Tom Turpin - What's for lunch?

Tom Turpin

Purdue University professor of entomology and Cooperative Extension Service entomologist

Tom Turpin is a Purdue University professor of entomology and Cooperative Extension Service entomologist.

Turpin created "Bug Bowl" in 1990 to demonstrate insect mobility to his students; the annual event now attracts more than 20,000 people as well as worldwide media attention.

A popular speaker, he gives presentations on a variety of agricultural-related topics to audiences of all ages and has been featured in national magazines, on network television shows, and talk and call-in radio programs.

A dedicated teacher, he has received numerous teaching honors, including Purdue's top undergraduate teaching award. The title of his talk is: What's for lunch? Description: So how do insects taste? Let your taste buds discover what many other cultures already know: Insects can be tasty!