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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.

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.

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).

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.

October 23, 2012

Two Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences students have been awarded fellowships from the U.S. Borlaug Global Food Security Program.

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.

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.

October 16, 2012

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has honored six of its graduates with 2012 Outstanding Alumni Awards.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

October 6, 2011

Forty-five minutes down an old logging trail outside Pecos, NM, lies a wildlife lover's paradise, Cow Creek Ranch offers up to 20 visitors at a time the chance to fly-fish, horseback ride and hike throughout its miles of wilderness. It was amid this scenic splendor that Jessica Thomas interned during the summer of 2010.

August 12, 2011

When recent Penn State graduate Mary Susan Sherman applied for several internships through the National Park Service, she never dreamed she would co-develop the foundation for an Alaska-based weed-management program. Last summer, Sherman -- who now holds a degree in Environmental Resource Management from the College of Agricultural Sciences -- and another student intern were based in Coal Creek Camp in central Alaska near the Yukon River.

August 8, 2011

Stephanie Beeman always has had a passion for agriculture, and she's not afraid to travel to experience it.

First Row Left to Right: Tahirah Cook, Nicole Suarez, Natalia Vega, Randi Congleton.  Above: Jabril Rollins.
August 5, 2011

SROP is an exciting and challenging program designed to provide research opportunities to underrepresented minority students.

October 6, 2010

The Roger A. Morse Outstanding Teaching/Extension Service/Regulatory Award is given annually to recognize an individual in teaching/extension and/or regulatory activity in the field of apiculture.

March 31, 2010

CoAS students won 12 out 34 awards or 35% of awards in all categories combined (excluding Arts & Humanities, Visual Arts and Performance Arts.) CoAS students also won 9 out of 14 awards or 64% of total awards in the Health & Life Sciences category.