News & Events


Professor Roger Tormoehlen receives inaugural Distinguished Extension Educator award from the American Association for Agricultural Education
May 23, 2016
AAAE is dedicated to studying, applying, and promoting the teaching and learning processes in agriculture.
Dan Taylor receives awards
Apr 28, 2016
Dan, the Assistant to Department Head Bernie Engel, won the Service to Students in the College of Agriculture award, and the inaugural Student Choice Award for student club adviser.
Professor Monika Ivantysynova receives Morrill Award
Apr 25, 2016
ABE Professor Monika Ivantysynova is one of three winners of the Purdue Morrill Award. This is the fifth year of the Morrill Award, initiated to honor the Morrill Act of 1862, which allowed for the establishment of land-grant colleges and universities. The award comes with a $30,000 prize, which may be used as discretionary funds or salary supplements.
Professor Dharmendra Saraswat receives 2016 Extension Division Education Materials Award
Apr 19, 2016
"Hort Plants", an app Dr. Saraswat co-developed with Dr. Jim Robbins of the University of Arkansas has been selected for the award.
Professor Indrajeet Chaubey inducted into Arkansas Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Apr 15, 2016
Dr. Chaubey, Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering and Department Head of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences was honored on Friday, April 8.
ABE Alumni key authors for Lake Eric phosphorus-reduction targets study
Apr 05, 2016
Margaret Kalcic (MS 2010, PhD 2014), Rebecca Logsdon Muenich (MS 2011, PhD 2015), and Chelsie Boles (BS 2011, MS 2013) are part of the team that wrote the study report. Their findings have been submitted to a peer-reviewed scientific journal for publication.
Anne Dare, PhD, EIT named to New Faces of Engineering
Apr 04, 2016
DiscoverE presents this award to honor up-and-coming engineers (under 30 years old), who are making their mark on their industry. This highly coveted award is recognized as a top honor for young engineers by their peers in the engineering community.
Professor Jenna Rickus named University Faculty Scholar
Mar 24, 2016
University Faculty Scholars is a recognition of select associate and full professors who have been in that rank for no more than five years and are on an accelerated path for academic distinction in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge.
Purdue University Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition announces 2015-2016 winners
Mar 22, 2016
The winners were announced at the industry event held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
Elite #8 - US News & World Report ranks Purdue ABE #1 for the eighth consecutive year
Mar 16, 2016
Congratulations to Bernie Engel, Department Head, the ABE faculty, staff, and graduate students for the recognition of program excellence!
Karl Weiss (BS '92) to be honored as a Distinguished Agriculture Alumnus
Feb 26, 2016
We are delighted to announce the Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award recipients for 2016. The Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award recognizes mid-career Purdue Agriculture alumni who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments, made significant contributions to their professions or to society in general and exhibit high potential for future professional growth.
Professor Klein Ileleji named Scholarship of Engagement Fellow
Feb 17, 2016
Klein Ileleji, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Aaron Patton, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, are among eight Purdue faculty members named Scholarship of Engagement Fellows by the Office of Engagement.
Professor Dharmendra Saraswat receives "Blue Ribbon Extension Communication Award"
Feb 15, 2016
Southern Region-American Society for Horticultural Science during its 2016 annual meeting at San Antonio, TX on February 5-7 awarded “Blue Ribbon Extension Communication Award” to Prof. (s) Dharmendra Saraswat, ABE associate professor and Jim Robbins, commercial ornamental plants specialist from the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
Two ABE Faculty members on ASABE ballot
Jan 07, 2016
Professors Indrajeet Chaubey and Klein Ileleji are on this year's ballot.
Professor John Lumkes assists Makerere University in developing vehicle
Jan 05, 2016
Based on the success of the PUP (Practical Utility Platform), Dr. Lumkes has helped the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute develop their own version of the vehicle.
Professor Sara McMillan awarded Violet B. Haas Fellowship
Dec 16, 2015
The Colleges of Engineering and Science have awarded the Violet B. Haas Fellowship in support of her research program on green infrastructure in urban watersheds.
Jacob (ASM 2004) and Jennifer Walker receive Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Achievement Award
Nov 17, 2015
The award honors farmers age 35 or younger who earn a majority of their income from their farms. Contestants are judged on their achievements in their farming operation and their commitment to their communities.
ABE Faculty Among Patent Recipients Recognized at PRF 11th annual Inventors Recognition Reception
Nov 05, 2015
Professor Dharmendra Saraswat honored by 2015 ANRC NPS
Oct 02, 2015
Dharmendra Saraswat, associate professor, was honored by Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) and Public Policy Center of University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture for his contributions to the state's nonpoint source (NPS) pollution management program at the 2015 ANRC NPS stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, September 23.
Professor Kevin Keener receives Purdue College of Agriculture's Spirit of the Land Grant Mission Award
Sep 11, 2015
Dr. Keener, Food Science and Agricultural & Biological Engineering, has received the Purdue College of Agriculture's Spirit of the Land Grant Mission Award
Professor Jenna Rickus receives Trask Innovation Funding for Diabetes research
Aug 31, 2015
The Purdue Research Foundation-managed Trask Innovation Fund (TIF) is a Purdue University development mechanism to assist faculty with work to further commercial potential of technologies disclosed to the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC). Funds are awarded under the advisement of the TIF Advisory Council, which consists of representatives from the Purdue University Office of the Vice President for Research, Purdue Faculty, Purdue Research Foundation, and local business community.
Purdue ABE Graduate Students recognized as Outstanding NRES Student Presenters
Aug 19, 2015
Forty-five percent of the presentations in the NRES sessions at the ASABE Annual International Meeting were given by students.
Professor Klein Ileleji receives Innovative Extension Methods or Impact Assessment award from ASABE
Aug 14, 2015
This competition encourages agricultural engineers in industry and public service (not limited to ASABE members) to strive for excellence in extension activities through the interchange of ideas on successful methods and techniques. It also promotes excellence in educational aids, which represent agricultural engineering and through the exchange of ideas and individual recognition, contributes to overall improvement in the use of educational aids.
Professor Nate Mosier named recipient of the 2015 Agricultural Research Award
Aug 14, 2015
Nathan Mosier, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Agricultural Research Award.
Professor Monika Ivantysynova named Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Aug 03, 2015
Purdue University Wins Top Prize in FDA Food Safety Challenge
Jul 23, 2015
Professor Michael Ladisch, distinguished professor and director, leads the team including Eduardo Ximines, Kirk Foster, Seockmo Ku, Amanda Deering, and Thomas Kreke.
Soil and Water Science (SWS) Youth Curriculum Development Team led by Professor Natalie Carroll receives Universities Council on Water Resources' Education and Public Service Award
Jul 14, 2015
Soil and Water Science (SWS) Youth Curriculum Development Team led by Professor Natalie Carroll receives Universities Council on Water Resources' Education and Public Service Award
Jun 16, 2015
The Universities Council on Water Resources held their 2015 Awards Banquet at Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, Nevada, during their conference "Water Is Not for Gambling: Utilizing Science to Reduce Uncertainty" June 16-18, 2015.
Professor Natalie Carroll part of Corps of Engagement Award-winning PICS Team
Jun 05, 2015
Congratulations to the PICS team for their award from the Purdue Office of Engagement on May 13, 2015.
Professor Monika Ivantysynova named Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Jun 05, 2015
Monika Ivantysynova, the Maha Fluid Power Systems Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Professor Rickus chosen as "Most Distinguished Faculty for Research"
Jun 03, 2015
The research award is given to a faculty member whose research has influenced a student's passion within that field of study. Read more in The Exponent.
Professor Monika Ivantysynova receives 2015 Robert E. Koski Medal
May 11, 2015
The Robert E. Koski Medal, established in 2007, recognizes individuals who have advanced the art and practice of fluid power motion and control through education and/or innovation. It is awarded by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Past Spotlights


