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International degree program spawns graduate student seminars
December 19, 2013
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.
CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship competition for 2014 Opens
October 2, 2013
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.
DOW Sustainability Innovation Challenge Award call for applications.
August 30, 2013
Graduate Students: Win $10,000 for YOUR Sustainability Idea!
Grad researcher studies impacts of Marcellus Shale development on wildlife
July 29, 2013
Forest fragmentation caused by drilling infrastructure is measurable, may alter bird communities
Graduate Student receives Career Development Award
May 24, 2013
Congratulations to Emily Finch for receiving a Clinical and Translational Science Institute TL1 career development award.
Student Stories: 'Bird scientist' does unique work in Hawaii
May 9, 2013
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.
CED major, honors student named College of Ag outstanding senior
May 9, 2013
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.
Student Stories: Environmental major experiences the Alps
May 9, 2013
Environmental resource management might sound like a white-colar desk job to most, but to Tyler Yost, it is much more.
Student Stories: Fisheries grad swims with sharks
April 15, 2013
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.
CAS Graduate Students Awarded NSF Fellowship, Honorable Mention
April 4, 2013
Congratulations to Lillian Moller-Jacobs on being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Jones, Laliberte honored with Kopp International Achievement Award
April 2, 2013
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.
Food Science students place high at national product development event
April 1, 2013
Penn State Culinology team finished third in national competition in Charlotte, N.C.
Grad Student and Advisor Attend Alumni Dissertation Award Event
March 26, 2013
Dara Bloom received an Alumni Association Dissertation Award at the Nittany Lion Inn on March 23.
First degrees conferred from new International Ag graduate program
March 18, 2013
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.
Penn State ASABE Student Club plans Lawnmower Clinic
March 14, 2013
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) will be holding a Lawnmower Clinic on April 5 and April 6.
Student Stories: Horticulture major got the blues extracting dyes from plants
March 14, 2013
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.
Graduate Student Recognized for Critical Language Experience
February 28, 2013
Leslie Pillen will be recognized for her experience in the Critical Language Scholarship Program last summer.
CAS Grad Student Selected for Dissertation Award
February 26, 2013
Congratulations to Dara Bloom for being a recipient of the Graduate School Alumni Association Dissertation Award.
Ag cooperative trade organization creates two Penn State scholarships
February 22, 2013
The Mid-Atlantic Alliance of Cooperatives has established two endowed scholarships to benefit students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Students to host 16th annual environmental science symposium
February 22, 2013
Graduate and undergraduate students will have a chance to showcase their work in the environmental sciences at the 16th annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium March 15-16 at Penn State University Park.
Penn State turf students place high in national competition
February 18, 2013
Three teams of Penn State students recently competed in the Sports Turf Managers Student Challenge, and two earned top-three finishes in their divisions.
Student Stories: Food Science major returns to France
February 18, 2013
Penn State senior Meghan Kane visited France not once, but twice through programs offered by the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Student Stories: Dream trip Down Under becomes a reality
January 23, 2013
Ever since she was little, Jeanette Blank dreamed about traveling to Australia. After years of dreaming, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences helped her get there at last.
Pa Farm Show Foundation awards scholarships to Penn State students
January 14, 2013
Fourteen Penn State students, including 11 enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences, were among 25 who were awarded scholarships by the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation during the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Student Stores: 'Ant whisperer' studies a bug's life
January 14, 2013
Turns out, watching ants is actually pretty entertaining, according to Spencer Malloy. Good thing for him, because it was one of the most important parts of his job last summer.
CAS Graduate students win presentation awards at regional symposium
January 14, 2013
Congratulations to Casey Weathers and Tyler Evans for their first place tie in the award for graduate student oral presentation at the Eighth Annual Research Symposium of the Regional Science Consortium.