Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Digital Ag

November 4, 2020

Purdue University will be again hosting an undergraduate summer research program in digital agriculture in 2021 supported by a USDA REEU grant. We are optimistic that we will be able to have an in-person experience, but will fall back to virtual again, if necessary. This will be the third year of this program.


Information about the summer internship, how to apply, etc. can be found at the URL below:

Applications are due midnight Monday, Feb 8, 2021

Students will learn to:

  • understand application program interfaces (APIs) well enough to collect data and wrangle data into informed decisions
  • perform proper statistical analysis and be able to communicate process and results
  • understand the industry opportunities in agri-business data science


The project will address a variety of the AFRI farm bill priority areas with focus on Cyberinformatics and Tools for Food and Agricultural Data Analysis and Data-Driven Applications (FACT). With the intellectual focus on digital agriculture and data analytics, we will introduce algorithmic thinking in basic elements, and will empower those students to integrate different concepts into their own research area and to communicate that effectively.


The Purdue Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) will facilitate housing for interns, social activities, and tours of agricultural research centers.