A Commitment to Scientific Discovery and Solutions
Scientists in the College of Agricultural Sciences are seeking solutions to the agricultural and ecological problems of our time by conducting basic and applied research focusing on cross-cutting thematic areas.
Advanced Agricultural and Food Systems
Transforming thinking and practice in agricultural and food systems through research focused on productivity, sustainability, and adaptability.
Biologically-Based Materials and Products
Discovering novel approaches using genetic systems and biological materials to create value-added commercial and consumer products in a sustainable, profitable manner.
Providing innovative research to enhance and protect managed and natural ecosystems, ecosystem services and human well-being.
Advancing global solutions to challenges in agriculture, health and sustainability that impact the future of an interconnected world.
Integrated Health Solutions
Improving the health of humans, animals, and communities through research into preventative, corrective, diagnostic, and predictive solutions to the challenges presented by lifestyle, diseases, pests, and toxins.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Educating the next generation of innovators, empowering entrepreneurial experiences, and transforming ventures into commercial application.
NASA funds Penn State research on high-elevation communities in Asia
September 29, 2015Exploring the effects of environmental stress and policy strategies for building more resilient communities in the central Asian highlands is the focus of a new NASA-funded research project at Penn State.
Penn State Animal Diagnostic Lab among first lines of defense versus avian flu
September 25, 2015More than 48 million turkeys and laying hens in 21 states have died this year following an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. As wild waterfowl, which may carry the virus, begin their autumn migration, Pennsylvania is in the crosshairs, and that has Penn State's Animal Diagnostic Laboratory on high alert.
Adolescent painkiller abuse a big problem for small towns, rural areas
September 25, 2015Adolescents who live in rural areas and small towns and cities are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers than adolescents who live in large urban areas, according to sociologists.
When: August 28, 2015 to March 31, 2016
Fitness Consequences of Altered Behavior in Immune-Challenged Mosquitoes
When: October 9-9, 2015Where: W-203 Millennium Science Complex
Epidemics in Social Insect Colonies: Parasite Type and Colony Conditions Underlie Disease Dynamics
When: October 9-9, 2015Where: TBA
Promoting Ecosystem Management and Restoration during Forestland Natural Gas Extraction
When: October 9, 2015Where: 107 Forest Resources Bldg.