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Upcoming Events

Graduate student and research-related events in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State.

May 2018

When: May 30, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Where: The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

This interdisciplinary event will bring together leaders from across the energy spectrum, including members of industry, government, non-profits and academia. Energy Days’ ultimate goal is to create new partnerships that provide results and innovative solutions to energy challenges.

June 2018

When: June 3, 2018 to June 5, 2018
Where: Washington, D.C.

AIARD is pleased to announce it's 2018 class of AIARD Future Leaders Forum participants. AIARD awards twelve FLF scholarships annually, on a competitive basis, to students who have shown a demonstrated interest and outstanding record in addressing international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions. These outstanding students will attend the 2018 AIARD Annual Conference and will visit a variety of NGOs, USAID and consulting firms to gain insight into career opportunities in international agriculture and rural development. Congratulations to these outstanding students. Learn more about the Future Leaders Forum here.

When: June 4, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: ZOOM

Pre-registration is required. This overview will introduce researchers to CATS IRB, Penn State’s online IRB submission program. This course will cover some preliminary information about the IRB, as well as the navigation and features of the CATS IRB system. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Overview will be held online via Zoom Technology. Learning Objectives 1. IRB Basics 2. Prepare for a Submission 3. Create a New Submission 4. Locate and Modify IRB Submissions 5. Identify When and How to Report New Information

When: June 19, 2018 to June 22, 2018
Where: Huck Life Sciences Bldg.

The symposium, organized by the Plant Biology graduate program of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and the Phytobiome Initiative of the College of Agricultural Sciences, will feature invited and contributed lectures, poster sessions and two workshops. The deadline to submit abstracts to be included in the abstract book is Friday, May 4. Abstracts may be submitted after this date, but will not be included in the abstract book.

When: June 22, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A training program that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the tree canopy in their communities.

When: June 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: 205LL Conference Room ORP

Pre-registration is required. This overview will introduce researchers to CATS IRB, Penn State’s online IRB submission program. This course will cover some preliminary information about the IRB, as well as the navigation and features of the CATS IRB system. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Learning Objectives 1. IRB Basics 2. Prepare for a Submission 3. Create a New Submission 4. Locate and Modify IRB Submissions 5. Identify When and How to Report New Information

July 2018

When: July 10, 2018

SAVE the DATE! -- More information to come

When: July 30, 2018 to August 3, 2018

SCRiM’s annual summer school is designed to foster opportunities for collaboration between scholars and practitioners while providing a solid foundation in the broad, multidisciplinary knowledge, tools, and methods of the diverse fields participating in the network.

August 2018

When: August 14, 2018 to August 16, 2018

Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition, is held annually during three days in August

September 2018

When: September 21, 2018
Where: State College, PA

Every year the Translational Research in Mitochondria, Aging, and Disease (TRiMaD) Symposium brings together approximately 150-200 scientists from the Northeast to discuss the role of mitochondria in aging and disease. This two-day symposium promises to be very exciting and hopefully will be fruitful in initiating collaboration between groups with common interests in our region. Our Keynote Speakers this year are Roberta Gottlieb (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles) and Mark Stoneking (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig). Confirmed speakers include: - David Brown (Virginia Tech) - Zhenglong Gu (Cornell University) - Konstantin Khrapko (Northeastern University) - Smita Patel (Rutgers) - Agnel Sfeir (NYU) - Hazel Szeto (Weill Cornell Medical College)