Student Stories: Environmental major inspired to protect the environment
December 16, 2014
Environmental Resource Management major Kaitlyn Benson traveled to Costa Rica in high school around the time of the BP oil spill, and was motivated to make a difference.
Student Stories: Veterinary science graduate tours Southeast Asia
December 9, 2014
Jonathan Frankman made the most of his recent trip to Southeast Asia. While studying abroad in Singapore, he earned credit for taking classes in immunology, genetics and pathology. He also found time to visit seven other countries over the span of just seven weeks.
Penn State joins universities worldwide in historic fight against global hunger
December 9, 2014
Penn State is one of nearly 50 universities worldwide that have banded together to address the global issue of hunger. Leaders from these universities will sign The Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security – a declaration acknowledging their commitment to make food insecurity a priority. There is a ceremonial signing set for Dec. 9 at the United Nations in New York.
PlantVillage solves crop problems around the globe
October 20, 2014
Farmers around the world, like these in India, increasingly use mobile devices for information to help them grow food, a trend that PlantVillage developers are capitalizing on.
Student Stories: growing pains -- student researches moringa tree in Haiti
October 17, 2014
A good day for most people does not begin with waking up in a cinder block room in an orphanage in Haiti, but as senior Cara McDonald can tell you, rewarding experiences do not discriminate. They pop up in unexpected places, are often the product of hard work, and allow for continued benefits for a long time -- much like the moringa tree.