June 28, 2024

Ileleji: Solar powers novel dryer for preserving crops

Humankind has been drying food to preserve it since prehistoric times. Food dehydration removes the moisture from food to inhibit the growth of bacteria and mold in order to increase its shelf life. Food typically is dehydrated by using heated air in an electric or gas-fired oven; drying in a solar dryer, which concentrates the heat; employing a desiccant; leaving a product to dry in the open air; or sun drying in the open air.
February 16, 2024

Maddie Milharcic: Student hits the road on a journey to find her own path in life

"Around my age, people ask what you want to do with your life. I've discovered that figuring out what you want to do and who you are is a journey. Part of that journey is saying, ‘Yes,’ to opportunities that stretch and grow who you are."

- Maddie Milharcic, junior in agricultural and biological engineering
January 5, 2024

Cherkauer: Indiana's Plan to Pipe In Groundwater for Microchip-Making Draws Fire

Keith Cherkauer, a Purdue University professor of agricultural and biological engineering and the director of the Indiana Water Resources Research Center, said that, under normal circumstances, it is possible that the aquifer under the Wabash River could withstand huge withdrawals. But he worries about drought years.
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