Volume 22, Number 2, Fall 2017 — Archive
Xuan Luo can often be found in the lab. In her white coat and goggles, she stirs up new ideas for soybeans. Testing new ideas and achieving success are what excite Luo most about working in a lab. Read more.
Joseph King became a food science major because he loves food. The junior is mixing that love with his food science skills to cook up a winning recipe to benefit a student organization he also loves. Read more.
Olivia Luse looked forward to the day she would walk across the stage to accept her degree and begin her career in the agriculture industry. But what Luse didn’t anticipate was that she would also pursue a dream. Read more.
Ashlyn Burns is developing a business likely to make most people’s skin crawl. Her business, named Bugbite, produces a product that closely resembles the wheat flour you’ll find in any typical pantry. Read more.
Gabrielle Reese does not go to classes every day. On some days, the sophomore agricultural education major finds herself at the Indiana Statehouse to learn about new bills that could affect Purdue University. Read more.
If you meet Taylor Blanford at work, you’ll see a typical horse riding center. There’s a tack and feed store, stalls full of horses, and people riding horses with their instructors. Read more.
As I come to the end of my time at Purdue, I look back on how I started this journey. I was raised in Indianapolis, a predominantly urban environment, so I did not think much about agriculture and plants. Read more.
Bonus Web-only Stories
Every weekend for two years Rebekah Lumkes has been getting ready for research by putting on a pair of muck boots. Whatever the weather, Lumkes brought her boots, a keen eye, and a positive attitude. Read more.
Most days, Austin Dixon can be found in the dimly lit basement of the Biochemistry Building, surrounded by expensive, high-tech equipment studying proteins for his undergraduate research project. Read more.
David Wilson once watched an Ethiopian farmer thresh his barley harvest using three oxen. Wilson was amazed at the hard work the farmer poured into working on his crop that hot August day. Read more.
Jordan Paine has been on many adventures, but one of her most memorable was in 2013. That was the year she traveled to Haiti and helped build houses. Read more.
With his friends standing beside him, Jacob Klaybor stood back and took in the hillside covered with students who were enjoying the band playing on a warm spring night. Read more.
Catherine Terrell has thought a lot about the dream job she has at Purdue. Sometimes, her work involves managing a terrarium full of Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Read more.
Like a lot of travelers, Ashley Higdon fell in love during a trip. She fell for tropical birds while studying in Costa Rica. She was so smitten, she decided to get involved with songbird research. Read more.
Early every morning, before the sun ever comes up, Andjela Djokovic’s alarm clock blares. “How did that happen so fast?” she often wonders. “It seems like I just went to bed.” Read more.
Erica Timmons wants to make a difference in the world. She has a passion for learning about the systemic issues of poverty in developing countries. Read more.