Jailbreaking Lignin - Voiding Nature’s Warranty On Cellulose
Lignin is nature’s plastic. It gives plants the ability to stand tall and to withstand weather, insects, and diseases. But while lignin is useful for plants, it’s an obstacle to humans who want to use cellulose—a type of sugar found in plant cells that is tightly interwoven with lignin—to make biofuels.
Absence of Evidence is Not Evidence of Absence
Penn State research helps the mushroom industry turn up the heat on human pathogens.
The New Agriculture Classroom
How a teacher revived student interest in agricultural education.
A Field Guide to Innovation
A new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program in the college assists students and faculty members in commercializing their ideas.
A World of Experience
Dana James has always been ambitious. In high school while peers were putting in a few local community service hours, she chose to volunteer in Guatemala. She approached her college education
with the same above-and-beyond attitude.