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Top 10 Reasons Purdue ABE has been #1 for 10 Years

September 22, 2020

The U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges recently announced that Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Biological Engineering (ABE) is the top-ranked undergraduate department in its discipline for the 10th year in a row. Purdue’s graduate ABE program was ranked first by U.S. News and World Report in 2019 for the ninth time in 10 years.

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Ag labs rise to COVID challenge

September 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many aspects of life on the Purdue campus to change. Faculty and graduate students are rising to the challenge, redesigning lab courses in creative and innovative ways.

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Purdue agricultural biological engineering department ranked No. 1

September 14, 2020

The U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges announced today (Sept. 14) that Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Biological Engineering (ABE) is the top-ranked undergraduate department in its discipline for the 10th year in a row. Purdue’s graduate ABE…

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Purdue professors to develop course on agriculture informatics for agriscience students

September 1, 2020

A multidisciplinary team from Purdue University, under the leadership of Dharmendra Saraswat, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, recently received funding from the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program of the …

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Supporting students from Zamorano to Purdue and home again

July 13, 2020

Staff in IPIA and Food Sciences worked behind the scenes this spring to ensure 11 international interns’ well being and repatriation.

Ada Camila Montoya Gomez, a senior in environmental engineering at Zamorano University in Honduras, was deep into three research projects at Purdue this spring when safety concerns around the coronavirus closed the university.

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Not in Kansas anymore, Associate Dean Wilson returns to Purdue

March 13, 2020

“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example,” said Christine Wilson, quoting Purdue alumnus John Wooden. Wilson, the newly appointed associate dean and director of academic programs for the College of Agriculture, thought her life would follow a similar path to Wooden’s, but as Wilson noted, “Sometimes plan B is better than plan A.”

Wooden taught high school English, but he is better-known as the first athlete inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. As a teenager, Wilson was determined to earn a scholarship playing basketball, with the goal of becoming a high school math teacher and basketball coach.

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Message from the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture

March 13, 2020

Dear Purdue Agriculture Community,

Purdue University leaders have made important strategic decisions regarding our campus response to the outbreak of the newly identified coronavirus, COVID-19. I invite you to read more about those decisions and how they will be impacting classes on this site, which will be updated daily.

For Purdue Agriculture, these important guidelines have several implications that I want to share with you. We will be updating information regularly on this page and through our Twitter feed @PurdueAg.

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Urban Agriculture certificate now offered online

March 2, 2020

The College of Agriculture’s Urban Agriculture team is launching the online Urban Agriculture Certificate in partnership with Purdue Online, to be offered 100% online. Registration is open, and the “Growing Guide for Healthy Crops” course begins March…

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Top ABE department appoints new leader for new century

December 10, 2019

By Chad Campbell In 1998, Nathan Mosier thought he was looking for the best graduate school when he chose Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological…

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Purdue College of Agriculture launches new online graduate certificate

December 5, 2019

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently launched a new online spatial data science graduate certificate. The nine-month program is designed for learners with a bachelor’s degree looking to gain technical expertise to broaden the scope of th…

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National Teaching and Student Engagement award winner explores learning opportunities with students

December 2, 2019

By Chad Campbell From a distance, Elizabeth Karcher kept an interested eye on her dozen students while they explored a bustling market in Ho Chi…

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Registration open for Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

November 18, 2019

The Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo will feature more than 150 education sessions, a trade show and networking events for fruit, wine, vegetable, hemp and other growers on Feb. 11-13. Experts from Purdue University, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and a…

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Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award presented to Haley Oliver

October 31, 2019

By Abby Leeds   Haley Oliver, associate professor in food science, was recently honored with Purdue Agriculture’s 2019 Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission…

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Much to learn from annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence

September 24, 2019

By Chad Campbell “Small changes can make a big difference in students’ undergraduate experiences and professional development,” said Elizabeth Flaherty as she presented the Kohls…

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PASA gives high school students a hands-on look at agriculture

August 20, 2019

Video by Joan Crow and Steve Doyle Fabian Brown, Photo by Tom Campbell Mia Vonic, Photo by Tom Campbell Article by Chad Campbell Mia Vonic…

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Purdue takes on global food insecurity challenge

March 28, 2019

The number of malnourished people on the planet had been decreasing — but then something happened. Over a three-year period from 2015, the number of those impacted by hunger and food insecurity returned to levels not seen for a decade and jumped from about 785 million to 840 million.

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Shaping young minds: community, nature and 3D printers help spark early interest in STEM

February 13, 2019

Getting young students interested in science and math may soon be much easier for teachers – as easy as point, click and print.

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New associate dean joins Purdue Agriculture leadership

January 14, 2019

Bernie Engel, who led Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) to recognition as having the top graduate and undergraduate ABE programs in the country, is the new associate dean of research and graduate education for Purdue’s College of Agriculture.

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10 Most Read Stories of 2018

December 19, 2018

Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex In March, Purdue formally dedicated its new 123,000 square-foot animal sciences complex, boosting the university’s commitment to…

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Haley Oliver brings esteemed national lecture to Purdue

December 11, 2018

By Chad Campbell Haley Oliver, Associate Professor of Food Science, was the first woman to present the Justin Smith Morrill Memorial Lecture in early November…

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