Volume 22, Number 2, Fall 2017 — Archive

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Researcher cleans up in soybean contestResearcher cleans up in soybean contest

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.

Applied learning pops into fundraisingApplied learning pops into fundraising

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.

 Agribusiness grad ensuring a sweet futureAgribusiness grad ensuring a sweet future

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.

Global hunger bugs entrepreneurial senior

Global hunger bugs entrepreneurial senior

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.

Intern states Purdue’s case to lawmakers

Intern states Purdue’s case to lawmakers

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.

Volunteer combines love of horses with helping those with disabilities

Volunteer combines love of horses with helping those with disabilities

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.

Students on the Street

 Students on the Street

What is the one item you need most while studying? Read more.

A Word from the EditorA Word from the Editor

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.

The Destination Purdue Staff: Volume 22, Number 2, Fall 2017

The Destination Purdue Staff: Volume 22, Number 2, Fall 2017

Bonus Web-only Stories

Senior goes wild over otter research

Senior goes wild over otter research

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.

Biochemistry major mixes science with outreach

Biochemistry major mixes science with outreach

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.

Alum driven to help developing farmers

 Alum driven to help developing farmers

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.

Senior builds on international adventuresSenior builds on international adventures

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.

Junior tuned in to radio experiencesJunior tuned in to radio experiences

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.

Job involves reaching out with a lot of exotic insectsJob involves reaching out with a lot of exotic insects

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.

 Owl research allows junior to soarOwl research allows junior to soar

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.”Biochemistry serves strong options for tennis player

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.

Travel inspires sophomore to pursue international development careerTravel inspires sophomore to pursue international development career

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.

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