Natalie J Carroll
Youth Development and Agricultural Education
- Professor – Extension Education
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
- Professor of Ag & Bio Engineering
- Interdepartmental Professor
Forestry and Natural Resources
Dr. Carroll focuses on informal
youth education in natural resources and the environment. She provides 4-H
project support for: aquatic science, beekeeping, entomology, forestry, geology,
soil & water conservation, shooting sports education, sport fishing,
weather, and wildlife projects. She coordinates 4-H/FFA Career Development
Events (judging contests): Entomology, Forestry, Wildlife Habitat Evaluation)
and co-coordinates the P.I.N.E. (Plants, Insects, Natural resources and
Environment) workshop for high school youth. Dr. Carroll also holds an
appointment in Agricultural and Biological Engineering where she teaches
Environmental Systems Management.
Michigan State University Mathematics major/General Science minor, with
secondary teaching certification
MS Michigan State University Agricultural
Engineering - forage harvesting
PhD Michigan State University Agricultural
Engineering - Soil & Water (numerical modeling)
ASM 336 Environmental Systems Management
Introduction to Environmental Science (Spring 2008)
ABE 450 Finite Element
Method in Design and Optimization (Fall, 2003 – 2006)
YDAE 591F Enrichment in
the Classroom: Farm to Table (Summer, 2004, 2006)
ENGR 103 Introduction to
Engineering Careers, Environmental and Natural Resources (Fall 2002 and invited
lectures, 2003 – 2006)
HORT 590 Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology
EDCI 589D Enrichment in the Classroom: Natural Resources
(Summer, 1997 & 1998)
Informal learning, especially science learning through
environmental and natural resources experiences. Student motivation and
to Sustainable Biofuels Production via the Pyrolysis-Biochar Platform
(AFRI-CAP), NIFA, collaborator, 04/01/2011 – 03/31/2016, $22 million to Iowa
State, sub-contrct $3,787,226 to Purdue
2011 Toyota 4-H2O Community Project,
Indiana, National 4-H Council, Natalie Carroll, $65,000.
2010 Toyota 4-H2O
Community Project, Indiana, National 4-H Council, Natalie Carroll & Renee
Indiana Energizes! A 4-H SET Activity, Duke Energy, 2010,
COSIA: Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences, Halversen,
Niyogi, D, NSF, 07/01/2009-8/31/11, NSF, University of California, Berkley,
subcontract to Purdue, $268,258
Teaming with Insects, Christian Oseto (PI),
Tim Gibb, Melissa Shepson, Natalie Carroll, one year (2009), National 4-H,
CSREES, USDA. $87,174 (in negations) $104,300.00
Encouraging Regional Trade
with Hermetic Storage for Cowpea in West and Central Africa, Joan Fulton (PI),
Jess Lowneberg-DeBoer, Natalie Carroll, Larry Murdock, Barry Pittendrigh, Katy
Ibrahim, five years (’07 – ’11), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
Response of Aquatic and Terrestrial Microorganisms to
Carbon-based Manufactured Nanoparticles, National Science Foundation, four years
(’04 – ’08) $1,600,000
Apple Functional Genomics, two years (’03-’05).
Youth Research Projects, N. Carroll (PI), one year (2004), North
Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), $3,500
Woods Trail and Education, N Carroll (PI), two years (’01-’02), Purdue
Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, $5,000
On-site Wastewater Disposal, N. Carroll (PI), D. Jones, J. Frankenberger, two
years (’00-’01), Purdue Extension Initiative Funding, $24,000
Biotechnology curriculum for teachers, P. Goldsbrough (PI), N. Carroll, two
years (’00-’01), Bottum/Kohlmeyer Public Policy Education Award,
Septic System and Water Quality in Indiana conference, N. Carroll
(PI), D. Jones, 1 year (2001), SeaGrant College Program, $6,500.
Shooting Sports Curriculum Development, N. Carroll, one year (2001), National
Wild Turkey Foundation, $5,000
Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife by
4-H Volunteers, N. Carroll (PI), M. Klepinger, two years (’99-’01), National Sea
Grant College Program, $140,891
Watershed Connections in Clinton County, J.
Frankenberger (PI), N. Carroll, one year (1999), Bottum/Kohlmeyer Public Policy
Education Award, $3,500
Great Lakes Adventure, CD-ROM, N. Carroll (PI), D.
Jones, M. Strickland, two years (’96-’98), Environmental Protection Agency,
Discovery Learning Research
Center, Internal Advisory Board, 2010 - present
Community Standards Board
(CSB), August, 2010 – 2011
Andrews/Blosser Environmental Travel Grant
Reviewer for the Graduate School, Spring, 2010
Promotions Committee, Panel X
(clinical faculty), 2009-2010
Service to the University
(NSF Advance Grant events and programs)
Search Committee Workshop, STEM
disciplines, Fall, 2011
Mentoring for College of Agriculture faculty, 2010 -
College Awards Committee, 2009 – current, Chair,
Extension Internal Review Board (IRB), June, 2009 – January,
University Senate, 2009 - 2012
Youth Development and
Search Chair, 2011-current
Committee, Chair, 2011 - current
Costa Rica, Proper Disposal of Unwanted Medication,
21st Century Watershed Technology Conference (ASABE), 2010
Experimental Design for Extension Research & Protocol for
Extension Education Research, Collaborators meeting: Hermetic Storage for
Cowpea Project, 2007
Sweden, Poster: Nanotechnology and the
Environment, International Symposium on Society and Resource Management,
Ireland, Employing a Volunteer Network to Help Control Purple
Loosestrife, International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species,
Brazil, The Great Lakes Adventure CDROM, American Society of
Agricultural Engineers, 2002
Awards & Honors
(2011) APEX Award for Publication Excellence: Green Materials: Sensibel Disposal of Unwanted Medicine. Communication Concepts.
(2010) Educational Aids Competition, ASABE Blue Ribbon Award. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
(2010) PUCESA Mid-Career Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Association.
(2007) Deans Millionaire's Club. Purdue Ag.
(2003) Junior Award. • Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist Association (PUCESA).
Carroll, N. J., & Oseto, C. (2011). Teaming with Insects, 4-H manual: Level 1, 37.
Carroll, N. J., & Oseto, C. (2011). Teaming with Insects, 4-H manual: Level 2, 33.
Carroll, N. J., & Oseto, C. (2011). Teaming with Insects, 4-H manual: Level 3, 33.
Carroll, N. J. (2011). Teaming with Insects, 4-H manual: Facilitator's Guide, 49.
Carroll, N. J., & Siegfried, W. (2010). Proper Disposal of Unwanted Medications, 48.
Carroll, N. J., & Kruse, J. (2011). Energy Investigators, youth manual, 15. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/4H/4-H-1014-W.pdf
Carroll, N. J., & Kruse, J. (2011). Energy Investigators, Facilitator's Guide, 15. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/4H/4-H-1015-W.pdf
Knipp, J., Carroll, N. J., Miller, B., & Jones, D. (2008). Farm Ponds Q&A. Retrieved from www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-410-W.pdf
Baoua, I., Carroll, N. J., Dabire, C., Fulton, J., Moussa, B., Sanon, A., & Tahirou, A. (2008). Field Techician Training Manual Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage Project, 84.
Carroll, N. J., & Addae-Mensah, N. A. (2011). Saving Energy in Your Home: Insulation, 2. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-436-W.pdf