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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.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease affecting 10 percent of school-aged children in the United States. The Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management, or PA IPM, program — a collaboration between the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture — is partnering with the School District of Philadelphia to reduce asthma triggers in schoolchildren by preventing pests, including mice and cockroaches, from entering schools.
Three individuals have received the College of Agricultural Sciences' 2016 Dr. William Henson Diversity Achievement Award.
Final plans for a renovation and construction project to modernize the Agricultural Engineering Building at an estimated cost of $44.5 million were approved today (May 5) by the Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning of the Board of Trustees. The plans now move to the full board for a vote on Friday.
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A small group of students and faculty from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences visited Spain over spring break to explore the country's poultry industry and culture.
John Hayes, associate professor of food science, recently received the Barry Jacobs Memorial Award for Research in the Psychophysics of Human Taste and Smell from the Association for Chemoreception Sciences.
Studying to become a veterinarian and playing for the varsity soccer team sounds like a lot to handle, but Antoinette Chase has it covered. Now a senior, she balanced academic and athletic life at Penn State for the past four years.
Daniel Foster, assistant professor of agricultural and extension education in the Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the college's 2016 Excellence in Academic Advising Award.
Cara Boothroyd, a native of Endwell, New York, has been named 2016 Outstanding Senior by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. She was also chosen as the student marshal for the college's spring commencement ceremony, which takes place at 3:30 p.m., May 8, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.
A food science doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently earned two honors, receiving a fellowship from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund her research and winning an award for teaching excellence from the University.
Two Penn State graduate students, Maridel A. Fredericksen and Dana M. Tobin, have been awarded the Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. The award recognizes excellence in master’s-level thesis research in any of the disciplinary areas of fine arts and humanities; social sciences — applied and basic; physical and computational sciences — applied and basic; life and health sciences; and engineering.
Ten graduate students were presented the 2016 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Penn State President Eric Barron presented 11 awards to more than 30 graduate students in recognition of outstanding achievement during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
The battle against invasive species is never-ending for agricultural producers, and the latest example is a pair of weeds that threaten to cause significant damage to crop yields across Pennsylvania. Researchers and extension specialists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are warning growers to be on the lookout for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp, two species of pigweed that are gaining a foothold in the state.
Erin Connolly, professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina, has been named professor and head of Penn State's Department of Plant Science, effective May 15. Connolly will succeed Rich Marini, who was head of the Department of Plant Science and the former Department of Horticulture from 2004 to the end of 2015.