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Jeff Grabowski, Catherine Hill and Tom Turpin recognized for zipTrips Team effort
Purdue Department of Agriculture Announcement April 2, 2012
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Since 2007 the Purdue zipTrips team has developed, delivered, and researched electronic field trips (EFTs) in PK-12 science education. zipTrips have connected thousands of middle school students throughout Indiana, across the country, and overseas with Purdue scientists in real time. The team-developed lesson plans, online videos, and three EFTs meet state and national science standards in comparative biology. Assessment results show zipTrips effectively increase students' interest in science and science careers. Findings have been presented at numerous science education conferences and in peer-review journals. The project was partially funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

The Purdue Agriculture 2012 TEAM Award zipTrips Team consists of:

AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATION - Dan Annarino, Tom Campbell, Joan Crow, Steven Doyle, Rebecca Goetz, Sharon Katz, Steve Leer, Jamie Loizzo, Carolyn McGrew, Robert Snorek, Tim Thompson, Cindy Verhey

ANIMAL DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY - Ching Ching Wu

ANIMAL SCIENCES - Amy Lossie, Terry Stewart

BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES - Sophie Lelievre, J. Paul Robinson

BIOCHEMISTRY - James Clemens

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - Brad Duerstock, Alyssa Panitch

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES - Krista Nichols

BOTANY AND PLANT PATHOLOGY - Kiersten Wise

CENTER FOR PARALYSIS RESEARCH - Lisa Hilliard

DISCOVERY LEARNING RESEARCH CENTER - Omolola Adedokun, Julianne Bell, Wilella Burgess, Loran Carleton Parker

ENTOMOLOGY - Jeff Grabowski, Catherine Hill, Tom Turpin

FOOD SCIENCE - Kevin Keener

FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES - Andrew DeWoody, Brian MacGowan, Rod Williams, Marisol Sepulveda

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION SERVICES - Edward Dunn

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - Elizabeth Pappas

VETERINARY CLINICAL SCIENCES - Laurent Couetil, Steven Thompson

VETERINARY MEDICAL TEACHING HOSPITAL - Lorraine Corriveau

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION - Richard Fox

A celebration of the success of the Purdue zipTrips Team, winner of the 2012 Purdue Agriculture TEAM Award will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Pfendler Hall of Agriculture, Deans Auditorium.

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