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In recent years, searching for renewable energy resources has become somewhat of a treasure hunt. A group of Penn State students spent their spring break in Costa Rica learning about one of those “treasures” -- cow manure.
After visiting Europe, Central America, and Africa, senior Kelsey Czyzyk has no plans to stop traveling.
After missing her bus back to Santiago -- Chile's capital city -- Amanda Dezamits spent her most recent birthday sleeping under the stars with one blanket between two friends. This proved to be just one of the highlights of her recent five-month trip to the South American country.
A group of 12 Penn State students traveled to Thailand and Cambodia last winter to witness recent agricultural developments that could play a role in alleviating poverty and ending world hunger
Coming to Penn State from her hometown of Amoy, China, Tess Li was expecting new experiences -- the big things that come along with being immersed in a different culture in a far-away country.
After growing up on a dairy farm near Strykersville, N.Y., Denille Pingrey was fascinated to explore the farms and industry of rural Australia during her recent trip studying abroad.
James Wilson has been swimming since he was five years old. Of the sports he participated in growing up, he felt swimming gave him the best chance to compete at the highest level.
Rewind to the year 2008: Only a college freshman, Nicole O'Block sits nervously in anticipation of her first Ag LEAP meeting, in which she enrolled on a whim.
The BP oil spill that occurred in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico proved to be one of the most devastating environmental disasters in the history of the petroleum industry. Junior Environmental Resource Management major Kaitlyn Benson traveled to Costa Rica in high school around the time of the spill, and was motivated to make a difference.
Undergraduate students could take a page out of Leah Giralico’s book when it comes to figuring out a focus for their studies. Although the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major has always had a passion for animals, she came to Penn State unsure of what type of practice she wanted to pursue.
Jonathan Gingrich originally came to Penn State to wrestle, but found another passion -- landscape contracting -- along the way.
Penn State offers a wide variety of summer internship opportunities to its students. For senior Dylan Kubina, one of the most important guidelines for her research is a simple one -- don’t forget the bug spray.
Jonathan Frankman made the most of his recent trip to Southeast Asia. While studying abroad in Singapore, he earned credit for taking classes in immunology, genetics and pathology. He also found time to visit seven other countries over the span of just seven weeks.
Where in the world can you network with professional leaders in the food industry, visit the headquarters of numerous food-manufacturing plants and learn how to make a McDonald's Big Mac?
Katie Speicher recently found herself spending a sunny weekend on the Chesapeake Bay -- but it wasn’t for a vacation. Instead, the trip was just one of the many highlights she experienced while taking an Environmental Resources Management class.
Many people dream of setting foot on the same field as the Philadelphia Eagles, but only for a few is the lure of greatness marked by painted numbers, lines, borders, hash marks and logos. Senior Eddie Harbaugh is a Turfgrass Science major with such ambitions -- one who realized his goals as a grounds crew intern at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
An elephant roaming free would be a strange sight here in the United States, but in other parts of the world, these gray giants are safer outside of enclosures.
A good day for most people does not begin with waking up in a cinder block room in an orphanage in Haiti, but as senior Cara McDonald can tell you, rewarding experiences do not discriminate. They pop up in unexpected places, are often the product of hard work, and allow for continued benefits for a long time -- much like the moringa tree.
When most people find trash on the side of the road, they usually don't find inspiration along with it. But for senior Angelo Teachout, local road cleanups were the first step toward an internship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.