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The Penn State Center for Pollinator Research is recruiting beekeepers from Pennsylvania and surrounding states to assist in research on how landscape features affect the quality of apiaries.
How shale gas is playing a large role in distributed power generation will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Penn State’s Center for Pollinator Research is the bee’s knees. It's on the front lines of a fight to help the hard-working honeybee that along with other insects pollinates three-fourths of America’s crops.
Industrial engineers from Penn State are part of a nine-university, four-year, $4.75 million collaborative research project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative focused on increasing the efficiency of blueberry production in the United States.
The Penn State Student Farm Club is hosting a plant sale of its locally raised vegetables and herbs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at its greenhouse, Headhouse 2, located across Curtin Road from the Berkey Creamery.
Lowering the risk for heart disease with healthy foods and recommended dietary patterns, monitoring fetal growth in pregnant women, and analyzing the impact of concussions in athletes are just some of the major health questions investigators analyze through studies at the Penn State Clinical Research Center.
The term "genetically modified organism" is almost guaranteed to spark debate in the news and social media, on internet message boards and at the water cooler. Now, the work of a faculty researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has generated a new wave of attention to the ongoing dialogue surrounding GMOs.
A safer option for cleaning milking systems on dairy farms may also decrease cleaning time and cost, according to a team of Penn State engineers.
Federal cooperative extension programs have helped more than 137,000 farmers stay in business since 1985, according to economists.
Penn State Mont Alto will hold its seventh annual trauma-scenario training exercise for forest technology and nursing students from 8 a.m. to noon on April 29 at the campus.
Joshua T. Bram, a senior majoring in biology in the Eberly College of Science and Immunology and Infectious Disease in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Eric A. Walker Award.
Christina Grozinger, professor of entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named a distinguished professor by Penn State, and she also has been chosen to receive the college's 2016 Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research.
A researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently received an Excellence in Science Award from the U.S. Geological Survey for outstanding research.
The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State honored Alanna Kaiser, Nathan Larkin, and Jaden Rankin-Wahlers with the 2016 Stand Up Award. This award is presented to Penn State undergraduate students who have demonstrated courage, fortitude and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, a cause or a belief.
Blue and White Chips, a team of two College of Agricultural Sciences student entrepreneurs who make and market naturally colorful blue-and-white potato chips to Penn State fans, won $7,500 and first place at the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest Thursday.
Three Penn State Altoona engineering students needed a senior project that was interesting, workable, and affordable. What they came up with might not be a far-fetched idea for the future.
Nancy Donahue, of Portsmouth, Virginia, has provided $50,000 to create a scholarship endowment in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences in memory of her late husband, W. Durbin Donahue, who graduated from the college before embarking on a long career as a veterinarian. The W. Durbin Donahue, VMD, and Nancy J. Donahue Scholarship is aimed at helping to defray the educational costs of pre-veterinary students.
A dozen Penn State students are being lauded for their academic and athletic achievements.
Sometime between now and the the middle of May, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will complete two prescribed fires within the boundary of the Penn State Stone Valley Forest in northern Huntingdon County.
Olivia Murphy-Sweet was alone when she ventured into San Jose Succotz, a rural village in the Central American country of Belize. To supplement her coursework as an agricultural and extension education major and international agriculture minor, the senior made the five-week trip last summer to conduct research under the guidance of one of her professors.