Gamma Sigma Delta

About Gamma Sigma Delta

Gamma Sigma Delta is an honor society for agriculture and agricultural sciences.


  • the advancement of agriculture in all its phases,
  • the maintenance and improvement of the relations of agriculture and related sciences to other industries,
  • and the recognition of the responsibilities of those engaged in all aspects of agriculture to humankind.

Our Society seeks to encourage high standards of scholarship and worthy achievements in all branches of the agricultural and related sciences as well as a high degree of excellence in the practice of agricultural pursuits.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Penn State GSD New Member Nominations Due: January 28, 2022
  • Faculty Award Nominations Due: January 28, 2022
  • Abstracts for Research Expo Due: February 25, 2022
  • GSD Research Exhibition: March 24, 2022
  • Celebration of Excellence Ceremony: March 31, 2022

In the News

Congratulations to three faculty members receiving 2021 GSD Faculty Awards in research, teaching, and extension:

  • 2021 Outstanding Research Award: Dr. Majid R. Foolad, Department of Plant Science
  • 2021 Outstanding Extension Award: Dr. Kari Peter​, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
  • 2021 Outstanding Teaching Award(s): Dr. Timothy McNellis, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

 The 2021 outstanding College of Agricultural Science students are:

  • Senior: Andrew Keane, II
  • Junior: Madeline Musser
  • Sophomores: Katherine Chu and Gabriella Gormas

In addition to the student above, it is important to recognize that excellence should not single out only individuals. We would like to recognize all of the juniors and seniors that would have been inducted into GSD this spring in this press release.