PlantVillage solves crop problems by democratizing science-based knowledge
October 20, 2014
David Hughes understands the devastating effects a plant disease can have on crops and the people who rely on them for food and income. This understanding, and the mentoring he received early in his research career, germinated the seed of an idea that has borne fruit in the form of an online network designed to get practical knowledge about plants and plant diseases into the hands -- and mobile devices -- of farmers around the globe.
Former student's career blossomed after attending Ag Career Day
October 17, 2014
The College of Agricultural Sciences' Ag Career Day is an event designed to bring students and the companies that need them together. For recent graduate Laura Elberth, last year's event led to a full-time job with one of Pennsylvania's oldest employers -- the Henry F. Michell Co.
Climate change not responsible for altering forest tree composition
October 15, 2014
Change in disturbance regimes -- rather than a change in climate -- is largely responsible for altering the composition of Eastern forests, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Video focuses on Huck Institutes' immunology and infectious diseases studies
October 9, 2014
Emily Finch, a doctoral degree candidate in the Huck Institutes' Immunology and Infectious Diseases program, and Sandeep Prabhu, a professor of immunology and molecular toxicology at Penn State, study relationships between diet and disease.