Recent News

E&I Donor Earl Harbaugh speaks of the value of entrepreneurship during the E&I Showcase and Celebration Nov. 10. Photo by Sarah Giegerich
November 10, 2017

The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences on Nov. 10 announced two $1 million gifts to endow positions in its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. Both gifts have received matching funds from the University.

November 6, 2017

'They have so much wisdom’ says senior Marisa DeGennaro in a special GEWeek episode of the podcast Entrepreneurial State of Mind

Agribusiness students studied Sterman Masser's supply chain to help the company create new products, in a real-world case study. (Photo by Sarah Giegerich)
October 24, 2017

Agribusiness management students are working with Sterman Masser Potato Farms to help Pennsylvania’s largest potato producer reach beyond the bag with new, convenient potato products.

Christopher Zimmermann and Monica Caldwell, of the E&I student outreach team, are ready to help agricultural sciences students Make It Happen at the Career Fair.
October 12, 2017

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program's student outreach team met ag sciences students with information and inspiration at the Oct. 10 Career Day at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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