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Food science graduate students Weslie Khoo and Haoshu Zhang promoted the health and sustainability benefits of crickets as an ingredient in pasta.
August 29, 2017

Penn State food science graduate students are creating a new pasta fortified with cricket flour. They talked up the advantages of eating crickets and their new Bold Foods brand with visitors to Ag Progress Days.

Entomologist Dr. Kelli Hoover points out damage from emerald ash borer — the target for a new treatment for wood she invented with Dr. John Janowiak, wood products professor
August 22, 2017

Entomologist Dr. Kelli Hoover and Wood Products Professor Dr. John Janowiak invented a fast and new pest-killing treatment for wood to prevent destruction from pests like emerald ash borer.

Penn State plant geneticist Majid Foolad (center) and plant biology/plant science Ph.D. students Mengyuan Jia and  Sihui Gao tend tomatoes to develop a variety tailored to Pennsylvania.
August 22, 2017

Penn State Plant Geneticist Dr. Majid Foolad is developing new tomato varieties. He won a $75,000 research commercialization grant from the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences to bring the new varieties to market.

Penn State RAIN grant winners Dr. Kelli Hoover and Dr. John Janowiak show the damage to an ash log from the invasive emerald ash borer.
August 21, 2017

RAIN grants from the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program help move discoveries from the lab to the marketplace

Nina Jenkins and Giovani Bellicanta won the 2017 Research Innovator Award from the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program. Jenkins is an entomologist and CEO of ConidioTec; Bellicanta is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Entomology.
August 3, 2017

Dr. Nina Jenkins, an entomologist at the College of Agricultural Sciences, and her team discovered a biopesticide that kills bedbugs. The company registered Aprehend with the EPA and will soon bring it to market.

A team of food science students from Penn State won the National Dairy Council's 2017 New Product Competition for their dairy beverage concept, FüZen. The team was composed of Michelle Tran (team captain), Lisa Caprera, Manpreet Cheema, Mitchell Culler, J
July 12, 2017

Three teams of food science students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences came out on top in national product-development competitions and a trivia bowl in June.

Ag Springboard keynote speaker Todd Erdley, founder and CEO of Videon in State College, inspires student entrepreneurs to be comfortable with the risk-fail-pivot process common to entrepreneurship during the Ag Springboard Awards Banquet Thursday, April 1
April 14, 2017

Risk. Fail. Pivot. Repeat. Todd Erdley, co-founder and CEO of Videon, advises student entrepreneurs.

Pasta 2050’s pitch for pasta made with cricket flour won first place and $7,500 Thursday April 13 in the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest. L to R: Dr. Mark Gagnon, Entrepreneurship Coordinator, Dean Richard Roush, College of Agricultural Scie
April 14, 2017

A team of food science graduate students won the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest and $7,500 grand prize Thursday after pitching and serving judges pasta made with cricket flour.

April 13, 2017

Hui Wang and Jiayi Wang plan to use edutainment videos on social media platforms native to China to help connect family farms with urban consumers

Todd Erdley is the keynote speaker for the Ag Springboard business pitch contest finale Thursday.
April 9, 2017

Todd Erdley, local technology entrepreneur and champion of economic growth, will speak Thursday during the awards banquet for the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest.

Luke Yost explains how the ModZero device allows a single scope to be used on multiple rifles, potentially saving time and money.
April 7, 2017

Five student teams will live-pitch their new business concepts to judges April 13, in hopes of winning $7,500 during the final round of the 2017 Ag Springboard competition.

March 28, 2017

One idea to build a vertical farming project led to an Ag Springboard team. Then a win. Then a company. GreenTowers' co-founders share how they unleashed their creativity and momentum.

Sami Beining, a biorenewable systems major, with the Warchest a military ammo can repurposed for tailgating. (Image: Cameron Hart)
February 22, 2017

Meet two agricultural sciences students pitching their idea to repurpose military ammo cans into tailgating gear.

Dr. Mark Gagnon is the Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar and Entrepreneurship Coordinator. (Photo by Cameron Hart)
February 21, 2017

To grow, you must challenge yourself.

January 11, 2017

This spring, one student team will win $7,500 at Ag Springboard to help launch a great idea in the agricultural sciences.

December 5, 2016

Innovators get uneasy when ventures and progress lags

Bill Brock of Straub Brewery speaks to students about social entrepreneurship Nov. 14 during GE Week Penn State.
November 23, 2016

Developing strong character is the first step to becoming a social entrepreneur — a leader of enterprises devoted to the common good — advises Bill Brock of Straub Brewery.

November 10, 2016

To achieve tangible results, schedule time away from news feeds and text alerts.

November 9, 2016

Get Inspired! Get Started! Make It Happen! GEWeek Penn State events co-sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program or of special interest to students in the agricultural sciences.