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Welcome to San Antonio for the 2016 National eXtension Conference.
We’re happy to have both... participants in the Professional Development track and participants in the i-Three Issue Corps track!

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Roger Tormoehlen

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
My responsibilities as a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering are focused on:
1. Providing leadership for P-12 engineering educational initiatives. This will include developing new innovative agricultural and biological engineering-focused learning initiatives for use in formal settings (i.e., agricultural education; elementary and middle school classrooms); growing the “National Youth Engineering Challenge” to one that is nationally known and is seen as a preeminent youth engineering educational event; and implementing innovative digital-based learning initiatives to enhance agricultural and biological engineering-focused education at the P-12 level, especially in non-formal educational settings.
2. Developing a research program that annually brings in significant resources to advance agricultural safety and health issues and youth engineering-based learning using digital technologies.
3. Mentoring graduate students in conducting research, preparing and presenting research presentations at national and international professional conferences, and publishing their scholarship in peer-reviewed journals.
4. Guiding undergraduate students in the development of community-based engineering solutions for U.S. and international communities.
5. Developing and teaching undergraduate courses with a focus on agricultural safety and health and PK-12 engineering education.

Previously I served as the inaugural administrative leader for the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education at Purdue University from September 2003 to August 2015. I was responsible for providing innovative and creative leadership leading to the establishment of an effective academic unit challenged with meeting the tri-mission (learning, discovery and engagement) of a modern department in a land-grant university.

I managed twelve faculty, six non-faculty professionals, and three clerical staff. The department’s annual operating budget was approximately 1.7 million dollars. Program support dollars (4-H and agricultural education) accounted for an additional approximately $300,000 and grant generated funds were approximately 2 million dollars annually. The department offered two undergraduate academic B.S. degrees; agricultural education (80 students) and agricultural communication (45 students). The department's graduate program in youth development and agricultural education contained, on average, approximately 20 M.S. and Ph.D. students.