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Title: A Career with Animals
Dr. Russell, who teaches this course on campus, outlines the distribution and variety of professions and careers available in the animal industry. He presents employer profiles of ideal job candidates and the characteristics and skills that employers emphasize in the selection of entry employees. He describes how goal setting and interest analyses aid in selecting careers.
Instructor: Mark Russell Grade Range 8 - 12
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Title: Agricultural Employers' Hiring Criteria - now can I get a job?
Dr. Russell summarizes the results of his interviews with 120 Australian agricultural employers and U.S. employment studies and discusses how students can best prepare themselves. While talking to private consultants, agribusiness, government agencies and private producers, Dr. Russell learned that competence in oral communication skills, ability to work with teams and groups, ability to see and solve practical problems and the ability to set goals, and plan and organize are the most important criteria. The class will be expected to break into groups and design ways that they can develop these skills and characteristics throughout their high school careers
Instructor: Mark Russell Grade Range 7 - 11
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Title: Agricultural Research: Why it is More Important Than Ever
A brief introduction into food production, world population, and why agricultural research is more critical than ever to meet the demand for food and fiber over the next 20 years.
Instructor: Ray D Martyn Grade Range 9 - 12
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Title: Biochemistry: The Heart of the Life Sciences
Biochemistry has always been the "basic" science on which the life sciences have been built, but since the recombinant DNA revolution, all the life sciences have adopted the tools of biochemistry to advance their research. Dr. Hermodson will review the history of biochemistry and try to peek into its future.
Instructor: Mark Hermodson Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: Careers in LA - That's Landscape Architecture
Landscape architects are involved in the design of a great variety of projects around the country and around the world. Professor Dahl will discuss the role of landscape architects in the design of parks and plazas, gardens and greenways, and many other projects that enhance the lives of people while protecting the environment. Learn what it take to become an LA.
Instructor: Bernie Dahl Grade Range 9 - 12
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Title: Careers in Veterinary Medicine
Power point presentation of careers available to graduates of school of veterinary medicine.
Instructor: Leon Thacker Grade Range 10 - 12
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Title: Chicks in the Classroom
Development is exciting and during this presentation, students will see how baby chicks develop inside the egg and how they adapt to life outside the egg. **Please note: This program requires 3 - 4 weeks of notice in order to schedule eggs for hatching. Teachers should contact Fred Hahn of the Purdue University Animal Sciences Research Farms at 765.583.2950 to make arrangements to rent an incubator and purchase fertilized poultry eggs. The cost for the incubator rental is $9.00 and the eggs are $6.00 per dozen. These materials must be picked up and returned to the Animal Sciences Research Farm near the West Lafayette campus by the teacher.
Instructor: Mickey Latour Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis, and Coronary Heart Disease
High blood cholesterol levels are a major risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). The reason for this is that excess cholesterol in the blood promotes the development of atherosclerosis, the most common condition underlying CHD. Dr. Latour's talk will focus on factors associated with atherosclerotic development.
Instructor: Mickey Latour Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: Digestive Physiology
How is food digested in different animals? How important are mammalian enzymes versus microbial enzymes for digestion in various animals? Learn why animals have developed different digestive strategies to survive.
Instructor: John Patterson Grade Range C - A
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Title: Earth Trek--A Journey to the Wonderful World of Soils
The Earth's surface is covered with an array of soils. Each soil was formed by a special set of environmental conditions that influenced the type of soil that occurs at a particular location. This presentation examines these conditions and shows the resulting soils. Dr. Steinhardt also discusses how certain properties affect the use of these soils.
Instructor: Gary Steinhardt Grade Range 5 - 12
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Title: Ecophysiology of the Digestive Tract
