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Senior capstone projects teach students skills for the industry

For their senior capstone projects, biological engineering students at Penn State designed possible solutions to real problems in agriculture and the environment.

Penn State teams excel in food science competitions

Three teams of food science students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences came out on top in national product-development competitions and a trivia bowl in June.

Ag sciences student completes prescribed fire experience at Fort Indiantown Gap

Francis Alvaré, a forest ecosystem management major with a minor in military studies, assisted the National Guard's forestry department in a series of prescribed fires on training facilities as part of an independent study program in the spring of 2017.

Penn State to launch undergraduate Ag Stewardship and Conservation certificate

A new undergraduate certificate program offered by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will give students interested in agricultural stewardship an opportunity for classroom and hands-on learning in the sustainability of agricultural soil and water resources. The Agricultural Stewardship and Conservation Certificate program will provide critical coursework and practical experience that will help make students marketable for jobs in the public and private sector.

Innovating Abroad

Robinson Laventure, Penn State student in biological engineering, spent three months helping to redesign 3D-printed prosthetics for TakeaHand, a biotechnology company located in Santiago, Chile.

Student landscaping team builds outdoor space for local Stormbreak house

Penn State’s landscape design and landscape construction classes are known for their incredible community projects. But with this year’s undertaking, the courses have gone above and beyond.

Plant sciences student helps research natural fungicide

Cullen Dixon, a plant sciences major, participates in a lab that tests the effectiveness of secondary metabolite compounds produced by sorghum as potential biopesticides in combating foliar diseases of Zea mays, or corn.

Food Science student team takes first place in competition

A student team representing the Food Science Department in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently took first place in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Central Atlantic Area College Bowl competition.

Animal science major prepares for 100th Little International

The Little International Livestock Exposition, commonly dubbed “Little I,” has been a staple of the Penn State agricultural community for many decades. And this year, senior animal science major Kasie Kerr is running the show.

Poultry science professor receives PennAg's Distinguished Service Award

R. Michael Hulet, associate professor of poultry science and extension poultry specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from PennAg Industries Association at the group's annual dinner March 21. In its recognition, PennAg Industries called Hulet a true friend of agriculture, honoring him for his strong leadership throughout his career.

Adventures abroad: Student gains new insights about sustainability

The senior environmental resource management major traveled to both New Zealand and Costa Rica as part of two separate embedded courses. She was first introduced to these study-abroad opportunities through her major’s coursework.

Katzaman bequest to support ag sciences, Penn State micro-scholarship program

Michael and Diane Katzaman, of Wernersville, have pledged an estate gift of approximately $1.7 million to be evenly divided between the Agriculture Fund, which supports Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, and a micro-scholarship fund administered through the University's Office of Undergraduate Education.

Student Stories: Fungi fun -- student discovers love for plant sciences

Sara Getson came to Penn State and developed an unexpected academic passion — fungi.

Penn State turf paved graduate's path to Super Bowl

Collin Meyers, a 2010 graduate of the turfgrass science program in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will accompany the Atlanta Falcons as they take the field at the Super Bowl in Houston on Sunday. Meyers, a State College native, has been a grounds assistant for the Falcons for the past three seasons.

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