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Turfgrass Science

From May 2013 to January 2014, Eddie Harbaugh helped maintain the three full-sized fields that host Eagles, Temple Owls and Army-Navy games

Many people dream of setting foot on the same field as the Philadelphia Eagles, but only for a few is the lure of greatness marked by painted numbers, lines, borders, hash marks and logos. Senior Eddie Harbaugh is a turfgrass science major with such ambitions -- one who realized his goals as a grounds crew intern at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

John Kaminski and a colleague analyze a turfgrass sample.

John Kaminski uses social media to teach turfgrass science and collaborate with colleagues around the world. - See more at: http://current.it.psu.edu/article/watching-grass-grow-conversation-profe...

Pittsburgh Steelers fan George Peters scored the internship of a lifetime -- in enemy territory. The turfgrass science major in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences interned at Lincoln Financial Field with the Philadelphia Eagles grounds crew. ...

Dan Shemesh's earliest and fondest memories involve sports. So it was only natural that he chose a career related to fields where they are played. ...

It's not unusual for someone to love puppies, chocolate or summer. Nor is it strange for someone to love listening to the Beatles, receiving presents or going to the beach. However, it is a bit peculiar for someone to love what Erick Landis does. He fell head over heels for ... turf....

Few can say that millions have looked upon their work with approval, but Andrew Bartley can; for the Penn State alumnus, it's just another day at the office....