The intestinal tract is the most active tissue in the body. Over 40% of the body's energy consumption is related to activities of the intestinal tract. The intestinal tract, associated microorganisms and immune structures are actively involved in food digestion/absorption and health. Interactions between gut physiology and nutritional strategies will be discussed, including the role of the predominant microbiota in food digestion. The balance between health and disease is affected by the interplay between gut physiology, microbiota and health and disease. The role of diet, including pre- and pro-biotics, in disease prevention will be discussed.
Instructor: John Patterson Grade Range C - A
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Title: First Genomics and Now Proteomics: What does it all mean and is it important?
The DNA sequences of well over 100 living organisms have been determined in the past decade, including that of humans. Lots of surprises were found, but even more mysteries were encountered. The big task ahead is figuring out what all those proteins encoded by the DNA actually do in the cells of the organisms.
Instructor: Mark Hermodson Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: Forensic Entomology: Use of Insects in Crime Scene Investigations
Dr. Williams tells how insect species are used in forensic investigations to accurately determine the time of death of corpses. Also, he presents information on other aspects of entomological evidence in criminal investigations.
Instructor: Ralph Williams Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: GMO'S: What Are They and Why All the Fuss?
The introduction of genetically modified crops has had a major impact on agriculture. How are GMOs produced? Why do farmers grow them and why do some people object?
Instructor: Peter Goldsbrough Grade Range 9 - 12
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Title: Horse Evaluation
Use of knowledge of basic anatomy to determine a horse's potential for soundness, and assess its potential. Dr. Brady will focus on the concept of form to function with a brief discussion of breed variations.
Instructor: Colleen Brady Grade Range 4 - 12
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Title: Insects and Related Pests in Human and Animal Health
Dr. Williams presents information on current trends in arthropod-borne diseases and on new arthropod pests of medical and veterinary importance in the United States.
Instructor: Ralph Williams Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: Intestinal Health and Disease
As a result of our society's increasing concerns about food safety, scientists are uncovering more of the roles of the intestinal tract plays in fighting off infection. Intestinal resistance to infection is a multi-tiered system composed of the intestinal microbiota, epithelial lining and immune system. Each system directly fights against infection and new information indicates that there is cross-talk among the systems that enhances disease resistance. Stress impacts each system differently and a variety of functional foods further enhance each of the system's ability to resist infection.
Instructor: John Patterson Grade Range C - A
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Title: Microbes - Pals for Life
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract has millions of microorganisms that are essential to human health. Diet, stress, illness, medications, and other factors can upset the normal GI microflora. Consumption of live cells from foods such as yogurt and acidophilus milk can help to restore balance to the GI tract. These foods are termed "probiotic" and are part of the growing market for functional foods (produced to give a physiological benefit in addition to supplying daily nutrients). There is growing interest worldwide in consuming food with "good microbes" to promote health and prevent disease.
Instructor: Maribeth Cousin Grade Range 9 - 12
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Title: Money Really Does Grow on Trees
Fruit crops can return more than 20 times as much money per acre as traditional agricultural crops. Is this money for nothing? Dr. Hirst will show what is involved in producing these high value crops, and the opportunities that exist in Indiana.
Instructor: Peter Hirst Grade Range 3 - 8
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Title: NASA Space Foods
Have you ever wondered what astronauts eat in space or what science goes in to the development of space foods? Dr. Mauer's presentation will answer these questions, and her discussion will cover topics including: shelf-life, thermal processing, irradiation, freeze drying, food packaging, and much more.
Instructor: Lisa Mauer Grade Range 1 - 12
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Title: Now That We Know What is in Your Genes, What Are We Going To Do About It?
This will be a discussion about ethical, medical, agricultural issues that arise from knowing the genome sequences of humans, plants, and animals. Class participation is expected (prepare your topics and questions).
Instructor: Mark Hermodson Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: Planting New Forests in Indiana
Each year, nearly five million tree seedlings are planted in Indiana on open land to establish new forests. Many of these seedlings will never become trees. Dr. Jacobs will describe what is needed during nursery production, planting, and following planting for successful establishment of forest plantations.
Instructor: Douglass Jacobs Grade Range F - A

