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Teaching Briefs

January 15, 2015

Recent Wildlife and Fisheries Science alumna Mollie McGinnis works to return Thailand’s tourist camp elephants back to their natural habitats.

June 13, 2014

Students in all academic majors across the University have an opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial side by pursuing the newly created intercollege minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. And the College of Agricultural Sciences is a major player in the program.

June 13, 2014

Senior horticulture student Sean Fitzsimmons lands a dream internship and face time with CEO Anna Ball.

January 20, 2014

The college’s new dual-title graduate degree program in International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) has graduated its first two students: Anna Testen, who received her primary master’s degree in plant pathology, and Brad Olson, who received his primary master’s degree in agricultural and extension education.

March 7, 2013

Test your knowledge of topics ranging from vertebrates and applied animal welfare to international agriculture and agricultural systems management.

March 7, 2013

The fifth annual Ag Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HUB-Robeson Center.

March 7, 2013

Allison Hoover traveled to Turrialba to strengthen her Spanish language skills and explore the diverse agriculture of Costa Rica's central valley.

March 7, 2013

How can we balance sustainability and economic solvency?

August 23, 2012

Think Ag Sciences might be the right educational choice for you?

August 23, 2012

When Adam Plucinski returns to Penn State this fall to begin a Master’s program in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, he will be no stranger to working in a laboratory.

August 23, 2012

After spending five days this spring studying aquaponics at the University of Arizona, Jessica Foster, a junior in horticulture with a minor in wildlife and fisheries science, and greenhouse manager Scott DiLoreto are developing the first aquaponic system at Penn State.

August 23, 2012

A senior forest science major won the STIHL Collegiate Timber-sports Championship, held June 1–3 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

August 23, 2012

The Department of Animal Science offers a range of courses emphasizing a scientific approach to horse management.

August 23, 2012

Recent graduate Michelle Myers built some strong relationships at Penn State; she also built a passion to create enduring furniture.

February 29, 2012

From the Final Exam Test your knowledge of food and food chemistry. John Coupland, professor of food science, provided a few questions faced by students in a junior-level class, Food Science 400.

February 29, 2012

Animal sciences major Emily Blade was working on a research paper about wolf-dog hybrids for class when she stumbled upon her dream internship working with wolves at the Wolf Education and Research Center in Idaho.

February 29, 2012

Every summer a select group of students in the college travels to central Mexico for four weeks of immersive Spanish, a language that’s a growing part of the agricultural industry.

February 29, 2012

When millions tune in to watch the Green Bay Packers play at home on Lambeau Field, they’ll be looking at turf maintained by fields chief Allen Johnson, graduate of the Advanced Certificate in Turfgrass Management.

November 1, 2011

Sarah Caldwell (’11 Ag BM, left) and Sarah Wickard (’11 AnSci) led students in organizing the third annual Ag Day event held near the Berkey Creamery.

November 1, 2011

Growing up on a small farm in Snyder County, Terri Woodling was no stranger to agriculture, but she never associated it with math and statistics. After two internships with the National Agricultural Statistics Service, she has a new appreciation for the calculations behind farming.