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July 13, 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.

May 25, 2017

In Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, one animal science major was able to leverage academics, scholarship and internship programs as well as her alumni network to prepare for a career in dairy cattle genetics.

May 9, 2017

Landscape design and landscape construction classes in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are known for their incredible community projects.

May 3, 2017

Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P. Jones presented 10 awards to more than 30 graduate students in recognition of outstanding achievement during the annual Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 18 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

May 3, 2017

Thirteen graduate students received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award, Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal, in recognition of their outstanding professional accomplishment and achievement in scholarly research in any of the disciplinary areas of fine arts and humanities; social sciences — applied and basic; physical and computational sciences — applied and basic; life and health sciences; and engineering.

May 3, 2017

It’s common that some people worry about crops that are sprayed with fungicides. But what if the fungicide came from a natural source, such as another plant?

May 3, 2017

Three graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences — Phillip Martin, Ismaiel Szink and Rachel Rozum — recently received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

October 31, 2016

Student researchers in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences received nearly half of the 2016 grants recently awarded to graduate students by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

March 2, 2016

The College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards are available to any registered full-time Graduate Student advised by our faculty (College or Inter-College major).

January 8, 2016

Penn State graduate students and visiting scientists from other institutions play a critical role in many studies conducted at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, Adams County. And now, thanks to the financial support of the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania, new graduate-student housing at the center will help ensure those contributions into the future.

January 4, 2016

An $80,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with matching support from the University, will fund five years of advanced training in data reproducibility and entrepreneurship.

December 14, 2015

These Fellowship and Award opportunities are designed to enhance the recruitment of high caliber graduate students by strengthening departmental capacity to make competitive offers.

December 9, 2015

The Office of Research and Graduate Education is accepting nominations for the Paul Hand Award for Graduate Student Teaching Achievement. The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who are excelling in classroom teaching. All graduate students advised by College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are eligible.

December 9, 2015

The Office of Research and Graduate Education is accepting nominations for the Evans Family Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who are excelling in extension educational programming. All graduate students advised by College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are eligible.

November 10, 2015

A $250,000 gift from two Penn State faculty members promises to enhance graduate education in rural sociology in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Leland Glenna, associate professor of rural sociology and science, technology, and society, and his wife, Esther Prins, associate professor of education, established the Luther R. Glenna Graduate Fellowship in Rural Sociology in memory of Glenna's father, who died in 1975 at the age of 47.

August 27, 2015

Penn State is hosting 19 new National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. The students join 62 prior recipients continuing in the University’s graduate degree programs in the Eberly College of Science and the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Health and Human Development, Information Sciences and Technology, and the Liberal Arts, as well as the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs.

July 7, 2015

This is the 10th of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

June 11, 2015

A new endowment in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will leave a good taste in the mouths of graduate students studying one particular aspect of food science. Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science, has pledged a total of $25,000 to establish the John and Jane Ziegler Graduate Award in Sensory Science.

June 11, 2015

Ride for Five mass transit passes will expire on July 1 for any graduate students, faculty or staff who prepaid only through June 2015. Pass holders who wish to extend the use of their Ride for Five pass must visit the Parking Office at 1 Eisenhower Parking Deck before 5 p.m. June 30.

June 11, 2015

Richard Roush, the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, served as the keynote speaker at the Graduate School’s spring commencement ceremony at University Park. The ceremony was held on Sunday, May 10, 2015, in the Bryce Jordan Center.