The purpose of this funding is to expand the experience and breadth of an undergraduate’s education. Interested undergraduate students would work with faculty in the college of Agricultural Sciences to submit a funding proposal to cover wage and supply expenses working with a research group. Proposals typically cover spring, summer, or fall projects and refunding is considered. Deadline for Fall 2016 proposals has been extended to May 6, 2016.
The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide funds to support research and scholarly travel to College of Agricultural Sciences faculty whose research program has experienced a temporary lapse in funding.
Selective browsing by white-tailed deer likely is promoting the spread of some invasive plant species in northeastern U.S. forests, as deer avoid eating vegetation they find unpalatable.
The purpose of these two endowments shall be to provide supplementary funds to support professional development and programs.
Bees buzz in the cool morning air on the green roof of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences' Millennium Science Complex on Penn State’s University Park campus. Three colonies have just been moved from the apiary to their new home.
Penn State's spirit of collaboration and interest in pressing global issues has made it one of the top universities addressing holistic pollinator health. Through continued research on diseases, diet and nutrition, and the sometimes unintended effects of pesticides, researchers aim to alleviate the problem of pollinator declines.
The purpose of this endowment shall be to support a College of Agricultural Sciences faculty member in their teaching or extension programs, with the intent that the investment will help the awardee leverage future funding opportunities in any or all of these functional areas, for Animal Science or Food Science.
The purpose of this endowment shall be to support College of Agricultural Sciences faculty in their biotechnology research and teaching programs that give promise of improving upon food crop production and quality while protecting the quality and safety of the environment.
The purpose of this endowment shall be to enrich the College of Agricultural Sciences by providing monies for fruit production research.
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 dialog 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.
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.
Plants employ several strategies to ward off hungry insects, but the insects fight those defenses with weapons of their own—many of which are in their saliva.
The massive global livestock industry holds the key to mitigating greenhouse gases from the agriculture, forestry and land-use sector, but actual reductions in the foreseeable future likely will be just a fraction of what technically is possible. That's the conclusion of a study conducted by an international team of researchers that included Alex Hristov, professor of dairy nutrition in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences
As Pennsylvania renews efforts to clean the state's waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is helping to craft a strategy in which farmers spearhead clean-water initiatives.
Compounds that stop a cellular rescue operation for stuck ribosomes may bolster the nation's defenses against biowarfare and bioterrorism, as well as create alternative antibiotics to handle increasingly resistant pathogens, according to a team of researchers.
Over thousands of years, most forests in the eastern United States evolved with frequent fire, which promoted tree species and ecosystems that were both fire and drought resistant. In little more than a century, humans upset that balance, suggest researchers, who blame the change, in part, on the well-meaning efforts of Smokey Bear.
The first harvest of 34 acres of fast-growing shrub willow from a Penn State demonstration field this winter is a milestone in developing a sustainable biomass supply for renewable energy and bio-based economic development, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
RAIN is a source of competitive funds for researchers within the College of Agricultural Sciences who are prepared to take the next steps in transitioning technologies generated through their research to commercialization.
Through the generosity of the Giorgi Mushroom Company, the College of Agricultural Sciences is able to announce the availability of $100,000 in support of mushroom research during the 2016/2017 fiscal year.