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.

Neuroscientist Eric Kandel never sold T-shirts with his face on them. But if he had, Peter Mercado-Reyes, a senior biochemistry major from Indianapolis, would have bought one and worn it with as much enthusiasm as a kid wearing a Superman or Batman shirt. Read more.

Plants have amazed Sasha Broadstone since she was very young. After graduating from Purdue, she took her affinity for plants one step further: she began using them to fight for the basic human right to fresh, healthy food. Read more.​

Destination Career: Alum sinks his teeth into global projects

Foreign study leads to fresh view of water

Growing up near the Cuyahoga River in Chagrin Falls, Ohio—a suburb of Cleveland—Nicole Solitro, a junior agricultural and biological engineering major, had an early desire to be involved in water conservation. Read more.

Outreach efforts make insect myths bug off

Study-abroad experience leads to job offer

Before her first semester at Purdue, Morgan Dawson embarked on her first study-abroad experience to Costa Rica. And she’s been opening her eyes to the world outside of Indiana ever since. Read more.

Greenhouse job cultivates opportunities

Junior volunteer helps tailgaters recycle

Saturdays on Purdue’s campus in the fall are great for tailgating, touchdowns, big bass drums and recycling. Recycling? That’s what fall Saturdays represent for Danielle McNeely, a junior agricultural and biological engineering major from Indianapolis. Read more.​

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