Recent News

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.