Penn State Ag Science Magazine

Penn State Ag Science: Fall/Winter 2016


Penn State Ag Science Magazine

Penn State Ag Science: Fall/Winter 2016


Yellow Fever Mosquito
Scientists and extension educators in the college battle invasive species.
Hivey Leaguers
Penn State Bee Research Pollinates the Next Generation of Scientists
Taste Of Research
College of Ag Sciences Undergraduates reap the benefits of hands-on learning in faculty labs.

Up Front

Countering Resistance
Science and policy can team up to solve antibiotic resistance.

The Interview

Patreese Ingram
Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs

The Last Word

What's in a Name?
The names of some agricultural colleges have changed over the years to reflect who they are and those they serve. Should ours?

College Briefs

The Giving Trees
Private gift makes Penn State's wood collection one of world's largest.
Old Oak Reveals Local History
Like the lines etched into the skin of a centenarian, the rings displayed within a cross-section of a tree limb divulge hidden stories, stories of turmoil and stability, life and death.
A CRISPR Mushroom
A new gene-edited mushroom is changing the dialogue around GMOs.
Picky Eaters
On the menu: plants with nutrient-rich pollen.
Eye On the Chesapeake
Developing a strategy for Chesapeake Bay restoration.
Under Vaccinated
Only 34 percent of girls begin the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series, and among those, little more than half receive all three doses, according to a study by Shannon Monnat, assistant professor of rural sociology, demography, and sociology.
All Eggs Are Not Created Equal
A new study shows that eggs from small flocks are more likely to contain Salmonella.
Apples to Apples
Research in the college helps shape the apple industry.
Gender, Agriculture, Energy, and the Environment
Researchers from around the world land at Penn State to discuss gender and economic issues.
Researchers invent a foam material with multiple wound-healing capabilities.
Charles R. and Ellen M. Krueger Undergraduate Research Endowment
Charles "Chuck" Krueger and his wife, Ellen Krueger, of Mesa, Arizona, have donated $50,000 to benefit undergraduate research programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Field of Streams
Josh Mulhollem, aquatic invasive species biologist and college alumus, applies ecology and public outreach to control the spread of aquatic invasive species.
A Legacy of Safety
Robert W. Knight III and his wife, Jacque, set estate plans to support the Nationwide Insurance Professorship.
Teach Ag!
Daniel Foster, assistant professor of agricultural and extension education, is the recipient of the college's 2016 Excellence in Academic Advising Award.
Leading by Example
Building the Foundations for Leadership and Innovation Endowment
Outstanding Senior
Cara Boothroyd, a native of Endwell, New York, was named 2016 Outstanding Senior by the College of Agricultural Sciences. She also was chosen as the student marshal for the college's spring commencement ceremony.
Alumni Society Endowment for Student Scholarships
In 2014, the College of Agricutural Sciences Alumni Society pledged $100,000 to create a new endowment in support of student scholarships. Now, the society is doubling down to enhance that fund and help more students with their educational expenses.

Then and Now

Then and Now
World War I (1914-1918) resulted in the deaths of 116,516 servicemen and wounding of 200,000 more. Women, too, suffered hardships. They served in the navy and the marines, as nurses, and in factories and government.

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