Points of Pride
Agricultural Research at Purdue is a dynamic, vibrant
community of researchers, supportive administration and staff, graduate
students, and many diverse partners. We take great pride in these individuals as
well as the projects and programs they have helped to create. Here are just a few
of our recent achievers and achievements:
- Agricultural Research at Purdue claims two recent laureates
of the prestigious World Food Prize.
Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics, received
the 2009 prize for developing sorghum hybrids that have enhanced the food
supply of hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Professor
Emeritus Philip Nelson won the prize in 2007 for innovative breakthrough
technologies that revolutionized the food industry in large-scale storage and
transportation of fresh fruit and vegetables using bulk aseptic food
- Jian-Kang Zhu, Professor of Horticulture and Biochemistry, received
one of the highest honors accorded to scientists with his election to the National Academy of Sciences for
distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
- In 2012, U.S. News
& World Report ranked both the undergraduate and graduate programs in
Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue number one in the nation.
- The Institute of
International Education named Purdue second among U.S. public universities
in international student enrollment.
- According to the SC10
supercomputing conference rankings, Purdue’s supercomputers are among the most
powerful high-performance computing systems in the world.
- In The Wall Street
Journal’s most recent (2010) job
recruiter rankings, corporate recruiters ranked Purdue fourth nationally in
preparing its students to enter the workforce.