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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students have several opportunities to work closely with faculty on research projects in YDAE. Students may be interested in developing a relationship and be mentored by a faculty scholar, conducting an Honor’s Project, learning more about how to conduct social science research in communities and educational settings, or exploring their interests in graduate school. Undergraduate research projects are an excellent way for undergraduate students to demonstrate their potential research capacity to apply for graduate school. There is funding available to support undergraduate research projects. To read more about research opportunities for undergraduate, check out: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/oap/Pages/undergrad_research.aspx & http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/diversity/srop-marcaim.cfm.

Examples of Undergraduate Research Projects in YDAE are listed below.


Consumer Cooking Fuels in Cameroon

Undergraduate Researcher: Hannah Joy Pheasant, Major: Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Faculty Mentors: John Lumkes & Neil Knobloch
Funding Source: Purdue University Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program, 2011
Poster Poster PDF File

Developing Cultural Competence in High School Agriculture Students

Undergraduate Researcher: Ashtin Balzer, Major: Agricultural Education
Faculty Mentor: Neil Knobloch
Funding Source: Purdue University Agricultural Research Fund Scholarship, 2009-11
Poster Poster PowerPoint File

Motivations of Students in a Freshman Computations and Communications Course

Undergraduate Researcher: Jennifer Kruse, Major: Biology
Faculty Mentors: Natalie Carroll & Neil Knobloch
Funding Source: Purdue University Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program, 2010
Poster Poster PowerPoint File

Developing a Rubric to Assess Learner-Centered Teaching

Undergraduate Researcher: Rebekah Nortrup, Major: Agricultural Education
Faculty Mentors: Neil Knobloch & Levon Esters
Funding Source: Purdue University Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program, 2010

Eat Your Way to Better Health: Outcomes of a Garden-Based Education Program in Indiana Schools

Courtney Sanor, Major: Health & Kinesiology
Faculty Mentors: Kathryn Orvis & Neil Knobloch
Funding Source: Purdue University Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program, 2010
Poster Poster PowerPoint File