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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.
Efforts to restore American chestnut trees to their rightful place in the North American forest ecosystem are progressing, although progress has come at a slower pace than once expected, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, who explain they have reached a pivotal point.
It’s early and the latest cohort of Millennium Scholars are already on their feet, walking single file to a 6:45 a.m. breakfast, readying for a long day of learning that’ll conclude some 16 hours later. Today, like every day in this summer Bridge Program — a six-week summer boot camp that preps students for the four-year Millennium Scholars Program — there is rigorous classwork, seminars, workshops and math recitation awaiting 29 of Penn State’s new bright minds.
Between now and the third week in November, the Forestland Management Office in the Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management will permit the Pennsylvania Game Commission to complete one prescribed fire within the boundary of the Penn State Stone Valley Forest in northern Huntingdon County.
University Health Services, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, joins the Pennsylvania Department of Health to offer the One Health Seminar focused on antibiotic stewardship in Pennsylvania. The seminar will be held on Nov. 15 in Schwab Auditorium. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and presentations begin at 8:15 a.m.. The seminar is open to the public.
University President Eric Barron shared some Invent Penn State success stories with the Board of Trustees at its meeting Friday (Nov. 4), held at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus.
The Penn State Board of Trustees today (Nov. 4) selected eight Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest honor presented to its alumni. The following individuals will be officially notified of their selection by the board and invited to accept the award from the University in June 2017.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) at Penn State, Nov. 13-17, will bring together student and community entrepreneurs with start-up events and workshops on 12 Penn State campuses — including University Park. GEW is an international event celebrating world-wide entrepreneurship in more than 160 countries and organized at Penn State by the Penn State Small Business Development Center.
As Penn State's resident enologist, Denise Gardner spends her days helping Pennsylvania wineries and winemakers perfect their grape-to-glass blends.
"Before the Flood," a new National Geographic documentary film about climate change featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be shown in a special screening at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in 22 Deike Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Student researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences received nearly half of the 2016 grants recently awarded to graduate students by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.