Purdue ABE Team at ASABE International 1/4-Scale Tractor Competition
Jun 02, 2016
Our 2016 1/4-Scale Team will be competing at the ASABE International 1/4-Scale Tractor Competition. Come out and cheer them on!
Purdue Alumni & Friends Breakfast at ASABE
Jul 19, 2016
ASABE is in Orlando this year and breakfast is on us.

Past Events

ABE in the News

Junior Jeffrey Kuhn: Mortar Board recognizes outstanding students, staff
Apr 15, 2016
Professors Gary Krutz, Brittany Newell: Purdue 'smart' sensor predicts failures, improves safety for mechanical, medical technologies
Apr 14, 2016
Cindy Chastain: Military members, veterans invited to workshop and tour for beginning farmers
Apr 14, 2016
Paul Brayton: Did You Know? Peer Advisors for Veterans Education Program
Mar 25, 2016
Student Soybean Innovation Contest: Hand soap top entry in soybean innovation contest
Mar 24, 2016
Cindy Chastain: homegrown by Heroes program recognizes Hooser vets
Mar 17, 2016
Professor Bill Field: Grain handling safety workshops for young workers come at a good time (Prairie Farmer)
Mar 08, 2016
Professor Bill Field: National workshop to include AgrAbility 25th anniversary celebration
Feb 26, 2016
Professor Bill Field (AgAnswers): Fewer grain entrapments, other confined space incidents reported in 2015
Feb 26, 2016
Professor Jane Frankenberger: WLFI-18 Is your drinking water safe? What experts say you should be checking
Feb 23, 2016
Professor Kevin Solomon: Early-branching gut fungi possess a large, comprehensive array of biomass-degrading enzymes
Feb 19, 2016
Dr. Solomon's article in Science
Paul Jones, Cindy Chastain: Webinar focuses on urban agriculture for military vets, farmers with disabilities
Feb 11, 2016
Grad Student Noah Freeman: AgReliant Genetics launches precision agriculture technology platform
Feb 10, 2016
Alum Carlos Campabadal: USED US Soybean Export Council: Hosts Soybean Meal Feed and Swine Nutrition Training Program at IGP Institute for Japnese Industry Professionals
Feb 09, 2016
AgrAbility planning 25th anniversary activities
Feb 05, 2016
Cindy Chastain: Agricultures - Turning Swords into Plowshares
Nov 11, 2015
Professor Bill Field, Yuan-Hsin (Charlene) Cheng; The Elkhart Truth - Elkhart, LaGrange counties suffered highest number of farm fatalities of any Indiana counties from 1970-2014, Purdue researchers say
Oct 28, 2015
Professor Bill Field, Yuan-Hsin (Charlene) Cheng: Purdue report: Indiana farm fatalities increased in 2014
Oct 08, 2015
Professor Kevin Keener: Purdue Today - Food scientist Keener to receive Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award
Sep 24, 2015
Professor Nathan Mosier: Morning Ag Clips - Ag engineer Mosier earns research award
Sep 17, 2015
Veteran AgrAbility Coordinator Cindy Chastain: Helping disabled vets get into farming (via AgriNews)
Jul 10, 2015
Professor Klein Ileleji: Indiana farmers urged to check grain bins for spoilage (via WLFI-18)
Jul 10, 2015
Professor Martin Okos: State offers program to help Hoosiers buy local (via WLFI-18)
Jul 08, 2015
Purdue Connections: Capstone projects prepare students for work world
Jun 04, 2015

Past ABE in the News