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The DDHT Project

Designing a Digital Horticultural Toolbox Purdue University IRB Protocol #: 2022-841 The DDHT Project Vision To identify common production challenges faced by fruit and vegetable growers in the Midwest and design digital tools to assist growers in addressing them. Study Goals We seek to understand the production challenges faced by Midwestern fruit and vegetable growers…Continue readingThe DDHT Project

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Autumn Denny

I joined the Agricultural Informatics Lab in February of 2022. I currently work as an undergraduate research assistant doing web development and migration. I work on the Plant Data Service API and support migration and maintenance of the MCCC Species Selector Tools. I am an undergraduate in Purdue’s Agricultural and Biological Engineering program, majoring in…Continue readingAutumn Denny

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Megan Low

My background has primarily been in food science but my growing curiosity in tech and drive for social impact led me to the Agricultural Informatics Lab. I completed my BSc in Food Science at the University of Minnesota, where I did both field and lab research work with maize and intermediate wheatgrass. After, I worked…Continue readingMegan Low

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The DASHI Project

Design for Agricultural Soil Health Information Purdue University IRB Protocol #: 2021-1511 Sign up for Community Calls on Last Wednesday of Every Month @ 1pm. The DASHI Project Vision To distill the essence of soil health information practices, that enables us to (re)design a family of technologies,forming the backbone of a range of delightful user…Continue readingThe DASHI Project

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Claudia Becerra Rativa

I’m an undergraduate Environmental Engineering student from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia. I’m a research assistant under the guidance of Dr. Ankita Raturi, and my current work centers around soil health data management in agriculture. During my time in Colombia I’ve come to value the importance of working with communities (mainly ‘campesinos’) maintaining knowledge…Continue readingClaudia Becerra Rativa

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Prateek Mondan

I am a first year graduate student pursuing User Experience Design in the Computer Graphics Technology Department at Purdue University. I have a background in Design, with a Bachelors in Architecture from National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India and my work experience thereafter, under Wolf Jaipur, India. Under the advisory of Ankita Raturi, my work…Continue readingPrateek Mondan

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Jillian Arber

I am a PhD student at Purdue University, majoring in Agricultural and Biological Engineering under the watch of my advisor, Ankita Raturi. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Plant & Soil Sciences. For the past 3 years I’ve been working hands-on with plants; first at a greenhouse…Continue readingJillian Arber

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Haley Thomas

I am currently an undergraduate student in Environmental and Natural Resource Engineering at Purdue University. I’m interested in making our food systems work better for farmers, consumers, and the environment. I’m currently working with the Agricultural Informatics Lab on Informatics for Community Food Resilience, specifically focusing on the qualitative research study and software for local foods.Continue readingHaley Thomas

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Steven Doyle

I am a first year PhD student advised by Ankita Raturi in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. My current research centers around informational structures in the agricultural program domain in collaboration with the Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management (OpenTEAM) community. I am particularly interested in decision support tools and…Continue readingSteven Doyle

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Community Food Resilience

The Locavorian Challenge Global crises, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, highlight the fragility of our local food system. Farmers and consumers are faced with challenges around coordinating food production and distribution. Disruptions in global and local supply chains demand that communities take creative approaches to ensure community food resilience. The ramifications of a pandemic-based…Continue readingCommunity Food Resilience