IEEE Social Committee

The Social Committee of IEEE was founded back in 2016 with the goal to provide members with fun and creative events. Over its lifetime, it has hosted many events including paintball and go karts.

2017–2018 Events

IEEE Grad Student Night

Graduate students can be nearly invisible on campus, but IEEE certainly wants to give them something to do this summer. Come to Jake's Roadhouse on Wednesday, July 5th at 6:00 PM to commiserate over the grad student life, find out if graduate school in ECE is a good option for you, or hear from Dr. Joseph Rispoli about what it takes to graduate again. Jake's trivia follows afterwards.

Grad Student Night

2016–2017 Events


An IEEE vs ASME paintball game was held at the Paintball Barn in Attica, IN on Saturday, October 1st at 2:00 PM. This was a highlight of the IEEE member experience that allows members to vent some frustrations at committee leadership.

Paintball Game

IEEE Day 2016

IEEE Day is the more important IEEE-themed holiday (the second is the IEEE Honor Ceremony Day), held annually on the first Tuesday in October. It celebrates the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. For 2016, Purdue IEEE Student Branch celebrated by holding a relaxing game night for the members with pizza and homemade cotton candy. Those in attendance enjoyed playing games like Rocket League and Fibbage.

IEEE Day 2016

Kings Island Trip

The IEEE Social Committee tries to plan activities for members around during minor breaks. Some IEEE members who were on campus during October Break took a trip to Cincinatti, OH to visit Paramount Kings Island.

Kings Island

IEEE vs. HKN Flag Football Game and BBQ

The Nice Guys of Eta Kappa Nu Beta Chapter and the members of Purdue Univ-West Lafayette IEEE Student Branch have a traditional game of flag football held once a year in which the winner takes home a trophy made from a gigantic hard drive. The 2016 match took place in Picket Park on November 6th. Despite a well-contested match, HKN takes the trophy home again. In a show of unity, both teams joined each other for a barbebue with s'mores.

2016 IEEE vs. HKN Flag Football Game

Game and Pizza Night

Twenty-five friends and acquaintences in IEEE gathered on January 22nd, 2017 to play video games, challenge each other in board games, and eat pizza on a Sunday when the dining courts were closed.

Spring 2017 Game Night

Ice Skating

A few friends in IEEE drove down to the ice skating rink on Saturday, February 4th, 2017. A life behind textbooks might cause some mild muscle soreness when heading out on the ice.

Ice Skating

Go-Karting Trip

When school starts going by too fast, that means it is time to gear up for a race against fellow members on the track. A few members went down to Fastimes Indoor Karting, a track with performance go-karts with top speeds of 40 mph, in Indianapolis on April 1st, 2017. After a couple races, it was time for lunch at the nearby Steak 'n Shake.

Go-Karting Trip

Ice Cream Social

Ice cream certainly makes an IEEE General Assembly better. After technical committees spent the day in the MSEE Atrium showing off their accomplishments for the year, the whole IEEE membership gathered in EE 129 on the night of April 4th to look back on how far they have come over the course of the year and share memories with each other.

Spring Picnic

IEEE hosted a final picnic with free food on April 21st, 2017 as a way to keep calm as Dead Week loomed in the week ahead.

Spring Picnic

Movie Nights

Regular screenings of older films were hosted multiple times a month on campus and in member residences. Members gathered for outings to the local theater when current blockbusters were playing. Movie selections and watch times were decided by conversing with other members on #social and other channels on the Purdue IEEE Slack.

Exercise Groups

Some members liked gathering for night runs, rock climbing, and other activities to stay fit. Times and groups were formed by conversing with other members on #social and other channels on the Purdue IEEE Slack.