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Youth Development
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Matthew J Kararo

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship-YDAE MR
Agricultural Administration Building Room 221
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Graduate Student Profile
Matthew Kararo grew up in Elgin, IL and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. He originally came to Purdue in the Forestry & Natural Resources department, but transferred to YDAE in the summer of 2010. He is currently completing work on the Eat Your Way to Better Health program and works on the CenUSA bioenergy project, as well as the OSU Sugar Creek GK-12 project.

B.S. in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb IL
M.S. in Youth Development & Agricultural Education from Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

Professional Activities
Teaching Assistant for YDAE 644 (Fall 2011)

Research Interests
Informal Science Education (Environmental Ed.)

Committee Members
Dr. Kathryn Orvis-Advisor
Dr. Neil Knobloch
Dr. Linda Prokopy

Funding Sources
CenUSA Bioenergy Grantv

Awards & Honors

(2012) Harlan W & Dorothy W Parr Scholarship. Lafayette Community Foundation.