Coming to Purdue, Clayton Hicks had much of his academic plans figured out. What he did not bank on, however, was carrying them out in the College of Agriculture or receiving the France Cordova Leadership Award. Presented to graduating undergraduate or graduate students who have demonstrated success, integrity, influence and vision in leadership roles, the Cordova Leadership Award honors one male and one female student annually.READ MORE
Clint Chapple’s furnace was on the fritz. He was driving back to campus in a rainstorm after meeting the repairman, and he ignored his ringing phone. “I don’t know anyone in Los Angeles, so I figured it was spam and I didn’t answer the call.” he says.READ MORE
Fruit flies serve as the model to study the human retina for the team led by Vikki Weake, Department of Biochemistry professor. Learn more about this groundbreaking research.READ MORE
On April 27, the College of Agriculture honored students during the annual Spring Awards Banquet. The in-person event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs.READ MORE
That cherry flavor you enjoy in candy and soda is likely a combination of aromatic and flavor compounds discovered through study of plants in laboratories far from cherry trees. It and the sweet scent of your almond extract may actually be courtesy of a petunia flower.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
A Purdue team is seeking to increase diversity within the graduate programs in the colleges of agriculture, pharmacy and science by visiting University of Puerto Rico (UPR) campuses. Elizabeth Tran, professor of biochemistry, leads the project and a team that includes Mark C. Hall (Biochemistry), Andrea Kasinsky (Biology), Tony Hazbun (Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology), and graduate student Zulaida Soto Vargas (Biology).READ MORE
“My research keeps me awake at night,” said Trevor Boram. “But in a good way.”
Boram, a Ph.D. candidate in biochemistry, began his collegiate career at Indiana University East. There, a faculty mentor who completed a postdoc at Purdue encouraged Boram to apply to graduate school in West Lafayette.READ MORE
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
“When I came to the U.S., I traveled here alone,” Ogechukwu Ezenwa, a senior biochemistry student, recalled. “I remember calling my mom and telling her I wanted to come back home, everything here was different. But she encouraged me to keep pushing through, and I did.”READ MORE
During the annual Spring Awards Banquet, the College of Agriculture honored students, faculty and staff. The virtual event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs. The following faculty and staff were honored during the event.READ MORE
On April 22, the College of Agriculture honored some of the year’s most outstanding students, faculty and staff during the annual Spring Awards Banquet. The virtual event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs.READ MORE
Three student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the winter sports season. They were among 68 Purdue student-athletes to earn the title across the university.
To qualify for Academic All-Big Ten honors, student-athletes must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while enrolled full-time.READ MORE
Five student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the fall 2020 sports season. They were among 96 Purdue student-athletes to earn the title across the university.
To qualify for Academic All-Big Ten honors, student-athletes must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while enrolled full-time. Though cross country, soccer and volleyball were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Ten chose to recognize eligible players.READ MORE
“2020 was a year unlike any other, with numerous challenges, opportunities and accomplishments across our college,” said Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture. “Through it all we were proud to share Purdue Agriculture’s stories with the incredible community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and so many other supporters.”READ MORE
Eager to learn more about her field, Michaela Covington enrolled in Purdue’s Master of Science Biotechnology Innovation & Regulatory Science (BIRS) program six months after graduating from college, becoming the youngest person in the summer 2020 graduating class.READ MORE