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Title: Poultry Production and Management
The objective of this presentation is to familiarize students with the science and technology involved in animal agriculture. In addition, Dr. Latour will provide information about poultry in Indiana and how Purdue plays a major role in the advancement of knowledge.
Instructor: Mickey Latour Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: Science Demonstrations in Soil and Environmental Sciences
Most chemicals released into the environment react with soil. How do pesticides and nutrients move in soil? Why is rain acid? Why is aluminum toxic to plants? Using laboratory demonstrations, Dr. Graveel answers these and other questions. The demonstrations are excellent starting points for science fair projects.
Instructor: John Graveel Grade Range 7 - 12

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Title: Should Foods Be Risk-Free?
At the turn of a new century, foodborne disease still causes illness and death. It is estimated that there are about 76 million cases, 325,000 hospitalizations and over 1,600 deaths annually from consumption of unsafe food at a cost of $6.7 billion. The public is concerned about the improvement in food safety and demands foods free of pathogenic microorganisms. No food is really risk-free; therefore, the same key questions become what risk is acceptable, how do we determine that risk and at what cost are consumers willing to reduce the risk?
Instructor: Maribeth Cousin Grade Range 9 - 12
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Title: The Human-Animal Bond
The "ties that bind" animals and humans; and the costs and benefits to each. Dr. Brady will discuss how the role of animals in our society has evolved.
Instructor: Colleen Brady Grade Range 1 - 12
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Title: Unraveling the Mystery of Genomics
Dr. Orvis will provide an overview of current biotechnologies, and the science behind them. One example is gene sequencing. A simple explanation of gene sequencing and how that information is used in genomics will be presented. A hands-on exercise will be a part of this talk.
Instructor: Kathryn Orvis Grade Range 8 - 12
Equipment Needed - LCD Projector / Overhead Projector / need overhead only if no LCD available

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Title: What is Life?
We can tell a living thing from a non-living thing…right? Maybe it's not so simple. This lecture will discuss the nature of the universe with respect to the earth and its living organisms. Emphasis will be on the origins and the early evolution of life on earth.
Instructor: Steven G Hallett Grade Range 7 - 12

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Title: You Can "Horse Around" and Make a Living
Dr. Russell describes the horse industry in Indiana and the world. He discusses related careers, and the management and economic considerations of making a living in the horse industry. Recent advances in the technology of breeding, training, and selecting horses will be discussed as they are covered in Dr. Russell's horse management course.
Instructor: Mark Russell Grade Range 6 - 10
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Title: You Can't Win, You Can't Break Even: Thermodynamics, and Other Scientific Mysteries Explained
As we turn the corner into a new century, the effects of technology and science will dominate our lives as never before. We depend on computers, robots and recombinant bacteria to give us jobs, cook our food, keep us healthy and provide shelter and transportation. Yet, how many people can even explain how a zipper works? Or why we eat sugar for quick energy or how a television works? Dr. Tao attempts to explain some of the scientific and technological mysteries of modern life, bringing hands-on demonstrations of biopolymers, thermodynamics and energy to the classroom. He will explain the personal importance of understanding how science and engineering interact with people, emphasizing the value of science and technology education to every day life in the next century.
Instructor: Bernie Tao Grade Range 9 - 12
Equipment Needed - Slide Projector / Boiling hot water and cold water 1 cup each

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Title: Z Test course only.
This is just for testing of the system.
Instructor: Richard Z Fox Grade Range 6 - 12
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Title: Ag Econ: A Path to Law School and Grad School
Dr. Dooley, who has a law degree and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, will visit and lay out options for students already considering degrees beyond their Bachelor of Science.
Instructor: Frank Dooley Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: Build Cultural Bridges: Create Unity
With diversity ever increasing, the destructive forces of prejudice and discrimination tear at the very fabric of our society. We are a nation of different genders, ages, races, ethnicities, culture, religions and abilities, this will not change. Education may be our most powerful tool for bridging the culture gaps; therefore, schools are a natural place to begin teaching people to find commonalties with others who are regarded as different. This is a highly interactive presentation that will help students examine issues of identity, unfreeze prejudicial attitudes and act on the basis of shared values. Students will also leave with ideas and resources for taking an active role in promoting more positive relationships between diverse people.
Instructor: Pamala V Morris Grade Range 9 - 12
Equipment Needed - LCD Projector / VCR / Overhead Projector / screen

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Title: China Today
Through a power point presentation and the use of props, life in modern day China is discussed. This presentation can be adapted to fit various grade levels from K through 12. This program can be as simple as discribing every day life or can include more complex themes like the changing economy of China. Individualized programs can be developed.
Instructor: Mary Pilat Grade Range k - 12
Equipment Needed - LCD Projector / VCR / DVD player

