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BTN LiveBIG shines a light on the community of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service. Check out our featured LiveBIG community stories below and join the LiveBIG conversation by sharing your stories with our Facebook and Twitter communities.

BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten students selected as Agriculture Ambassadors

From the cornfields of Nebraska to the vineyards — yes, vineyards — of New Jersey, agriculture is big business in B1G country. So it’s appropriate that Big Ten students will be serving as National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassadors through the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska physics professor makes his mark on the world’s largest machine

It’s not hyperbole to say that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is gargantuan. For one thing, it’s the world’s largest machine, supported by the world’s largest computing grid. And the “centerpiece” of the LHC is a ring tunnel beneath the Franco-Swiss border that measures 17 miles in circumference and goes more than 500 feet below the surface in places.

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BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State students create app to show positive impact of recycling programs

From dormitories to the Horseshoe, Buckeyes are enthusiastic about the benefits of recycling. And a team of students from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and the College of Engineering created a tool that they hope will help spread that enthusiasm to municipalities of all sizes across the country.

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BTN LiveBIG: Innovations at Northwestern’s Knight Lab help spread the news

Claims regarding the impending demise of newspapers aren’t taken lightly at Northwestern University, a school known for having one of the country’s top journalism programs. Students and faculty at NU are developing creative solutions that will revolutionize the ways we consume the news.

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BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten professors helping NASA look for life on other worlds

Coming out of the Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution of the 18th century, scholars understood two things their predecessors hadn’t known about the universe: It’s incredibly vast, and the Earth isn’t at the center of it. Together, these realizations started a new vein of inquiry in the sciences and beyond, one that boiled down to a single question — is there life out there?

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BTN LiveBIG: Terp team wins big at national urban design competition

Here’s the task: You have two weeks to create a master plan that will transform a site in downtown New Orleans into a culturally and economically thriving neighborhood. You must provide drawings, site plans, tables and financial analysis — all while working with team members from multiple disciplines and backgrounds to create the best possible presentation for an esteemed panel of judges.

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