorial Union (101 N Grant St, West Lafayette, IN 47907).

Industry Tours:
-Caterpillar
-Cook Research Incorporated
-Evonik
-Purdue Airport and Aviation
-Purdue Discovery Park
-Purdue Research Park
-Subaru

Purdue Locations:
-Ford Dining Court
-Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
-Purdue Memorial Union
-Ross Ade Stadium Shively Club

Lastly, the Saturday night banquet will be held at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis!
Transportation
Transportation Recommendations:
Unfortunately, transportation to Purdue University is not provided for the NAESC National Conference. However, there are various methods that can be useful in getting to Purdue.

Driving:
I-65 runs directly through Lafayette, and is the quickest way to get to Purdue from anywhere North or South. Purdue University is only about a 15 minute drive away once off the highway.

Flying:
Both the Indianapolis Airport and Chicago O'Hare Airport are close to Purdue University. However, we recommend the Indianapolis Airport as it is about a 1.25 hour drive to Purdue, whereas O'Hare is close to a 3 hour drive. Both options have many shuttles that run between the airport and Purdue University.

Indianapolis Airport:
Star of America
Lafayette Limo

Chicago O'Hare Airport:
Lafayette Limo
EAC Shuttle
Reindeer Shuttle


(Note: Check in will be at the Purdue Memorial Union: 101 N Grant St, West Lafayette, IN 47907)
Awards Packets
Awards Packet Submissions:
We love to acknowledge all of the hard work that attending councils have done on their campuses, and we will be doing so through giving council awards at the 2017 NAESC National Conference! Attached here is more specific information on what awards will be announced at the Conference awards banquet.

Feel free to have as many members as needed collaborate on responses for the awards packet! However, please only submit one awards packet per attending school. Submissions will be available between the dates of Saturday, March 11th and Saturday, March 25th. We ask that you submit a PDF copy of responses to the form found at the following link: http://www.purdueesc.org/naesc2017/information/awards/. Please include the name of your University in the document name.

Note: The link above will not display a form before Saturday, March 11th or after 5pm EST on Saturday, March 25th.
Contact
Contact:
The NAESC 2017 National Conference is run by a committee of eight students from the Purdue Engineering Student Council. If you have any particular questions concerning this event, please feel free to contact us:
email: pescnaesc@ecn.purdue.edu
phone: 765.496.2660

Director: Allison Gruninger
Corporate Relations: Connie Cannizzaro, Lucy Dimond, and Fernando Escribens
Programming: Carlo Alviar, Scott Lenz, and Morgan Roth
Facilities: Amy Ham and Ben Walters
Registration: Matthew Eustace and Josh Geiser