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To further the spirit of inclusiveness at IST, Bertha Castaneda Guzman started WIRED IN (Women International Racial Ethics Diversity Intercultural Network), which brings women from underrepresented communities together to network and develop professional skills.
Consumers who want to calculate and reduce their use of products containing chemicals that can contaminate water supplies now have a tool to assist them, thanks to a Penn State researcher and her students.
John Ewing, associate professor of agricultural and extension education in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, was among 10 educators recently honored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as a recipient of a 2016 U.S. Department of Agriculture Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is making initial progress toward its single-day Giving Tuesday fundraising goals for Nov. 29 while continuing to spread the word online about the opportunity to be part of today's special day of giving. There are still several hours left for supporters to help the college meet its two challenge goals to raise funds for its alumni-sponsored student scholarship fund and its 4-H youth programs.
Many Penn State Schreyer Scholars fill their already busy schedules with participation in the Blue Band. They discussed how they keep it in balance.
Jesse Darlington Jr., a facilities coordinator in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named interim manager of the University's Ag Progress Days exposition.
Biological engineering senior Chris Valdez spent his summer at the University of Costa Rica, where his research focused on treating polluted water.
A screening of the documentary "After Coal" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the State Theatre in downtown State College. Co-sponsors of the event include Penn State's Sustainability Institute, the Center for Global Studies, Sierra Club Moshannon, and the Rock Ethics Institute. The screening is free and open to the public.
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is spreading the word to its alumni and friends about their chance to participate in the college's Giving Tuesday program, a special day of giving on Tuesday, Nov. 29, when the college will call for support for its student scholarship fund and 4-H youth programs.
When Kim Steiner created an ash plantation on the edge of Penn State's University Park campus in 1978, few Americans thought about "climate change," no one had heard of the emerald ash borer, and the Yankees beat the Dodgers in the World Series, swinging primarily bats made from ash.
An interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers has received federal funding to test whether a nanotechnology device can be used to trap and concentrate plant viruses, with an eye toward providing early detection that could help protect crops from disease and reduce pesticide use.
As the holiday season approaches, millions of Americans will be preparing, cooking, eating and cleaning up holiday feasts enjoyed with family and friends. With all the hustle and bustle that surrounds these events, sometimes food safety can take a back seat.
Joan and John Baxter, of Linfield, Pennsylvania, have created an endowment, the Julie A. Haines Memorial Professional Development Scholarship for Penn State Extension, to memorialize their niece, Julie Haines. The fund will support professional development for nutrition education paraprofessionals, or those in a similar role, employed by Penn State Extension.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for many families, that means a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. But for Penn State researchers, it's also the culmination of the science and technology that go into raising a better turkey.
Is there a better place for a summer vacation than Hawaii? After spending 12 weeks on the island of Maui interning with Monsanto, Nettie Baugher, a senior plant sciences major, doesn't think so.
The Penn State Alumni Association honored 24 outstanding alumni in October with the Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the Alumni Association. Watch their acceptance speech videos online, and hear how graduating from Penn State impacted the honorees’ lives and careers.
Biological engineering senior Tyrel Kling draws from experiences on his family farm to make the most of his Penn State education, which he plans to put to good use in the agricultural machine industry.
When Jason Cohen, CEO of Analytical Flavor Systems, talks about the work his young company is doing, you can hear the passion in his voice. The start-up, launched in 2012 while Cohen was an undergraduate at Penn State, stemmed out of his research on the flavor profiles of tea. But he couldn't recruit enough tea tasters.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has indicated that Nov. 14 is the potential date to complete a prescribed fire in the Penn State Stone Valley Forest in northern Huntingdon County. The low-intensity fire will be conducted under the authority of the University's cooperative agreement with the PGC.
The role of natural gas liquids from the Appalachian Basin will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.