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February 4, 2014

Purdue's 'Big Data in Agriculture' symposium open to faculty, staff, graduate students

Purdue's faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend and present posters at "Big Data in Agriculture," a symposium March 5. Registration is free but required, and the deadline is Feb. 21.

The symposium, organized through a collaboration of several Purdue academic departments, will take place from 1 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Beck Agricultural Center, 4540 U.S. 52 West. The symposium will examine questions and challenges related to leveraging public and private data and records to improve farmer decisions, advance research methods and enable improved policy.

The symposium will include poster sessions, "lightning round" presentations that will last five to six minutes each, and a series of presentations and team activities geared toward undergraduate students.

The poster sessions and lightning round presentations are intended to improve and increase collaboration among Purdue units. They will take place at 1-5:30 p.m., and participants are welcome to stay for dinner. The activities geared toward undergraduates will take place at 5:30-8:30 p.m.

There is no limit to the number of faculty, staff and graduate student poster presenters or attendees. Faculty across several disciplines will distribute a total of 180 tickets to undergraduates. Undergraduates with significant interest in attending may contact Dennis Buckmaster, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, at dbuckmas@purdue.edu.

All presenters and faculty, staff or graduate student attendees must register for the symposium by Feb. 21 at this link. The registration link includes a flyer, which contains more information about the event as well as the symposium's schedule. Any poster topics relevant to the event's title are welcomed.

For more information, contact Buckmaster at dbuckmas@purdue.edu.

Writer: Amanda Hamon, 49-61325, ahamon@purdue.edu