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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.

August 27, 2014

Registration is now open for a series of grant-writing workshops to be held this fall by the Penn State Graduate School that are intended for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

April 23, 2014

Denise M. Finney, doctoral candidate in ecology, is the recipient of the 2014 Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements of degree candidates in any of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs that relate to bringing their scholarship to the community in order to benefit society in some manner.

April 16, 2014

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.

January 10, 2014

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.

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.