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December 13, 2017

Limiting a much-needed resource could pit pathogens against one another and prevent the emergence of drug resistance. New research demonstrates that harnessing competition among pathogens inside a patient could extend the life of existing drugs where resistance is already present and prevent resistance to new drugs from emerging. A paper describing this ecological approach to drug resistance appears the week of Dec. 11 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

December 13, 2017

Using a network of up to 60 citizen scientists, a team of Penn State researchers will assess the levels of endocrine-disrupting compounds in the Susquehanna River next year, and in turn empower those volunteers to become part of the solution to water-quality problems related to emerging contaminants.

December 12, 2017

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.

December 12, 2017

The Environment and Natural Resources Institute is soliciting proposals from faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences for interdisciplinary environmental and natural resource research, education, and engagement initiatives. This solicitation is offered in collaboration with the College’s Experiment Station as part of the College’s Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program (SNIP) and will fund initiatives for up to three years and is limited to research addressing the College’s strategic priority to enhance and protect managed and natural ecosystems, ecosystem services, and human well-being.

December 8, 2017

The purpose of these funds are to support research in Viticulture, Enology, or Pomology and to support students studying in these areas.

December 8, 2017

The purpose of this award shall be to recognize faculty and staff in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have commercialized technologies generated through Penn State research.

December 8, 2017

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.

December 8, 2017

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.

December 7, 2017

Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have received a three-year, $950,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, to develop a suite of organic management options for three of the most challenging mushroom pests.

December 6, 2017

The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who are excelling in research and scholarly accomplishments. These may include laboratory research and analysis, journal article publication, paper/poster/abstract presentations at conferences, and grant funding.

December 6, 2017

The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who are excelling in classroom teaching. This may include teaching/co-teaching undergraduate level courses, assisting faculty in teaching graduate level courses, preparing course materials, and grading of tests and papers.

December 6, 2017

The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who are excelling in extension educational programming. This may include working with extension educators, specialists, and contributions to extension program development, program delivery, and evaluation, and assisting in Extension workshops/training, etc.

December 6, 2017

A Penn State-led research team is hoping to enlist insects as allies in an effort to make crops more tolerant of environmental stressors, after the crops are already growing in the greenhouse or field.

November 29, 2017

These awards should be used for presenting original research at national or international meetings. Please note that either an oral or poster presentation is required to be eligible for these funds. One travel award per degree is allowed. Awards are limited to $500 for domestic travel and international travel.

November 22, 2017

For more than a century, plant geneticists have been studying maize as a model system to understand the rules governing the inheritance of traits, and a team of researchers recently unveiled a previously unknown mechanism that triggers gene silencing in corn.

November 22, 2017

Penn State was recognized for its leadership among land-grant universities for its work in entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development at the recent annual meeting for the 237-member Association of Land Grant Universities (APLU) in Washington D.C.

November 20, 2017

When you think Penn State dairy science, you may think of the University Dairy Farm or maybe the Berkey Creamery. But did you know there’s a Penn State Cheese Club?

November 20, 2017

Approximately 20 million veterans currently live in the United States. While the overall veteran population is expected to decrease, the diversity of the remaining group is expected to increase in the coming years.

November 17, 2017

A nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support Penn State researchers in determining best management practices for organic beekeeping by comparing organic and chemical-free to conventional management systems.

November 17, 2017

One of the great things about an abundant Thanksgiving meal is the opportunity to enjoy it a second, third or even fourth time — for many, leftovers are as much of a holiday tradition as the feast itself.