National ag education organization honors 11 faculty and students from Purdue

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Eleven faculty members and students from the Purdue University College of Agriculture have been honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) for outstanding achievements in educational outreach. The Purdue recipients are: NACTA Graduate Student Teacher Award * Emma Allen, graduate teaching assistant, Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. * Shalyse Iseminger, graduate…

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Student sitting in chair at the United Nations

Food science student presents service learning project at the United Nations

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

When Paige LeMaster decided to pursue a food science major at Purdue University, she never imagined that a few short years later she would find herself making a presentation at the United Nations in New York. LeMaster always had a passion for food, whether baking for charity or developing her own gluten-free recipes. That interest…

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Plaut chosen to lead College of Agriculture

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 University News Story

Karen Plaut is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.

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College of Agriculture Fraternities and Sorority Lead the Way

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture stands out — not only with its educational programs but with the students it attracts and the ways in which those students give back. They emerge as the future leaders in the world of agriculture and beyond. Outside of the classroom, one of the areas in which agriculture students grow…

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Purdue student team develops hydroseeding adhesive to win Student Soybean Innovation Competition

Friday, April 20th, 2018

A chat with farmers over a cup of coffee in a small Indiana town led to an invention that earned a team of four students first place in the 2018 Student Soybean Innovation Competition. Team SoyTack won $20,000 for its soy-based tackifier, a fast-curing, formaldehyde-free soil stabilizer. The Indiana Soybean Alliance has funded the competition since…

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The nation's capitol in the evening.

USDA 2018 Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program winner

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

When Caitlinn Lineback began her freshman year as a pharmacy student, she says she quickly learned that was not her niche. Instead, she chose a program where she could combine her love of science with her experience in agriculture and she says, “I found my home.” Now a junior in the Department of Food Science,…

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Senior Chelsea Maupin just keeps moving toward her degree

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Just reading through Chelsea Maupin’s resume is exhausting. The Purdue University senior, majoring in sustainable food and farming systems and minoring in international studies in agriculture, doesn’t like to stay still for long. In addition to a demanding course load, she is active in a variety of student groups, including the Purdue Student Farm Organization,…

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Student review recipe for Science of Experimental Cuisine course

Where chemistry and cuisine combine

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Recipes for Tres Leches cake routinely call for letting the cake cool completely before pouring the three-milk mixture over the top. The liquid is supposed to absorb, making the spongy cake supremely moist. That’s the way Gabriela Calzada Luna made the cake — her favorite birthday treat as a child — while growing up in…

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Purdue student team hopes cookie stacks up at national baking competition

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 University News Story

A team of Purdue University food science students has developed a crispy, buttery, crunchy, chocolatey and gooey-in-the-middle cookie, and members hope it will delight the senses of judges in this year’s American Society of Baking (ASB) Product Development Competition.

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Purdue food science professor receives national teaching award  

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University professor of food science Suzanne Nielsen was honored as one of two recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences for 2017. Nielsen has been a professor at Purdue since 1983. She served as department head for…

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