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2012

Penn State students address water needs in developing countries
December 18, 2012
According to Mike Henry, when visiting a developing country, the fastest way to cross cultural barriers and make friends is to wield a pickaxe.
Penn State team questions dogma in synthetic biology event
December 18, 2012
Six Penn State students recently participated in a competition in Boston that examined the building blocks of life.
Student Stories: The wildlife awaits for senior
December 18, 2012
Penn State student Megan Davis has always loved the outdoors and knew from an early age she wanted to dedicate her carer to her love for nature.
Graduate and Undergraduate Research Expo to be held
December 14, 2012
Students involved in Agricultural sciences research should mark their calendars for the 19th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Research Expo, to be held on March 13th and 14th, 2013.
Student Stories: Environmental major removes exotics in Illinois
November 29, 2012
When you're closely involved with something, it's easy to take for granted how good it is.
Ag Springboard Competition winners announced
November 29, 2012
A five-student team recently was named winner of the 2012 Ag Springboard Competition conducted by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Graduate students win awards at food science sensory conference
November 26, 2012
Three graduate students studying food science, with an emphasis in sensory science, in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences won awards in a poster contest held at the recent 2012 Society for Sensory Professionals Conference in Jersey City, NJ.
Penn State Dairy Products Evaluation Team Places high in contest
November 26, 2012
A four-student team from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently finished second in the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest.
Grad Student Accepted Into National Fellowship
November 16, 2012
Shakira Nelson, a PhD student in Pathobiology, has been accepted into the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP).
Student Stories: Costa Rica is fertile ground for learning
November 13, 2012
Allison Hoover didn't quite know what she was getting herself into last spring when she traveled to Costa Rica with Penn State's Spanish for Agricultural Sciences program.
Ag Sciences students awarded international fellowships
October 23, 2012
Two Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences students have been awarded fellowships from the U.S. Borlaug Global Food Security Program.
Wendell and Carol Hunt endow scholarship in College of Ag Sciences
October 23, 2012
Students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will benefit from a new scholarship created by a gift from alumnus Wendell Hunt and his wife, carol, of Waymart, PA.
Graduate Students Receive Grants from SARE
October 18, 2012
Congratulations to Katherine Ellis, Leslie Pillen, Ariel Rivers, and Kathleen Wood on being awarded grants from The Northeast Region Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education Program.
Six named Outstanding Alumni by College of Ag Sciences
October 16, 2012
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has honored six of its graduates with 2012 Outstanding Alumni Awards.
Student Stories: Environmental law appeals to wildlife, fisheries grad
October 16, 2012
You gotta love it when a plan comes together ... Robert Caccese always knew he wanted to attend law school to study environmental law, but he felt it would be beneficial to focus on something else as an undergraduate student.
Three College of Agricultural Sciences graduate students are awarded NSF Research Fellowships
October 10, 2012
Congratulations to Alison Grantham, Emilia Sola-Gracia, and Mitchell Hunter on being recipients of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP). Only 2,000 awards were made out of the 12,000 applications the NSF received. The fellowships provide “a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.”
Forest science student wins national lumberjack championship
June 11, 2012
A senior Forest Science major in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences won the STIHL Collegiate Timbersports Championship, held June 1-3 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. This year marked the third consecutive year the Tim Benedict, competed in the national finals against five other regional qualifiers in four events: the chainsaw competition, the single buck event, the underhand chop and the standing block chop.
Student Stories: Intern persuades landowners to protect watershed
January 5, 2012
Justin Kauffman let his love of hunting, fishing, and the outdoors guide him to the right Penn State major and to a meaningful internship helping to protect natural resources. The York, Pa., native graduated from the College of Agricultural Sciences in December with a degree in Environmental Resource Management and a minor in Watersheds and Water Resources. He interned with the Conewago Creek Initiative, a collaboration between Penn State Extension and environmental groups aimed at improving water quality in the Conewago Creek watershed.