Pest-Killing Wood Treatment Invention Wins $75,000 to Reach Market

August 22, 2017

Entomologist Dr. Kelli Hoover and Wood Products Professor Dr. John Janowiak invented a fast and new pest-killing treatment for wood to prevent destruction from pests like emerald ash borer.

New Tomato Variety and Pest-killing Wood Treatment Each Win $75,000

August 21, 2017

RAIN grants from the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program help move discoveries from the lab to the marketplace

Video: Dr. Nina Jenkins on Nontoxic Bedbug Killer

August 3, 2017

Dr. Nina Jenkins, an entomologist at the College of Agricultural Sciences, and her team discovered a biopesticide that kills bedbugs. The company registered Aprehend with the EPA and will soon bring it to market.

Penn State teams excel in food science competitions

July 12, 2017

Three teams of food science students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences came out on top in national product-development competitions and a trivia bowl in June.

Failure is OK

April 14, 2017

Risk. Fail. Pivot. Repeat. Todd Erdley, co-founder and CEO of Videon, advises student entrepreneurs.

Cricket-Fortified Pasta Pitch Wins $7,500 Ag Springboard Top Prize

April 14, 2017

A team of food science graduate students won the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest and $7,500 grand prize Thursday after pitching and serving judges pasta made with cricket flour.

Little Farm Pitches a New Farm to Consumer Model

April 13, 2017

Hui Wang and Jiayi Wang plan to use edutainment videos on social media platforms native to China to help connect family farms with urban consumers

Pasta 2050 Pitches Pasta Fortified with Cricket Protein

April 13, 2017

They hope to help consumers warm up to crickets as a protein source

Videon Founder & CEO Todd Erdley to Keynote Ag Springboard Thursday

April 9, 2017

Todd Erdley, local technology entrepreneur and champion of economic growth, will speak Thursday during the awards banquet for the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest.

Final Five Teams Polish their Pitches

April 7, 2017

Five student teams will live-pitch their new business concepts to judges April 13, in hopes of winning $7,500 during the final round of the 2017 Ag Springboard competition.

The Warchest Project

February 22, 2017

Meet two agricultural sciences students pitching their idea to repurpose military ammo cans into tailgating gear.

Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone

February 21, 2017

To grow, you must challenge yourself.

Make it Happen in 2017 with Ag Springboard

January 11, 2017

This spring, one student team will win $7,500 at Ag Springboard to help launch a great idea in the agricultural sciences.