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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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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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It’s Been An Honor

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

For Senior Mikaela Wieland, part of the attraction of attending Purdue was the opportunity to tell her family’s story. The Princeville, Illinois native got her first experience promoting agricultural communication in high school by providing marketing services for her family’s beef business. When she found out she could continue down that path as a career,…

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Students and advisor in waders.

The Nature of Wild Things – A Learning Community

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Want to make a big university feel more manageable? It can be difficult for new students to meet faculty, staff, and peers as they get started on campus. You might want to consider joining a learning community. For majors in Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), the opportunity exists to become a member of the award-winning…

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Opportunity Knocks

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Not many seniors can say they already have a job lined up prior to the fall semester. But for Medford, Oregon native Jacquelyn Brown, an offer was on the table from Land O’Lakes in August, 2016, following her second internship with the company. Opportunity knocked and Brown answered. The path to the job offer began…

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