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

"A Guide for Minorities in STEM: Increasing Workplace Diversity" was recently published 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.

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.

2018-19 Biweekly Payroll Schedule

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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.

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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Access NEPA, Scranton: 4-H programs find new ways for participants to show their work

4-H extension educators SarahRae Sisson, Sandi Graham and Chelsea Hill talk about how 4-H youth have adjusted to the cancellation of county fairs in northeastern Pennsylvania counties.

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Accuweather (via MSN.com): Longer summers and irregular weather could harm breathtaking autumn foliage

If climate change is reducing the autumn cool-down phase, it will reduce the potential for fall colors, says Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology.

Accuweather.com: 'Troublesome' spotted lanternflies can result in harmful crop loss for farmers

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, Julie Urban, senior research associate in entomology, and Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, are quoted or cited in this article, which also appeared on ATT.net and other outlets.

AccuWeather.com: 5 ways you can offset declining bee populations with your garden

Connie Schmotzer, consumer horticulture extension educator, offers tips for creating a pollinator-friendly landscape around your home.

AccuWeather.com: 17-year cicadas to swarm eastern US this spring

Greg Hoover, senior extension associate in entomology, comments on this year's emergence of periodical cicada Brood V, which last was seen in 1999.

AccuWeather.com: Does winter's harsh cold air mean lower tick activity during spring, summer?

Joyce Sakamoto, research associate in entomology, explains the nuances of how cold weather affects the survival of ticks.

AccuWeather.com: Everything you need to know about coronavirus

Beth McGraw, professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, comments on the potential effects of temperature on coronavirus spread.

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