AgSci Student News
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.
Farming seven acres of land and selling the vegetables at two roadside stands, three grocery stores and a large market may seem like a lot for a student to take on. For Penn State sophomore Alex Cantey, it's business as usual.
Since graduating in 2008, Brynn Mauser has held a number of jobs, including positions at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the American Association of Meat Processors, but she found her perfect fit at Hubbard Feeds, Inc., where she is currently employed as an account manager.
Since she was a kid growing up in Carlisle, Pa., Stephanie Roscinski has had a particular fondness for dairy animals.
After spending three months in Africa, Jenna Moser was disturbed by the way Kenyans viewed agriculture, believing that it consists only of farming and that it is a "poor man's job."
Sometimes a life-changing experience opens a student's eyes to what type of career she wants to pursue. For junior Erica Mellinger, that experience was the season of her father's sickness -- a time when he had to be treated in a hospital by research scientists.
As an economic intern for the U.S. State Department at the American Embassy in Rome, Penn State senior Eleanor Polley attended conferences and conducted research.
For freshman Shelby Hahn, competing at the National FFA Convention in Milk Quality and Products was the culmination of a journey that has included everything from working as a milk hand to a being a veterinary assistant.
Working with animals can be as unpredictable as being captain of the Penn State Majorettes, according to Shahkila Daniels.
Imagine having an all-access pass to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. You could watch the game from the field, interact with the players and see every play unfold before your eyes.
Senior Landscape Contracting major Jamie Milletary packed a single suitcase and flew off to Denver seeking the freedom and independence she had always craved.
Innovation is key when dealing with issues such as poverty, food security and conservation, according to Dana James, a recent graduate of the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Six students from the college of Ag went to Birmingham, Al for the 29th annual MANRRS National Conference. The trip was rewarding academically and professionally and we look forward to bringing our experiences back to the college.
Celine Colbert spent last summer in the West assisting with research that may help to prevent severe wildfires.
Morgan Brown took a risk last August when she decided to be one of the first students to travel to South Africa through a newly developed immersion program.