Three simple ingredients along with a casting mold that created a substitute for mulch and rubber playground turf took the $20K grand prize in the 28th annual Student Soybean Innovation Competition sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance.READ MORE
Purdue Receives Over $2.8 Million In USDA/NIFA Funding for National AgrAbility, Indiana AgrAbility Projects
Agricultural and Biological Engineering’s AgrAbility Program has received $2,124,000 in funding for their National AgrAbility Project as well as $720,000 for the Indiana AgrAbility Project from the United States Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture.READ MORE
Purdue University’s Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) Graduate Program has again ranked #1 in its category in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools. The ABE graduate and undergraduate programs have consistently received top ranking over the last decade.READ MORE
Caitlin Proctor, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, wants to know what well owners in rural Indiana think about their water quality. Instead of searching for funds outside of the university to conduct such a study, Proctor will use a grant unique to the Purdue College of Agriculture to survey well owners and to study the well water’s microbiome.READ MORE
Rovers patrol rows of crops and drones monitor from above on farms across the U.S. But to realize the full potential of digital agriculture, these systems need to become much more efficient, scalable, and resilient.
Data engineering expert Somali Chaterji is pursuing these advances with support from a National Science Foundation Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate (CISE) CAREER Award.READ MORE
In the annual report recording nationwide grain dust bin explosions, seven incidents were reported in 2021, down from eight in 2020.READ MORE
“I was the kid who opened things up and looked inside,” said Hassan Assaf, recalling his childhood in Beirut, Lebanon. His curiosity later evolved into an interest in designing new products.
Assaf enrolled at the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in mechatronic engineering.READ MORE
Six student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the fall 2021 sports season.READ MORE
Pen-side test for bovine respiratory disease may save cattle industry millions, reduce antibiotic use
Sous-vide cooking inspired an idea that took promising technology out of the lab and into the barn. Researchers at Purdue University successfully developed an on-site bovine respiratory disease test that provides results within an hour.
The team of researchers has been steadily advancing the point-of-care technology to address the disease, which is the most common and costly disease affecting cattle in the world.READ MORE
After decades in pursuit of plant cellular signaling, a researcher returns to questions raised by his early work — now equipped with advanced technology and the establishment of a $12.5 million institute.
In 1998, a Purdue University study challenged conventional thoughts about what triggered a plant’s response to infection and helped open the door to a new era of chemical signaling research. Now a scientist involved in that collaborative study hopes to answer the very questions his early research raised through a new National Science Foundation–Biological Integration Institute program.READ MORE
In September, the College of Agriculture announced 10 faculty members who will serve as Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ambassadors. Their role is to encourage and guide members of the college interested in taking their research and innovations out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.READ MORE
Modern agricultural tractors contain so much cutting-edge technology, they rival even the latest spacecraft. But the back end is still old-school, relying largely on fossil fuels. So any optimization in tractor efficiency is a huge win for the environment.
With this in mind, Purdue University researchers have undertaken a $3.2 million Department of Energy project to optimize the hydraulic systems that connect tractors and implements.READ MORE
On Monday, September 20th, Governor Holcomb’s office released the official list of appointees to the Indiana Wetlands Taskforce as required by Senate Enrolled Act 389. The list includes a representative from Purdue’s Center for the Environment, Sara McMillan, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering(ABE) and convener of the Water Challenges research area.READ MORE
A new tool finds hidden connections across industrial sectors and identifies opportunities to reduce waste and lower carbon emissions by mapping the physical economy for a region.
“The climate and the economy are too important for us to make mistakes,” said Shweta Singh, the interdisciplinary scientist at Purdue University who developed the tool. “This tool provides a big-picture view and allows policymakers and industry to plug in a potential change and see the results. Those involved can virtually test different options before making a decision.”READ MORE
“When I started in Purdue Agriculture as a freshman I never imagined I’d be returning to this school, seven years later, as a student trustee,” Mark Gee said.
Gee, who is pursuing his master’s degree in agricultural and biological engineering (ABE), was appointed as student member to the Purdue University Board of Trustees in June. In this role, Gee speaks for concerns most pressing to the student body and has an equal vote on all actions taken by the board.
Purdue University’s Agricultural Biological Engineering (ABE) undergraduate program has earned the number one ranking in its category in the annual U.S. News & World Report undergraduate program rankings for the eleventh consecutive year. U.S. News also ranked Purdue’s ABE graduate program number one earlier this year. The department includes 382 undergraduate and 191 graduate students.READ MORE
When the COVID-19 pandemic began and the technologies necessary to combat it came into focus, testing was immediately identified as being top on the list.
Mohit Verma, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering (ABE), had been working for years on developing a diagnostic tool to detect Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) in cattle using nasal swabs. Verma and his colleagues identified nucleic acids specific to different pathogens that cause the disease and developed a paper-based testing device that was cheap to manufacture, accessible and accurate.
Twelve student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for their academic excellence during the 2020-21 school year. In total, 85 Boilermakers earned the honor, setting a record for the university.READ MORE
Eight student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the spring sports season, helping the university reach a record 92 recipients. A total of 256 student-athletes received the honor in 2020-21, another record.READ MORE