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A food science doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently earned two honors, receiving a fellowship from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund her research and winning an award for teaching excellence from the University.
Two Penn State graduate students, Maridel A. Fredericksen and Dana M. Tobin, have been awarded the Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. The award recognizes excellence in master’s-level thesis research in any of the disciplinary areas of fine arts and humanities; social sciences — applied and basic; physical and computational sciences — applied and basic; life and health sciences; and engineering.
Ten graduate students were presented the 2016 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Penn State President Eric Barron presented 11 awards to more than 30 graduate students in recognition of outstanding achievement during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
The battle against invasive species is never-ending for agricultural producers, and the latest example is a pair of weeds that threaten to cause significant damage to crop yields across Pennsylvania. Researchers and extension specialists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are warning growers to be on the lookout for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp, two species of pigweed that are gaining a foothold in the state.
Erin Connolly, professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina, has been named professor and head of Penn State's Department of Plant Science, effective May 15. Connolly will succeed Rich Marini, who was head of the Department of Plant Science and the former Department of Horticulture from 2004 to the end of 2015.
With warm, sunny weather coaxing spring flowers out of their winter slumber, more than 30,000 tulips are unfurling their spectacular colors in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens at The Arboretum at Penn State. A single show-stopping display — more than 27,000 bulbs — is planted in the Arboretum's Joan Milius Smith Esplanade. Peak bloom begins this week and will continue through the first week of May. Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and smartphones.
Six Penn State faculty members have received the 2016 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award, named after Penn State’s seventh president, honors excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.
Leif Jensen, distinguished professor of rural sociology and demography in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Michael Stella, academic adviser at Penn State Berks, have been selected to receive the 2016 Penn State Excellence in Advising Award.
Daniel Perkins, professor in the Department of Agriculture, Sociology and Education and director of Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State, has received the 2016 Penn State Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship.
Selective browsing by white-tailed deer likely is promoting the spread of some invasive plant species in northeastern U.S. forests, as deer avoid eating vegetation they find unpalatable.
Undergraduate Agricultural Science major Sarah McTish conducts hands-on honey bee research with faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Entomology.
Penn State's spirit of collaboration and interest in pressing global issues has made it one of the top universities addressing holistic pollinator health. Through continued research on diseases, diet and nutrition, and the sometimes unintended effects of pesticides, researchers aim to alleviate the problem of pollinator declines.
Bees buzz in the cool morning air on the green roof of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences' Millennium Science Complex on Penn State’s University Park campus. Three colonies have just been moved from the apiary to their new home.
The Penn State Center for Pollinator Research is recruiting beekeepers from Pennsylvania and surrounding states to assist in research on how landscape features affect the quality of apiaries.
How shale gas is playing a large role in distributed power generation will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Penn State’s Center for Pollinator Research is the bee’s knees. It's on the front lines of a fight to help the hard-working honeybee that along with other insects pollinates three-fourths of America’s crops.
Industrial engineers from Penn State are part of a nine-university, four-year, $4.75 million collaborative research project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative focused on increasing the efficiency of blueberry production in the United States.
The Penn State Student Farm Club is hosting a plant sale of its locally raised vegetables and herbs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at its greenhouse, Headhouse 2, located across Curtin Road from the Berkey Creamery.
Lowering the risk for heart disease with healthy foods and recommended dietary patterns, monitoring fetal growth in pregnant women, and analyzing the impact of concussions in athletes are just some of the major health questions investigators analyze through studies at the Penn State Clinical Research Center.