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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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Growing Turf

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The Turf Science degree through the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (HLA) Department in Purdue’s College of Agriculture has a long history. For over half a century, students have enrolled as undergraduates to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree that prepares them for careers in the “green industry”. This includes golf course management, athletic field maintenance,…

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Dr. Allan Gray teaching a Center for Food and Ag Business course.

Thirty years of industry development

Monday, May 8th, 2017

More than three decades ago, Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business was created to serve the agricultural industry in new and different ways by offering executive education and professional development for agribusiness professionals. Since then, the center has evolved to offer open-enrollment, custom and degree programs that serve industry professionals from both agribusiness…

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Students and faculty celebrating Arbor Day - Tree Campus USA

Purdue receives Tree Campus USA award

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, home to nearly 11,000 trees of more than 400 different varieties, was awarded its eighth consecutive Tree Campus USA award by the Arbor Day Foundation. The award was presented at the Earth Week/Arbor Day event on April 20 which recognized Purdue as a campus that maintains a tree advisory committee, utilizes…

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Ryan Scully in front of Boilermaker sign

An Officer and a Scholar

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Growing up in Spencer, Indiana, Ryan Scully didn’t expect to go to college. The Purdue sophomore had always planned to join the military following high school. But involvement in organizations like FFA and 4-H changed his perspective. While participating in activities through those agricultural groups, he was encouraged to take advantage of his natural leadership…

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A Future Veterinarian on the Farm

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Wyatt Krom grew up in Liberty, Indiana, a small town south of Richmond on the east side of the state. Krom’s family raised beef cattle and he had been involved in livestock organizations, including 4-H and FFA, since he was a small child. His first exposure to Purdue was during trips to campus for livestock…

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Food Science student, Cameron Wicks, is testing different flavored popcorn.

Foodie to Food Scientist

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

For Junior Cameron Wicks, her love of food science began with the chemistry of baking, but that quickly became a passion for all aspects of the degree. Wicks found the science behind food microbiology eye opening. With her classes and internship this past summer, she has learned about foodborne pathogens, their symptoms, preventative measures, and…

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Quincy Clark working with children at YMCA

A Passion for Mentoring

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Never underestimate the value of mentoring. Just ask Quincy Clark. Clark has just completed her first year as a Ph.D. student at Purdue. In addition to concentrating on completing course work, juggling several research projects, lecturing to and mentoring LSAMP and SROP scholars, and honing her dissertation topic. Quincy is planning a research agenda that…

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Group of Summer Practicum students.

Coming Full Circle with the Natural Resources Summer Practicum

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Cortney Mycroft has a long history with the Forestry and Natural Resources department. The Northwest Indiana native attended the Forestry and Natural Resources Summer Practicum as a student in 2001. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Forestry in 2003, followed by her Master’s in 2005, both  in Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources. Soon after graduating,…

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Experiential Learning through Service

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Students pursuing degrees in Animal Sciences have the opportunity to participate in service learning while studying abroad. Associate Professor Paul Ebner leads a team of students to Romania each year to work with small scale farmers in efforts to improve their operations. “Service learning is a form of experiential learning that enables students to learn…

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