Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI) students in the lab.

Purdue summer institute provides students with hands-on research experience in plant sciences

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

For most students, summer is a time to kick back, relax, and forget about the stress of school. But for 18 Indiana high schoolers and eight Purdue undergraduates, this summer meant science. ​Purdue’s Molecular Agriculture Summer Institutes (MASI) allow students to investigate plant and life sciences and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines by…

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Improved air quality research software to help reduce emissions, pollution

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University researchers are developing an on-site computer and software system that could provide a more flexible, high-quality and user-friendly way to conduct agriculture-based air quality research to better understand and limit emission and po…

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Beginning Farmer Veterans to tour Crowl Cattle

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 University News Story

Military veterans, active service members and their families are invited to join the Indiana Beginning Farmer program for a workshop and tour of the Crowl Cattle beef farm in Lafayette on Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Purdue research team aims to improve food safety and health care around the world

Monday, July 24th, 2017 University News Story

Brighter days are ahead as a team of researchers applies the use of light and other technologies to better the world’s health care, food safety, and biosecurity systems.

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Purdue ag technology researchers part of winning hackathon team

Monday, July 10th, 2017 University News Story

Two researchers in Purdue University’s Open Ag Technologies and Systems (OATS) Group were part of the five-member winning team at the Nutreco Agrivision Hackathon, an international competition to promote the potential of data and technology innovation in livestock farming.

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Alum driven to help developing farmers

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

By Cameron Mann David Wilson once watched an Ethiopian farmer thresh his barley harvest using three oxen. Wilson was amazed at the hard work the farmer poured into working on his crop that hot August day. “It was so eye-opening seeing this farmer and talking to him about the struggles he faces,” Wilson said. “Seeing…

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Researcher cleans up in soybean contest

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

By Cameron Mann Xuan Luo can often be found in the lab. In her white coat and goggles, she stirs up new ideas for soybeans. Testing new ideas and achieving success are what excite Luo most about working in a lab. In fact, Luo has discovered her passion for innovation in a Purdue lab. “I…

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Team of faculty who are working on an extrusion machine that will work in Africa and on Mars.

Mars technology creates solutions in Africa

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

A group of eight to 10 women can spend a single day grinding grain into flour, combining it with water and painstakingly forming the mixture into the tiny pellets that make up couscous, a staple food in some African countries such as Niger and Burkina Faso. When they’re finished, they may have about 20-30 kg…

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