AgSci Student News
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.
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.