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Experience Ag Sciences. Follow our students as they study abroad, complete internships, conduct research, and start exciting careers.
December 28, 2011

Justin Kauffman let his love of hunting, fishing and the outdoors guide him to the right Penn State major and to a meaningful internship helping to protect natural resources. The York, Pa., native graduated from the College of Agricultural Sciences in December with a degree in Environmental Resource Management and a minor in Watersheds and Water ...

December 9, 2011

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. ...

November 22, 2011

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. ...

October 28, 2011

Attracted by the country's unique wildlife, Melanie Torres spent her spring 2011 semester studying abroad in New Zealand, where she had many amazing experiences and more than a few surprises. ...

September 21, 2011

Forty-five minutes down an old logging trail outside Pecos, N.M., lies a wildlife lover's paradise. Cow Creek Ranch offers up to 20 visitors at a time the chance to fly-fish, horseback ride and hike throughout its miles of wilderness. It was amid this scenic splendor that Jessica Thomas interned during the summer of 2010....

September 2, 2011

When one thinks of woodworking and power tools, women and Penn State may not be the first things that come to mind. But in the case of Carol Chang, they are entirely relevant. A senior Wood Products major with a business and marketing option, she spent a year at Penn State Mont Alto before transferring to the University Park campus. She is no ...

August 18, 2011

After completing several short work experiences with various Pennsylvania state agencies, Cody Cogan was ready for something different when he interned with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this summer. ...

August 3, 2011

Stephanie Beeman always has had a passion for agriculture, and she's not afraid to travel to experience it. ...

July 13, 2011

When recent Penn State graduate Mary Susan Sherman applied for several internships through the National Park Service, she never dreamed she would co-develop the foundation for an Alaska-based weed-management program. Last summer, Sherman -- who now holds a degree in Environmental Resource Management from the College of Agricultural Sciences -- and ...

July 6, 2011

It is a time-honored tradition for winery workers to grow a beard during the grape-harvest season. Zach Evanitsky, who graduated from the College of Agricultural Sciences this spring with a degree in Food Science, followed this practice while interning with Mazza Vineyards, near Lake Erie in North East, Pa....