Fall/Winter 2016

Science and policy can team up to solve antibiotic resistance.

Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs

Chuck Ray works with the University's wood collection. With the recent addition of specimens from Dennis Brett, the collection now is the largest of its kind in the world.

Private gift makes Penn State's wood collection one of world's largest.

Like the lines etched into the skin of a centenarian, the rings displayed within a cross-section of a tree limb divulge hidden stories, stories of turmoil and stability, life and death.

A new gene-edited mushroom is changing the dialogue around GMOs.

On the menu: plants with nutrient-rich pollen.

Developing a strategy for Chesapeake Bay restoration.

Only 34 percent of girls begin the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series, and among those, little more than half receive all three doses, according to a study by Shannon Monnat, assistant professor of rural sociology, demography, and sociology.

A new study shows that eggs from small flocks are more likely to contain Salmonella.

Penn State Professor of Horticulture Rob Crassweller at the Russell E. Larson Research Center at Rock Springs.

Research in the college helps shape the apple industry.

Researchers from around the world land at Penn State to discuss gender and economic issues.

Jingxuan Yang, a visiting scholar from Donghua University (left), and Jeffrey Catchmark work in the lab on a new, patent-pending bio-absorbable medical foam.

Researchers invent a foam material with multiple wound-healing capabilities.

Yellow Fever Mosquito

Scientists and extension educators in the college battle invasive species.

Penn State Bee Research Pollinates the Next Generation of Scientists

College of Ag Sciences Undergraduates reap the benefits of hands-on learning in faculty labs.

In 2014, more than 8,100 farmers markets were listed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Consumers are eager for fresh produce straight from the farm, and according to Sam Watson, a senior majoring in food science and minoring in microbiology, most of them think the food is safer than that at grocery stores.

Charles "Chuck" Krueger and his wife, Ellen Krueger, of Mesa, Arizona, have donated $50,000 to benefit undergraduate research programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Josh Mulhollem, aquatic invasive species biologist and college alumus, applies ecology and public outreach to control the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Robert W. Knight III and his wife, Jacque, set estate plans to support the Nationwide Insurance Professorship.

Daniel Foster, assistant professor of agricultural and extension education, is the recipient of the college's 2016 Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

Building the Foundations for Leadership and Innovation Endowment

Cara Boothroyd, a native of Endwell, New York, was named 2016 Outstanding Senior by the College of Agricultural Sciences. She also was chosen as the student marshal for the college's spring commencement ceremony.

In 2014, the College of Agricutural Sciences Alumni Society pledged $100,000 to create a new endowment in support of student scholarships. Now, the society is doubling down to enhance that fund and help more students with their educational expenses.

World War I (1914-1918) resulted in the deaths of 116,516 servicemen and wounding of 200,000 more. Women, too, suffered hardships. They served in the navy and the marines, as nurses, and in factories and government.

The names of some agricultural colleges have changed over the years to reflect who they are and those they serve. Should ours?