Penn State researchers have received a $20 million, five-year project with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) looks to create a state-of-the-art framework of computational tools that will help to assess the impacts of weather-related variability and change.
A $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation will support a new research project aimed at pinpointing the genes that confer disease resistance in cacao. The ultimate goal of the four-year study is to develop a new approach that plant scientists and breeders can use to identify the genetic basis for disease resistance in a variety of perennial crops.
A newly discovered virus infecting the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats could help scientists and wildlife agencies track the spread of the disease that is decimating bat populations in the United States, a new study suggests.
It's a long way between central Pennsylvania and Greenland — at least 2,000 miles — but Laura Radville came to Penn State so she could study climate change in the "Iceberg capital of the world."
The Office of Research and Graduate Education is accepting nominations for the Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research. The purpose of this award shall be to recognize, tenure-track faculty, in the College of Agricultural Sciences whose significant accomplishments include exceptional and original agricultural research conducted at Penn State.
The Office of Research and Graduate Education is accepting nominations for the Roy C. Buck Award. The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize an untenured, tenure-track faculty member in the College of Agricultural Sciences, whose research involves the social or human sciences, for the best refereed article published in a scholarly journal in the previous two years.
The Office of Research and Graduate Education is accepting nominations for the Evans Family Award for Graduate Extension Achievement. The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who are excelling in extension educational programming. All full-time graduate students advised by College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are eligible.
These Fellowship and Award opportunities are designed to enhance the recruitment of high caliber graduate students by strengthening departmental capacity to make competitive offers.
The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who are excelling in research and scholarly accomplishments. All full-time graduate students advised by faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences are eligible.
The Office of Research and Graduate Educations is accepting nominations for the Paul Hand Award for Graduate Student Teaching Achievement. The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who are excelling in classroom teaching. All full-time graduate students advised by College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are eligible.
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.
Neonicotinoids -- the most widely used class of insecticides -- significantly reduce populations of predatory insects when used as seed coatings, according to researchers at Penn State. The team's research challenges the previously held belief that neonicotinoid seed coatings have little to no effect on predatory insect populations. In fact, the work suggests that neonicotinoids reduce populations of insect predators as much as broadcast applications of commonly used pyrethroid insecticides.
When Kim Steiner created an ash plantation on the edge of Penn State's University Park campus in 1978, few Americans thought about "climate change," no one had heard of the emerald ash borer, and the Yankees beat the Dodgers in the World Series, swinging primarily bats made from ash.
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.
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.
Research and Graduate Education announces the availability of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Health and Disease Research Program funds and seeks applications from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences faculty that adhere to Section 1433 of Subtitle E (Sections 1429-1439), Title XIV of Public Law 95-113 (7 U.S.C. 3191-3201), as amended.
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 Spring 2017 proposals is by 5:00pm Friday, December 2, 2016.
The College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards are available to any registered full-time Graduate Student advised by our faculty (College or Inter-College major).
The developer of a mushroom that is genetically modified to resist browning has received a "Best of What's New" award from Popular Science magazine.
Research and Graduate Education is offering the Strategic Networking Initiative Program for 2016/2017. The goal of this program is to capitalize on the collective expertise within our college and to invest in faculty-driven initiatives that will strengthen existing programs and promote new interdisciplinary research programs. The proposed programs should address one of the five CAS cross-cutting strategic research thematic areas and must focus on building research capacity and interdisciplinary research partnerships. Dr. Siela Maximova (email@example.com), Faculty Fellow for collaboration and team building, can assist with development of ideas and background information, if needed.