Thirteen graduate students received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award this spring in recognition of their outstanding achievement in scholarship and professional accomplishments. This award is considered to be among the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students.
The U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society are partnering to launch the inaugural competition for the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. The new component of the Fulbright Program will offer up to five awards to U.S. citizens for nine months of overseas travel and multi-media storytelling on globally significant social or environmental topics. Fellows will focus their digital stories on one of the program’s eight themes: biodiversity, cities, cultures, disasters, energy, food, oceans, and water.
Two Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences graduate students in entomology are building upon their international experiences by conducting a new graduate seminar series on tropical entomology. The students, Ariel Rivers and Loren Rivera-Vega, are enrolled in the International Agriculture and Development dual-title degree program, which provides students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree.
Selected recipients will receive a $30,000 stipend, tuition, health insurance, a research allowance, and a travel allowance for 9 to 12 months of study (the stipend is prorated for fellowship terms less than 12 months). Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research at a Smithsonian facility for the duration of the award period.
Graduate Students: Win $10,000 for YOUR Sustainability Idea!
Forest fragmentation caused by drilling infrastructure is measurable, may alter bird communities
Congratulations to Emily Finch for receiving a Clinical and Translational Science Institute TL1 career development award.
Mike Lohr early on knew exactly what he wanted to be. When he was a kid, he called it a "bird scientist." Now he knows the proper title is avian ecologist.
A community, environment and development major who is a Schreyer Honors College student has been named the outstanding senior in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences Class of 2013.
Environmental resource management might sound like a white-colar desk job to most, but to Tyler Yost, it is much more.
To most people, swimming with sharks in an enclosed area would be terrifying, but to Jenifer McAndrew, it is just another day on the job.
Congratulations to Lillian Moller-Jacobs on being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Kristal Jones, a doctoral candidate in agricultural economics, sociology and education in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Nicole Laliberte, a doctoral candidate in geography and women's studies, have been honored as co-recipients of the 2013 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award for Graduate students.
Penn State Culinology team finished third in national competition in Charlotte, N.C.
Dara Bloom received an Alumni Association Dissertation Award at the Nittany Lion Inn on March 23.
A new dual-title graduate degree program in International Agriculture and Development offered by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has graduated its first two students.
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) will be holding a Lawnmower Clinic on April 5 and April 6.
Most of us remember learning about ROY G. BIV when we were kids — the acronym for the sequence of colors in a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
Leslie Pillen will be recognized for her experience in the Critical Language Scholarship Program last summer.
Congratulations to Dara Bloom for being a recipient of the Graduate School Alumni Association Dissertation Award.