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Title: Corporate Crime in Food and Agriculture: Who Loses?
A surprising development in the past five years is the discovery of global price-fixing conspiracies. Why do companies engage in such illegal activities, how much do buyers lose, and what has happened to the criminals
Instructor: John Connor Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: Crop Bioterrorism: Defining the Threat
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 certainly changed the way the world operates today and opened the box of unthinkables. One of those unthinkables is a deliberate and catastrophic biological attack on our nations agriculture and food system. Agriculture is a soft target and, as such, is vulnerable and needs to be harden in all areas from the farm to the fork. Agrobioterrorism is the deliberate attack on our animal or plant agriculture and food and fiber systems with a biological agent (e.g. pathogen) in an attempt to destroy the production, safety or economic markets of our food, feed, and fiber products and to instill public fear in our food supply. This lecture will focus on the plant side of agriculture (as opposed to animals) and will put crop bioterrorism in perspective with animal bioterrorism and focus on the issues of defining the threat  is it real?
Instructor: Ray D Martyn Grade Range 9 - 12
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Title: Diversity in Agriculture
Explores issues of diversity as they related to agriculture and agricultural education. Topics can include: valuing others, accomplishments of diverse peoples in agriculture, and becoming crafters of history.
Instructor: B. Allen Talbert Grade Range 9 - 12
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Title: Ethics, Engineering and Biotechnology
Biotechnology and biological engineering foreshadow incredible changes for the way we will live in the 21st century. Based on discoveries in the biosciences, biological engineering will attempt to produce useful technology for consumer and industrial purposes. Issues of ethics, ownership and information use will dominate the way society deals with the social-technological implications of biological engineering. For example, would you eat new, beneficial genetically altered foods? Should a non-human animal with inserted human genes be considered human? How about a human with non-human genes? Can you own, patent and sell your own genes? How will the Human Genome project affect your health care insurance? Dr. Tao will discuss these issues and present a brief history of engineering, highlighting important discoveries that will shape the way we think about the future. He will explain novel new technologies being developed from the biological sciences and explore how these discoveries will affect society and the lives of students as they prepare for careers in the next century.
Instructor: Bernie Tao Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: Everyday Life in Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
Experience living in Central Asia as Dr. Pilat shares her fall 2002 journey to the countrysides of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. Question, learn, and listen as she brings the thoughts and images of youth groups and rural women from the hills and plains of Central Asia to your classroom. This presentation can be tailored to audiences from K-12.
Instructor: Mary Pilat Grade Range k - 12
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Title: From Field to Table, What Can I Do With a Degree in Agricultural Economics?
Dr. will investigate career opportunities for students in Agricultural Economics, which range from farm management to working with agribusiness to managing grocery stores.
Instructor: Frank Dooley Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: How To Earn Megabucks!
Many people work hard, but many people hate their work. Most have modest earnings. What are the secrets for earning Big Bucks? Starting early is important.
Instructor: Robert Taylor Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: Leadership Development and Livestock Selection
Purdue University has a rich tradition of developing agricultural leaders through participation in various animal related judging programs! Dr. Rusk will discuss the values of the judging team experience and how they relate to getting a job in a competitive market. He will also share his views about training the mind, developing visualization skills, and the oral defense of mental decisions.
Instructor: Clint Rusk Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: The Water War
As the clean water supply gets scarcer, political and military conflicts continue to grow globally. Dr. Mohtar will shed some light on his water related international experiences, especially related to the Middle East, and the role of water shortage in the conflict and how we better understand and diffuse that tension.
Instructor: Rabi Mohtar Grade Range 7 - 12
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Title: The Wealth of Nations: Why are some countries so rich, and others so poor?
The income of the average family in the United States is about 100 times larger than incomes in the world's poorest countries, where about a billion people have no choice but to live on less than a dollar a day. What do the differences mean for everyday life? What can explain why some countries are so rich, while others are so poor? And most importantly, what might be done to spread and sustain prosperity around the world?
Instructor: William Masters Grade Range 8 - 12
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Instructor: Professor In the Classroom Grade Range 3 - 12

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