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Creating Agricultural Technology Lessons for High School Students to Stimulate Interest in Long-Term Career Possibilities and Collegiate ABE and ASM Matriculation

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Conference

2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

Start Date

June 25, 2023

End Date

June 28, 2023

Conference Session

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division (BAE) Technical Session 1

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Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division (BAE)

Page Count

13

DOI

10.18260/1-2--42796

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https://peer.asee.org/42796

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Robert Merton Stwalley III Purdue University at West Lafayette (COE)

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Dr. Robert M. Stwalley III, P.E. joined the Agricultural & Biological Engineering department as a faculty member in the fall of 2013. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Biological Engineering (ABE) and his M.S.E. and Ph.D. from ME.

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Abstract

Agriculture represents a large segment of the economy in the United States, particularly within the inter-mountain region in the center of the country. The technology associated with agricultural pursuits is growing ever more complex, and the labor pool associated with farm and ranch operations, along with agricultural support service providers, will need to deal with increasingly complex equipment requiring specialized training to utilize. Researchers at Purdue ABE have received funding from USDA NIFA to develop learning modules for high school instruction that could help stimulate interest in the on-going activities of the agricultural industry. These exercises will incorporate elements of off-road vehicle balance and design, robotics and programming, and UAVs and instrumentation. These lessons will be piloted at a career center run jointly by three public school corporations. Details of lesson planning strategy, physical lab activities, and overall learning objectives will be presented.

Stwalley, R. M. (2023, June), Creating Agricultural Technology Lessons for High School Students to Stimulate Interest in Long-Term Career Possibilities and Collegiate ABE and ASM Matriculation Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--42796

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