Community, Environment and Development

Eleanor Polley stands outside the American Embassy in Rome, where her internship focused on economic issues and cooperation between the United States and Italy.
May 2, 2014

As an economic intern for the U.S. State Department at the American Embassy in Rome, Penn State senior Eleanor Polley attended conferences and conducted research.

Kate Ortbal, a senior in the Schreyer Honors College, will be graduating in May with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree. The interdisciplinary degree enabled Ortbal to bring together academic programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Engineering to focus on her interest in social entrepreneurship.
April 23, 2014

Kate Ortbal, a senior in Penn State's Schreyer Honors College, found a way to focus her studies and her honors thesis on social entrepreneurship.

As part of her internship, Olivia Lindsey (center) helped organize community events to generate interest in local-foods projects. Also pictured are Chelsea Holmes, of Women for a Healthy Environment (left), and chef Bill Fuller of big Burrito Restaurant Group.
April 8, 2014

As a member of the Penn State Women's Rugby Team, Olivia Lindsey knows a thing or two about teamwork. So it should come as no surprise that when she went looking for an internship last year, she was drawn to the idea of joining a 50-member multi-institution research team.

August 30, 2012

A month-long, study-abroad trip to Kenya last year turned into an extended stay for one College of Agricultural Sciences student so she could continue helping at-risk youth in that country. ...

February 1, 2012

Jacqueline Bates was happy as a Penn State economics major, but she couldn't help feeling like there was something missing in her academic life -- she wanted to find a way of applying her major in a more meaningful way. During a meeting with her Division of Undergraduate Studies advisor, she discovered the Community, Environment and Development ...

February 23, 2011

Sarah Colten is no stranger to roughing it. Having already spent time as a student at a school in Honduras, Colten had no trouble adjusting to life in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Getting up for 6:30 or 7 a.m. classes and wearing a uniform was no big deal to the Community, Environment and Development and Spanish double major at Penn ...

January 29, 2010

A beautiful tropical vacation to Costa Rica sounds like the perfect spring break, but for 15 students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences majoring in environmental resource management or in community, environment and development, the 10-day trip last year was more than just sun and fun. The group spent the first five days at a ...

December 3, 2009

As a junior in the community, environment and development major in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Juliane Klos is constantly engaged in classes where the discussion strays thousands of miles away from Penn State's University Park campus....