Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Agricultural intelligence: Sensor gives farmers more accurate read on plant health, provides valuable crop data

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 University News Story

A Purdue University professor has built an innovative handheld sensor that gives plant scientists and farmers a more precise way of measuring the health of crops while gathering up-to-the-minute data that state and federal officials and others will fin…

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Booths at the Career Fair

Agricultural Career Fair Showcases Great Demand

Monday, October 8th, 2018

By Chad Campbell Purdue University’s College of Agriculture Fall Career Fair provides students and employers a one-of-a-kind opportunity. “We’ve been told by recruiters across the nation that we may not be the largest fair, but we are the best as far as students being prepared,” said Sherrelyn Meyer, Purdue’s assistant director of Career Services. The…

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College of Agriculture hits milestone undergrad enrollment

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture welcomed 2,803 undergraduate students this fall, marking its largest undergraduate enrollment since 1980. Hoosier students make up 76 percent of those enrolled, and 60 percent are female students.

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Purdue ABE program ranked #1 for eighth consecutive year

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Purdue’s Agricultural Biological Engineering Program (ABE) is ranked first in its category by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year. ABE’s graduate program was ranked first earlier this year for the 10th time in the past 11 years. Karen Plaut, Purdue’s Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, addressed the department’s accomplishment. “To…

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Purdue ABE program ranked No. 1 for eighth consecutive year

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue’s Agricultural Biological Engineering Program (ABE) is ranked first in its category by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year. ABE’s graduate program was ranked first earlier this year for the 10th time in the past 11 years.

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Invisible friends: Startup developing software to help understand vast data of microbiomes to solve world problems

Friday, September 7th, 2018 University News Story

A Purdue University-affiliated startup is developing an intelligent software platform aimed at helping biologists to use microbes, the microscopic organisms that live in, on and around humans, plants, animals and more to cure diseases, improve crops an…

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Purdue partners with African Development Bank to host first ever Scale Up Conference

Friday, August 10th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University will host the Scale Up Conference on Sept. 25-27 to address how the large scale adoption of technologies can shift agricultural innovations from research institutions into the developing world. The conference offers a one-of-a-kind op…

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AgrAbility honored by National Black Farmers Association

Monday, July 9th, 2018 University News Story

The National Black Farmers Association has presented its Partner of the Year Award to the National AgrAbility Project, based at Purdue University.

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Purdue receives $1.8 million from DOE to solve biorefinery blockages

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 University News Story

One of the biggest problems facing biorefinery operations is the flow of biomass into and throughout facilities. Lignocellulosic biomass, often made up of post-harvest agricultural materials such as corn stover and soybean hulls, often accumulates and …

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Simulations show how beta-amyloid may kill neural cells

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 University News Story

Beta-amyloid peptides, protein fragments that form naturally in the brain and clump into plaques in Alzheimer’s disease patients, are thought to be responsible for neuron death, but it hasn’t been clear how the substances kill cells. Now, a Purdue University scientist has shown through computer simulations that beta-amyloid may accumulate to kill neural cells by boring holes into them.

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