Graduate student Bipana Paudel Timilsena receives International Research Award

April 12, 2019

Bipana Paudel Timilsena, a doctoral student in entomology with a dual title in international agriculture and development, received the Graduate Student International Research Award.

The Arboretum at Penn State launches new interactive Plant Finder map

April 12, 2019

Visitors to The Arboretum at Penn State now can explore the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens with the Arboretum’s new, interactive Plant Finder. The map-based program allows users to find the locations of more than 1,100 species of plants in the Arboretum’s living collections.

Energy Days continues to build bridges among research, industry, government

April 12, 2019

Energy Days, a two-day conference that brings together the energy expertise of Penn State with those working in and with the energy industry, will occur May 29–30 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The conference is open to the public and is free for Penn State students, faculty and staff.

Ilse Huerta Arredondo receives the Frisbey International Student Award

April 12, 2019

Penn State graduate student Ilse Huerta Arredondo has been awarded the Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Award.

GreenBriq student venture wins top $7,500 prize in Ag Springboard pitch contest

April 12, 2019

GreenBriq, a student venture aimed at turning the biomass of invasive water hyacinth plants into affordable fuel briquettes for Kenyan families, recently won first place in the Ag Springboard pitch contest. The competition is a signature event of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

No time for horsing around: Students prep for annual quarter horse sale

April 12, 2019

The 17th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale will take place Saturday, April 27, at the Snider Agricultural Arena at University Park.

Students to receive hands-on experience during trauma training event

April 10, 2019

Penn State Mont Alto will hold its annual trauma-scenario training exercise for forest technology and nursing students from 8 a.m. to noon on April 18 at the campus.

Land-use webinar to focus on how preserving community heritage promotes vitality

April 10, 2019

How communities can promote economic and community vitality by making the most of their historical and heritage assets will be the subject of a web-based seminar at noon on April 17 offered by Penn State Extension.

MacAdmins at Penn State to celebrate 10th anniversary

April 10, 2019

Mac and iOS system administrators and managers come to University Park each summer from all over the world to refine their skills and knowledge at the MacAdmins at Penn State conference. This July, the event celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Helping communities 'PROSPER': A Q&A with prevention researcher Janet Welsh

April 10, 2019

Janet Welsh, associate research professor of health and human development and senior research associate with the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, has worked in prevention research since 1994, with the aim of improving the lives of people and communities impacted by substance abuse and addiction. "I want to see how we can use what we have at the University to really help solve social problems, and being able to work with real communities, kids and families has always been important to me."

Preventing Teen Substance Abuse

April 9, 2019

To help build resilient families in Pennsylvania, Penn State researchers like Janet Welsh are taking prevention research out of the lab and into communities where it matters most. "We aren’t going to solve the whole problem of drug abuse ourselves," Welsh said, "but because of our clear mission and track record of success, we can be a piece of the solution."

The science behind ice cream is focus of Pasto Agricultural Museum open house

April 8, 2019

People interested in learning the science behind ice cream should plan to attend the annual open house and ice cream social at Penn State’s Pasto Agricultural Museum, set for 1 to 4 p.m. on April 14.

Spotted lanternflies found to be flyers, not gliders

April 8, 2019

The spotted lanternfly is not a strong or frequent flyer, weaknesses that may hinder its ability to travel long distances by air, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Webinar covers horizontal directional drilling in gas pipeline construction

April 8, 2019

The use of directional drilling to minimize surface disturbance in the building of natural gas pipelines will be the subject of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

Student workers receive hands-on experience with deer at Penn State center

April 5, 2019

Penn State’s Deer Research Center, commonly referred to as “the deer pens,” has been an endearing part of many students’ college experiences since the 1970s, providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity for hands-on learning about one of the state’s most recognizable mammals.

Community discussion to present waste stream plan, answer community questions

April 3, 2019

The Penn State Waste Stream Task Force invites members of the Penn State community to a community discussion on April 16, at which the task force will present a draft of its waste stream report and answer questions from the community. The report was made available online on April 10.

Insect-deterring sorghum compounds may be eco-friendly pesticide

April 3, 2019

Compounds produced by sorghum plants to defend against insect feeding could be isolated, synthesized and used as a targeted, nontoxic insect deterrent, according to researchers who studied plant-insect interactions that included field, greenhouse and laboratory components.

'Favorite trees' is topic of Colloquy Series talk at Penn State Mont Alto

April 3, 2019

Penn State Mont Alto will host its final Colloquy Series talk of the spring semester on April 10, when Associate Teaching Professor of Forest Technology Elizabeth Brantley will lead a tour of the Penn State Mont Alto Arboretum during a farewell reception in her honor.

Improving food safety knowledge, practices in Africa is focus of research

April 2, 2019

Improving food safety knowledge and practices in Africa is the focus of research conducted by Catherine Cutter, professor of food science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Manure application changes with winter crop can cut nitrogen loss, boost profits

April 2, 2019

Dairy farmers in the Northeast can improve water quality and boost the profitability of their operations by changing the timing and method of applying manure to their fields in the fall, along with planting rye as a cover crop between corn crops — or by double-cropping rye and corn, according to Penn State researchers.

Penn State Livestock Judging Team learns the value of evaluation

April 2, 2019

As members of the Penn State Livestock Judging Team, several students in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have been putting their knowledge of animal form and function to the test this semester at national competitions.

Guiltinan, Maximova receive the 2019 Kopp International Achievement Award

April 2, 2019

Mark Guiltinan, professor of plant molecular biology, and Siela Maximova, research professor of plant biotechnology, both in the College of Agricultural Sciences, are the recipients of Penn State's 2019 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award.

Brennan, Kara receive Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching

April 2, 2019

Mark Brennan, professor of leadership, and youth development in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Ali Kara, professor of business administration at Penn State York, are the recipients of Penn State's 2019 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Invasive round gobies may be poised to decimate endangered French Creek mussels

April 1, 2019

The round goby — a small, extremely prolific, invasive fish from Europe — poses a threat to endangered freshwater mussels in northwestern Pennsylvania's French Creek, one of the last strongholds for two species of mussels, according to researchers.

Introducing Beescape: A new online tool and community to support bees

April 1, 2019

Beescape.org provides a tool for beekeepers, gardeners, growers and land managers to assess the quality of their landscapes for supporting managed honey bees and wild bees. It was developed through a partnership led by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Center for Pollinator Research and Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

Student-run lawnmower maintenance fundraiser set for April 5-6

March 29, 2019

The Penn State student chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers will hold its annual lawnmower clinic on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, at the Agricultural Engineering Building at University Park.

Latest edition of Penn State Agronomy Guide released

March 28, 2019

Farm managers, crop consultants and producers looking for the latest, research-based information on crop production and soil health can turn to the 2019-2020 edition of the Penn State Agronomy Guide, now available for purchase from Penn State Extension.

Avian researcher to present on the survival challenges of cranes

March 28, 2019

George Archibald, author and co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, will describe his life-long work to save cranes from extinction during a free public presentation at 5 p.m. on April 3 in 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

Penn State research featured in new report on supercharging U.S. ag science

March 27, 2019

A new report issued today (March 27) shows how U.S. farmers — facing a surge of weather events and disease outbreaks — can increase production and revenues with innovations produced by federally funded agricultural research, including studies performed in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Rodney Allen Trice's 'Walk a Mile…' project wins 2019 Open Innovation Challenge

March 27, 2019

Rodney Allen Trice's "Walk a Mile..." project aims to use immersive technology to spark empathy and conversations among diverse audiences. It won the 2019 Open Innovation Challenge.

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