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Jake Halpern

Nuclear Engineering | 2023

Pennsylvania

Jake is a junior in Nuclear Engineering from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, about an hour north of Philadelphia. Along with PFSB, he is involved in Purdue Student Engineering Foundation, which is an organization that gives tours to prospective engineering students, and American Nuclear Society. He also plays the tuba in Purdue’s concert bands, and can frequently be found at the CoRec weightlifting in his spare time. In the future, Jake hopes to go to graduate school for a PhD, where he hopes to research plasma physics to help solve the world’s energy and space propulsion needs. As a member of the PFSB Philanthropy committee, he hopes to educate Purdue students on the importance of private giving through the “Why Give” initiative.