Destination Purdue

Destination Purdue is a magazine by and about our students. We feature stories about Purdue Agriculture undergraduates that were written by Purdue undergraduates. Check out our current stories or view our archives.

Danika Miller credits a rubber chicken with convincing her she picked the right college major. One day she was giving a demonstration about cross-contamination and the importance of hand washing before preparing food. Miller dusted the rubber chicken with a powder called Glow Germ, which glows under a black light, and passed the chicken around to all the students. Read more.​

On a typical morning, Allison Kingery glides calmly but swiftly from one station to the next in Purdue’s Ford Dining Court kitchen. Watching Kingery work, you might assume she was born to run a kitchen. Maybe, but it was a talent that took her a while to discover. Read more.

Fall 2015 Story

Freshman explores nature, writing in blog

Morgan Sussman grew up watching Steve Irwin’s The Crocodile Hunter TV show and said Irwin helped inspire her career goals. Sussman loved Irwin’s passion for exploring nature. But just as important, she also admired the way he shared his passion with others. Read more.

Fall 2015 Story

Research draws on entomologist’s beetle-mania

Carly Morris is completely fascinated with the power, abilities and survival of beetles. Beetles were alive during the dinosaur era, yet the extinction events that knocked out the dinosaurs didn’t kill the beetles. Read more.

On an evening that was great for a basketball game, Breanna Lawyer had one of the most rewarding experiences of her college career. Her teammates showed up at her apartment, and soon Lawyer and the whole team stood in front of a large crowd. Read more.

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