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As the agriculture industry adapts to new technologies, researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences are finding new ways to use computational simulation models to improve global crop management strategies.
Even though amphibian populations are declining sharply worldwide, there is no smoking gun to indicate a cause and thus no simple solution to halting or reversing these declines.
Following is a list of fixed-term faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1.
The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.
Four Schreyer Honors College Scholars, Nicholas Frazzette, Colleen Tygh, Grace Lee and Joshua Bram were selected for the college's annual awards from a group of 28 distinguished finalists for annual awards recognizing their efforts in academic pursuits, research, globalization and civic engagement.
Private water supplies in Pennsylvania counties underserved by water-quality educational programs and water testing will be the focus of two new Penn State Extension projects aimed at helping well owners detect and remediate lead and other common contaminants. The projects will provide free water testing for 380 homes and farms in nine counties and add to a database that helps track the extent of contamination in private water supplies across the state.
An apparatus built as a capstone project by a team of senior biological engineering students was created to save farmers' lives by demonstrating extreme danger.
Madison Miller, a Berwyn Pennsylvania native and a self-described advocate, is aiming to eliminate stereotypes by devising recommendations for Native American history curriculum through her thesis work in the Schreyer Honors College.
An emerging, cross-disciplinary area of research at Penn State was represented May 13 at a White House event aimed at promoting the study of microbiomes. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy sponsored the event to announce the new National Microbiome Initiative, which will foster the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems.
An online tool created by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will enable manure storage pit designers to develop less dangerous facilities.
In 2014, the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society pledged $100,000 to create a new endowment in support of student scholarships. Now, the society is doubling down to enhance that fund and help more students with their educational expenses.
An insect never before found in the Western Hemisphere has been discovered in Pennsylvania, and agriculture officials are asking growers and home gardeners to help monitor and manage the new invasive pest. The allium leafminer is a threat to several species of crop plants in the genus Allium, such as onion, leek, garlic, chive, shallot and green onion, warned Shelby Fleischer, professor of entomology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Penn State graduate students Sarah Eissler, Annie Marcinek and Nari Senanayake have been recognized with the 2016 Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Award to help fund their research pursuits. The award, open to all full-time Penn State undergraduate and graduate students, is funded by the Marjorie Grant Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge and supported by Penn State’s University Libraries and the Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK).
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Brett Abele often thought about that quote from Margaret Mead during his time in Africa.
The Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Department Executive Officers Program has gained five additional Fellows from the Penn State ranks. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Through its leadership program, participants who have demonstrated leadership ability through University administrative assignments or through other significant leadership positions in public, private or professional organizations, are aided in further developing their leadership and managerial skills.
The online world is full of risky situations for teens, but allowing them to gradually build their own coping strategies may be a better parental strategy than forbidding internet use, according to a team of researchers.
Thirty rising sophomores were selected for the Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy class of 2016 from a record number of applications.
Penn State scientists are helping crops survive drought and poor soils by redesigning their roots, from external architecture to internal anatomy.
The Penn State University Libraries recently announced the results of the 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award. The annual competition, sponsored by the University Libraries in partnership with the Schreyer Honors College, includes a review of the submitted theses by a faculty jury and a public oral presentation by the students chosen as finalists, and provides an opportunity to fully appreciate the academic quality of Penn State students and the depth of their undergraduate research.
Penn State faculty and staff members share how using Lynda.com helps them succeed. Lynda.com gives all University students, faculty and staff members access to its videos at no additional cost to them, providing nearly endless opportunities for professional development.