Natalie J Carroll
Youth Development and Agricultural Education
- Professor – Extension Education
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
- Professor of Ag & Bio Engineering
- Interdepartmental Professor
Forestry and Natural Resources
Dr. Carroll focuses on informal youth education in natural resources and the environment. She works extensively with faculty and staff from many disciplines to develop curriculum and other learning opportunities to youth using natural resource education in informal settings. Dr. Carroll has written or collaborated on 70 publications, served as committee chair for six students and committee member for 24 students from 12 departments. She has served as an investigator or collaborator on grants for more than $27 million as the outreach coordinator or curriculum developer. Dr. Carroll also holds an appointment in Agricultural and Biological Engineering where she teaches Environmental Systems Management.
Michigan State University Mathematics major/General Science minor, with
secondary teaching certification
MS Michigan State University Agricultural
Engineering - forage harvesting
PhD Michigan State University Agricultural
Engineering - Soil & Water (numerical modeling)
ASM 336 Environmental Systems Management
Introduction to Environmental Science (Spring 2008)
ABE 450 Finite Element
Method in Design and Optimization (Fall, 2003 – 2006)
YDAE 591F Enrichment in
the Classroom: Farm to Table (Summer, 2004, 2006)
ENGR 103 Introduction to
Engineering Careers, Environmental and Natural Resources (Fall 2002 and invited
lectures, 2003 – 2006)
HORT 590 Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology
EDCI 589D Enrichment in the Classroom: Natural Resources
(Summer, 1997 & 1998)
Curriculum development for informal youth audiences and youth learning through environmental and natural resources experiences.
Grant total: $27,054,792 – $858,184 to Carroll
Agro-ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Biofuels Production via the Pyrolysis-Biochar Platform (AFRI-CAP), 2011-2014, $9,750,000 (Carroll, $15,000)
Toyota 4-H2O Community Project, 2010-2013, $174,649
Indiana Energizes! A 4-H SET Activity, Duke Energy, 2010, $12,500
COSIA: Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences, sub-contract with the University of CA, Berkley (2009-2012), 2,055,927 total ($22,457 to Carroll)
Teaming with Insects, Christian Oseto (PI),
Tim Gibb, Melissa Shepson, Natalie Carroll, one year (2009), National 4-H,
CSREES, USDA. $87,174 (in negations) $104,300.00
Encouraging Regional Trade
with Hermetic Storage for Cowpea in West and Central Africa, Joan Fulton (PI),
Jess Lowneberg-DeBoer, Natalie Carroll, Larry Murdock, Barry Pittendrigh, Katy
Ibrahim, five years (’07 – ’11), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
Response of Aquatic and Terrestrial Microorganisms to
Carbon-based Manufactured Nanoparticles, National Science Foundation, four years
(’04 – ’08) $1,600,000
Apple Functional Genomics, two years (’03-’05).
Youth Research Projects, N. Carroll (PI), one year (2004), North
Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), $3,500
Woods Trail and Education, N Carroll (PI), two years (’01-’02), Purdue
Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, $5,000
On-site Wastewater Disposal, N. Carroll (PI), D. Jones, J. Frankenberger, two
years (’00-’01), Purdue Extension Initiative Funding, $24,000
Biotechnology curriculum for teachers, P. Goldsbrough (PI), N. Carroll, two
years (’00-’01), Bottum/Kohlmeyer Public Policy Education Award,
Septic System and Water Quality in Indiana conference, N. Carroll
(PI), D. Jones, 1 year (2001), SeaGrant College Program, $6,500.
Shooting Sports Curriculum Development, N. Carroll, one year (2001), National
Wild Turkey Foundation, $5,000
Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife by
4-H Volunteers, N. Carroll (PI), M. Klepinger, two years (’99-’01), National Sea
Grant College Program, $140,891
Watershed Connections in Clinton County, J.
Frankenberger (PI), N. Carroll, one year (1999), Bottum/Kohlmeyer Public Policy
Education Award, $3,500
Great Lakes Adventure, CD-ROM, N. Carroll (PI), D.
Jones, M. Strickland, two years (’96-’98), Environmental Protection Agency,
Year-Round Calendar Task Force
University Senate Nominating Committee Advisor
Facilitator, Searching for Excellence & Diversity: A Workshop for Search Committee Chairs and Members, Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Purdue University
Department Review Committee, Co-Chair (2013/14)
Area Promotions Committee
Youth Development and
Departmental Leadership Council
Departmental Extension Committee - Chair
Experimental Design for Extension Research & Protocol for
Extension Education Research, Collaborators meeting: Hermetic Storage for
Cowpea Project, 2007
Sweden, Poster: Nanotechnology and the
Environment, International Symposium on Society and Resource Management,
Ireland, Employing a Volunteer Network to Help Control Purple
Loosestrife, International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species,
Brazil, The Great Lakes Adventure CDROM, American Society of
Agricultural Engineers, 2002
Awards & Honors
(2016) Christian J. Foster Award, for Contributions to K-12 STEM Education. Purdue University.
(2016) Blue Ribbon Award, Publication, Comprehensive. American Society of Agricultural Engineering (ASABE).
(2015) Corps of Engagement, Purdue University Office of Engagement. Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS).
Carroll, N., Steinhardt, G., Owens, P., Dunn, A., & Wright, D. (2013). Operating and Maintaining an Onsite Sewage System. (ID-142-W), 7. Retrieved from http://extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-142-W.pdf
Speelman, J., & Carroll, N. (2012). Bioindicators of Water Quality, Quick Reference Guide. (4-H-1019), 4.
Speelman, J., & Carroll, N. (2012). Bioindicators of Water Quality, Flash Cards. (4-H-1018).
Speelman, J., & Carroll, N. (2012). Bioindicators of Water Quality, Mobile version. (4-H-1018-M).
Addae-Mensah, N. (2012). Saving Energy in Your Home: Fact Sheets (8) 16. Retrieved from https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/
Kruse, J. (2011). Energy Investigators, Facilitator's Guide. (4-H 1015), 15. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/4H/4-H-1015-W.pdf
Kruse, J. (2011). Energy Investigators, youth manual. (4H 1014), 15. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/4H/4-H-1014-W.pdf
Tucker, M., & Borron, A. (2011). Enhancing Risk Management Instruction of Undergraduate Students. Enhancing Risk Management Instruction of Undergraduate Students, 13. Retrieved from http://elibrary.asabe.org/techpapers.asp?confid=loui2011
Addae-Mensah, N. (2011). Saving Energy in Your Home: Appliances. (ID-438), 2. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-438-W.pdf
Addae-Mensah, N. (2011). Saving Energy in Your Home: Driving and Car Matinenance. (ID-441), 2. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-441-W.pdf