News & Information
As a member of the Penn State Women's Rugby Team, Olivia Lindsey knows a thing or two about teamwork. So it should come as no surprise that when she went looking for an internship last year, she was drawn to the idea of joining a 50-member multi-institution research team.
A Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension will focus on landscapes and greenways in Pennsylvania, examining the meaning of these terms and defining their implications for communities.
A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will focus on the calculation of natural gas royalties using decline curve projections.
Scientists in the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State received three grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation to study various threats to honey bees, including disease, pesticides and the extinction and invasion of other species into their habitats.
Long before Cory Chelko graduated from Penn State in 2011, he knew that working with soils was what he wanted to do. Growing up around farms in Sarver, Pa., piqued his interest, as did the potential for real-world applications of the agricultural sciences. Today, as a zone support coordinator at TA Seeds, Chelko provides technical support on products and promotes research and sales behind the scenes.
When Penn State launched its online homeland security master’s degree program, the Christmas Day “underwear bomb” terrorist attack topped the news. Terrorist tactics have evolved since then. On the fifth anniversary of its online homeland security program, Penn State is embarking on a curriculum update.
A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his partner will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Mark Saunders and Lynn Walker, of Shelburne, Vt., provided a $50,000 gift to establish the H. Mark Saunders and Lynn M. Walker Trustee Scholarship.
Mice on a high-fat diet that consumed decaffeinated green tea extract and exercised regularly experienced sharp reductions in final body weight and significant improvements in health, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, who suggest that similar results could be realized by people.
This April, Penn State Extension will help celebrate the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize the sacrifices made by military families and their children, with a variety of activities.
A noted endangered-species expert will speak at Penn State to mark the 100th anniversary of perhaps the most iconic extinction event in United States history -- the loss of the passenger pigeon.
Sensory technologists at Penn State use a range of information technologies to study the science of personal taste.
Kate Thompson, a senior in the Schreyer Honors College, conducted her thesis research in Madagascar during the summer of 2013.
Cynthia "Mil" Duncan, research director for AGree, a food and agriculture policy program in Washington, D.C., will discuss the causes and persistence of rural poverty when she delivers the 2014 M.E. John Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The talk will take place at 2:30 p.m. on April 9 in 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building on the University Park campus.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences, which will take place July 13 to Aug. 9 at Penn State's University Park campus. After being closed in 2008, the Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences is one of two Governor's Schools reinstated for 2014, along with the Governor's School for Engineering and Technology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem.
Stigmatization may have once served to protect early humans from infectious diseases, but that strategy may do more harm than good for modern humans, according to Penn State researchers.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program recently announced the complete list of winners for the 2014–15 academic year. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is a distinguished undergraduate scholarship initiative that provides up to $7,500 a year for college sophomores and juniors in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. This competitive award is granted to up to 300 students nationwide. Two students from the Penn State University Park campus were awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for 2014-15. The students are Ryan Henrici and Alexander McMenamin. In addition, Katie Annmarie Legenski, a student who transferred to University Park from Penn State Berks, was named a 2014 Barry Goldwater Honorable Mentions recipient.
Putting her dislike of seafood aside, sophomore Monica Caparosa jumped at the chance to intern with one of the leading seafood companies in the country. From May through July 2013, her days were filled with various tasks -- including sampling the tuna.
Sheep and meat goat producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of field days offered by Penn State Extension this spring.
A Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension will focus on the locations of mobile phone towers and municipalities' limited ability to regulate them.
Each year, more than 2 million poisonings are reported to 55 poison centers across the country, with over 90 percent occurring in the home. Just over half of the poisonings occur in children younger than 6 years old.