"A Guide for Minorities in STEM: Increasing Workplace Diversity"

"A Guide for Minorities in STEM: Increasing Workplace Diversity" was published in March 2020 by Master's in Data Science. The resource covers the importance of STEM programs being more inclusive to minorities, and ways this can be achieved. The guide also provides resources for minority college students in STEM programs, along with scholarships for women, African American, American Indian, and Hispanic STEM students. I believe it would be a great additional tool for women and other minority students to refer back to in order to further their STEM education and careers.

"Centre County Report" via StateCollege.com: How to protect your pup from ticks

Joyce Sakamoto, research associate in entomology, discusses the factors that affect tick populations.

"Scott Radley Show," CHML Radio, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: Insane food waste, and the health issues with goop

Ted Jaenicke, professor of agricultural economics, is a guest for the first half of this talk show, discussing his recently published study of household food waste.

$100,000 Endowment Will Aid Undergraduate Research

Penn State's efforts to address Colony Collapse Disorder, a nationwide phenomenon in which the adult honeybees of a hive disappear, often spelling death for the colony, will benefit from a gift of $100,000 to aid pollinator research. Honey distributor Dutch Gold Honey and William and Kitty Gamber, of Lancaster, Pa., have each contributed $50,000 to endow a fund that will support undergraduates studying entomology.

8th-12th Grade Nutrition & Physical Activity Survey

Nutrition and physical activity items from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and calcium items from a University of Minnesota food frequency questionnaire are used to evaluate TRACKS programming in grades 8-12.

14 eye opening essays from Black writers to read to understand America's problems with race

Insider asked Black literary and historical experts to share their favorite works of journalism on race by Black authors. Here are the top pieces they recommended everyone read to better understand the quest for Black liberation in America: This article was originally published in February 2021.

45 Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

While many college campuses have made strides to better the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students, they often face unique challenges in their personal lives and academia; funding shouldn’t be one of them. Scholarships aim to broaden opportunities and make the college transition a successful experience, but with millions of options out there, how do students find the right fit? To help simplify the hunt, we’ve compiled an extensive list of LGBTQ scholarships created specifically for identifying and ally students.

45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students

This website shares 45+ college scholarships for minority students published by Purdue Global. This resource shares more than 45 financial aid scholarships for future and current students, as well as graduate students, to supplement the cost of their education or professional development endeavors. The page outlines information on where to find scholarships and grants, as well as organizes opportunities dedicated to specific demographics, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx students, and several others. The featured scholarships are current and provided by trusted organizations. We constantly update the page to ensure students can apply to the most accurate opportunities available.

2015 Calendar Recipes

Slow Cooker Pork Chili, Shredded Pork Sandwich, Blackened Tuna Patties, Banana Oatmeal Bread, Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry, Chicken Alfredo Pasta, Peanut Butter Balls, Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos, Vegetable Pasta Soup, Butternut Squash Enchiladas, Mini Berry Pie, Broccoli Salad. Updated 5/21.

2016 Calendar Recipes

Baked Oatmeal Muffins, Chicken Quesadillas, Confetti Rice and Bean Salad, Fish Sandwich, Lentil Tacos, Our Favorite Chicken Noodle Soup, Pineapple Snack Cakes, Simple Apple Dessert, Steak Sandwich, Stuffed Peppers, Stuffing with Vegetables, Zesty Whole Grain Salad. Updated 5/21.

2017 Calendar Recipes

Baked Fish and Chips, Berry and Greens Smoothies, Chewy Granola Bars, Chicken BLT Salads, Chicken, Corn and Rice Casserole, Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Orange Dressing with Fruit and Greens, Roasted Cauliflower, Sausage and Vegetable Skillet, Slow Cooker Black Eyed Pea Soup, Turkey Vegetable Quiche. Funding statement updated 5/21.

2018 Annual Conference

September 11 & 12, 2018 The Penn Stater Hotel, University Park PA

2018 Calendar Recipes

Berry Banana Popsicles, Black Bean Burgers, Blueberry Pancakes, Cowboy Caviar, Cranberry Almond Wrap, Fish and Noodle Skillet, Homemade Mac and Cheese, Honey Mustard Dressing, Oatmeal Cookies, Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup, Sweet Pork Stir Fry, Tamale Pie. Funding statement updated 5/21.

2018-19 Biweekly Payroll Schedule

Please visit the Penn State Corporate Controller's webpage for more information.

2019 Annual Conference

September 10 & 11, 2019, The Penn Stater Hotel

2019 Apple Maturity Assessments
2019 Calendar Recipes

Autumn Soup, Breakfast Cookies, Broiled Salmon, Cheesy Chicken Casserole, Crispy Baked Chicken, Croutons, Four Layer Supper, Frozen Pudding Sandwiches, Golden Corn Bread, Mushroom Quinoa, Vegetable Dip, Zucchini Hummus Wrap. Funding statement updated 5/21.

2020 Annual Conference

All handouts and slide sets are posted. Remember you need to download materials to access them. Start by downloading the document called “1 Index-links-notes-2020 annual conference” to see all posted materials.

2020 Calendar Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Bread, Banana Ice Cream, Chicken and Rice Soup, Cool Cucumber Salad, Homemade Teriyaki Sauce, Hot Pumpkin Drink, Meatballs, Overnight Oats, Roasted Broccoli, Spicy Tuna Salad, Teriyaki Rice Bowl, Vegetable Fritatta, Vegetable Quesadillas, White Bean Dip. Funding statement updated 5-21.

2020 Calendar Recipes-Spanish
2021 Calendar Recipes-Spanish
2021 Iowa calendar recipes

Baba Ganoush, Brown Rice Risotto, Crunchy Coleslaw, Energy Bites, Garlic and Herb Lentils, Italian Chicken (Slow cooker or pressure cooker), Lemon Chia Seed Muffins, Pasta Fagioli Soup, Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, Split Pea Soup, Stuffed Pasta Shells, Sweet Potato Burritos. Funding statement updated 5/21.

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A Guide to Farming in Pennsylvania

This guide was prepared as a reference for small- and medium-scale producers, whether they be beginners in search of business planning help or seasoned growers looking to diversify their business through the creation of a value-added enterprise.

A half-century later, Ag Sciences roommates establish scholarship together

To celebrate 50 years of friendship and support their alma mater, two Penn State Ag Sciences roommates establish scholarship together.

ABC News (N.Y. Times and others, via A.P.): Saving 'Sang' -- New label aims to conserve wild ginseng

Eric Burkhart, faculty instructor in Ecosystem Science and Management and plant science program director at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, says he's promoting "this whole idea of growing ginseng to conserve it — conservation through cultivation."

ABC News: Alabama college student tries out new meal plan with '30 Days of Bugs'

Audrey Maretzki, professor emeritus of food science and nutrition, says insects are an important part of the diet in many parts of the world, including regions of Asia, Africa, South America and Australia.

ABC27.com (WHTM-TV), Harrisburg: National Nutrition Month -- Healthy eating guidelines

Lynn James, extension registered dietician, says individual biology and lifestyle influence what people should be eating, but there are some general guidelines that everyone should keep in mind.

ABCNews.com: States urging residents to be on the lookout for destructive invasive species

This story cites a spotted lanternfly economic impact study led by Jay Harper, professor of agricultural economics.

About the Sub-surfer Applicator

Researchers have developed a new injection applicator for dry manures. Results show an increase in crop yields as well as a decrease in nutrient run-off and ammonia emissions by 90%. On-farm testing will take place throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

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