Community Outreach

Bug Fest 2014

Featured Speakers
Tom Turpin - Is there a Bug in Your Soup?
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Professor of Entomology - Purdue University

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.

Is There a Bug in Your Soup?

Dr. Turpin, who is known for the Purdue Bug Bowl and teaching people about edible insects, will be cooking up some tasty bug treats to sample.