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Hui-Hui Wang

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Asst Prof Youth Dev & Ag Ed/Curr & Instr
Agricultural Administration Building Room 203
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Faculty Profile
Dr. Hui-Hui Wang’s research focuses on STEM integration, inquiry-based instruction, and experiential learning in science and agricultural education that across both formal and non-formal settings, with specific interest in teacher education, the cognitive bases of STEM learning (e.g. how people learn in and across STEM disciplines and settings), and building a sustainable STEM learning model for both youth and educators that goes across schools, families and communities.

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 2012, Major: Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education; Specialty: STEM Integrated Education
Master of Science, Southern Oregon University, 2005, Major: Environmental Education; Specialty: Non-formal Education

Department Responsibilities
YDAE Graduate Student Committee
AgOnline Advisory Committee

Courses Taught
YDAE 540 Program Development in Agriculture and Extension Education
YDAE 591 Teaching STEM Through Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
YDAE  591 Bridging Science Education and Science Communication

Professional Service

Vice-Chair of the Research Committee. North Central American Association for Agricultural Education, 2017-2018.
Research Committee. North Central American Association for Agricultural Education, 2016-2019.
Treasure. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association, 2016-2018.

Research Interests
STEM integration through Food, Agriculture, and Nature Resources
Teacher education that uses integrated STEM curriculum and instruction

Grants & Projects
 Knobloch. N.A., Wang, H.H., Guzey,S.S., & Tormoehlen R.L. Land-Grant Outreach for Community-Based Agricultural Learning for Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (LOCAL STEM). USDA NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Educational Literacy Initiative’s Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers and Educational Professionals (PD-STEP). Grant from USDA/NIFA. October 1st, 2016 to September 30th, 2019. 

Wang, H. H., Orick, J., & Mitchell, K. I Say Bee, You Say Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM): A Native Pollinator STEM Integrated Youth Program. Agricultural Research and Extension Leading to Economic Development in Indiana Agriculture and Rural Communities (AgSEED). Grant from Purdue University College of Agriculture. March 1st,  2016 to February 28th 2017. 


Awards & Honors

(2015) Association of American Publishers Revere Award: Feature article.

Selected Publications

Wang, H. (2017). Disclose the timing to construct shared meanings with students by examining a teacher’s classroom practices and discourse in a science and engineering integrated classroom. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Wang, H., Bhattacharya, D., Evans, E., & Jirik, P. (in press). Designing with the Purpose of Scientific Investigation: Design and Conducting Scientific Experiment on Insect Pollinator Houses. Science Scope.

Wang, H., & Nam, Y. (2015). Exploring the impact of a STEM integration teacher professional development program on secondary science and mathematics teachers’ perceptions of engineering and their attitude toward engineering integrated teaching. Journal of Korean Earth Science Society, 36(5), 484-499.

Wang, H., & Billington, B. (2016). Economically disadvantaged minority girls’ knowledge and perceptions of science and engineering and related careers. Journal of Extension, 54(6). Retrieved from

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