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2011

Student team wins Ag Springboard Competition
December 7, 2011
A team of five students from the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural Sciences won the 2011 Ag Business Springboard Competition. The winning team was chosen on Nov. 14 out of five finalist groups and was awarded the $5,000 grand prize. Members of Team Baobab PSU include team leader Matt Zellers, a senior in mechanical engineering; Leigh Lesnick, a senior in mechanical engineering; Alyssa Joslin, a junior in industrial engineering; Imran Hussain, a junior in immunology and infectious diseases; and Tyler Yost, a junior in environmental resource management.
Penn State student horseman headed for United Arab Emirates event
November 15, 2011
During a time when most students are stressing over finals, Penn State ERM junior Steven Hay will be heading to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Soil judging team wins group segment at regionals; going to nationals
November 11, 2011
Two teams from the college recently took first and fourth places in group judging at the regional soil judging competition at the University of Rhode Island, qualifying to compete in the national event hosted by West Virginia University in March.
ERM Student Models Pesticides with EPA
August 24, 2011
After completing several short work experiences with various Pennsylvania state agencies, Cody Cogan was ready for something different when he interned with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this summer. He found the switch from the hands-on, field-based work he had been doing -- which he thoroughly enjoyed -- to an office setting in Washington, D.C., where he developed computer models to determine the effects of pesticides on aquatic ecosystems, challenging but rewarding. "It was great to know that what I did every day actually made a difference that I could see," he said.
ERM Students Compete in Bass Fishing Tournament
July 26, 2011
A team of two Penn State ERM students recently placed in the top half of competitors at the first Northern Region qualifying event for the FLW College Bass Fishing Tournament. Finishing 15th out of 40 teams, the result was actually a bit of a disappointment for team members Grae Buck and Jessica Moldofsky. They were hoping to win the tournament after landing first place at last year's Lake Erie Regional, resulting in the $10,000 prize being awarded to Penn State's Bass Fishing Club.
Ecosystems Management Course-Student Video Projects
May 3, 2011
Senior ERM students create videos for their Case Studies in Ecosystems Management (ERM 413W) course. Topics include sustainability, bioeconomy, Marcellus Shale drilling impacts, and nutrient management issues and the Chesapeake Bay. Check them out!
Marine Science Down Under
May 2, 2011
ERM student Amanda Miller (class of 2011-Environmental Science option, Marine Sciences minor) studies a semester abroad at the University of Queensland in Australia.
ERM Student Gets Northern Exposure
March 31, 2011
Mary Susan Sherman has Alaskan National Park Internship. While in Alaska, Sherman was based in Coal Creek Camp in central Alaska near the Yukon River.