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Summer 2020

Next Generation Desalination Membranes: Where Are We Now?

When October 29, 2020, 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
Where Online

Dr. Menachem Elimelech; Director, Environmental Engineering Program and Roberto Goizueta Professor of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Yale University

Snapshot
Communicating Climate in a Complex World

When October 28, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where Online

Presenters: Iliana Baums, Kristina Douglass, David Malakoff, Michael Mann, & Jessica Myrick

Snap Shot: Summer Singers

The common yellowthroat is a tiny but loud bird that loves unruly vegetation, particularly in thick, marshy areas.

Chain Reaction

Researchers in the college analyze food supply chain disruptions from COVID-19 with a goal of improving their resilience against future disruptions.

Tropical Cyclone-Trough Interactions

When October 28, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where Online

Presenters: Brian Tang

Pandemic Pivot

Penn State Extension goes virtual to assist businesses, citizens, and communities in wake of COVID-19.

The Interview: Andra Johnson

The new associate director of Penn State Extension returns to his alma mater to help ensure a bright future for Pennsylvania's agricultural communities.

Accelerating the Low Carbon Transition

When October 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where Online

Presenters: David Victor

Gene Editing to Control Pests

Whiteflies are among the most important agricultural pests in the world, yet they have been difficult to genetically manipulate and control, in part, because of their small size.

Take a Bite Out of Foodborne Illness

A novel composite antimicrobial film could keep food safer longer.

In the Red

Soybean Diseases Cause Billions in Losses.

Mapping Community Risk

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the vulnerability of population segments to physical, social, and economic upheaval.

Ecological Trap

Changes in cropping methods and climate decoy pintail ducks into selecting inferior nesting spots.

Shifting Crops

Warming Midwest conditions could move corn and soybean production north.

Seeing Is Believing

Farmers note connection between extreme precipitation and climate change.

The impact of climate model bias on future projections: Old biases die hard

When October 28, 2020, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Where Online

Fall 2020 ESSC Brown Bag Series with Mingyu Park, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Penn State

The Last Word: Closing COVID Knowledge Gaps

Misinformation about COVID-19 can have deadly consequences. Through a weekly video series, infectious disease experts are helping to set the record straight.

Organic Insect Control

Common soil fungus could be an ally in the fight against corn pests.

A Better Bean

Dairy farmers should use roasted high-oleic-acid soybean in their cows' feed rations, according to Kevin Harvatine, associate professor of nutritional physiology

Bigger Is Better

Larger streams are critical for wild brook trout conservation.

Below the Radar

Bedrock type under forests greatly affects tree growth, species diversity, and carbon storage.

A Species in Decline

Muskrat populations have declined sharply across North America over the last 50 years or so.

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