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2017

The Final Ag Frontier: Plant sciences student looks to the skies
September 18, 2017
While it was snowing at University Park, State College native and sixth-year student Laura Reese spent her spring semester in sunny Cape Canaveral, Florida, working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Medicine and music: Immunology major makes his own way at Penn State
August 28, 2017
Alex Barna, a junior from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, has known that he wanted to be a doctor since the 7th grade. He came to Penn State with an interest in microbiology but discovered an opportunity to distinguish himself from other pre-med students in the College of Agricultural Sciences' immunology and infectious disease major.
Penn State teams excel in food science competitions
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.
Animal science major Gabel stands out from the herd
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.
Student landscaping team builds outdoor space for local Stormbreak house
May 9, 2017
Landscape design and landscape construction classes in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are known for their incredible community projects.
Graduate student excellence celebrated at annual awards luncheon
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.
13 graduate students receive the Alumni Association Dissertation Award
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.
Plant sciences student helps research natural fungicide
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?
Ag Sciences graduate students win prestigious research fellowships
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.