Five Penn State engineering students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 27, 2022

The National Science Foundation has selected five current Penn State College of Engineering students as 2022 awardees for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program and one College of Engineering student for an honorable mention.   

Six Penn State engineering students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 27, 2022

The National Science Foundation has selected six current Penn State College of Engineering students as 2022 awardees for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program and one College of Engineering student for an honorable mention.   

Penn State engineering students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 27, 2022

The National Science Foundation has selected five current Penn State College of Engineering students as 2022 awardees for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program and one College of Engineering student for an honorable mention.   

Student wins award, will present work on water and nutrient management solutions

April 27, 2022

Penn State student Dana Sanchez will advance her interest in environmental education when discussing water and nutrient management solutions for Pennsylvania farms impacting the Chesapeake Bay as a presenter at a national conference. 

Penn State hosts in-person STEM activities for Central PA Remake Learning Days

April 26, 2022

Central Pennsylvania’s “Remake Learning Days” are back and in person in 2022 with more than 50 events for students in pre-K through high school, including more than a dozen hosted by Penn State.

Energy, environmental seed grants awarded to 21 interdisciplinary teams

April 26, 2022

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment awarded seed grants to 21 groups of interdisciplinary researchers for the 2021–22 cycle.

SAFES seed funding boosts agricultural research data capabilities

April 25, 2022

Four research teams in the College of Agricultural Sciences have tapped in to the computing and software engineering expertise at the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences' Research Innovations with Scientists and Engineers (RISE) team. Agricultural Sciences faculty are invited to apply for the 2022 SAFES-RISE Seed Grant Program; applications are due May 10.

Penn State’s Mushroom Research Center helps spawn East African farm

April 25, 2022

A scientist from the Mushroom Research Center in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences provided guidance to a mushroom grower in East Africa that helped the grower to overcome infrastructure and production challenges.  

Novel study of small fish in Icelandic waters sheds new light on adaptive change

April 25, 2022

Innovative research showing that populations of a small fish that live in both Iceland’s lakes and marine waters, respond more quickly and differently to predators after they invade freshwater lakes, demonstrating how some animals can adapt rapidly to changes in their environments and may be able to adapt to climate change.

Water researcher Joan Rose to present talk on waterborne diseases April 28

April 25, 2022

Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, will present “At the Intersection of Science and Technology Addressing Water Quality and Health” on April 28 as part of the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science Distinguished Speaker Series.

Penn State researchers support social science through COSSA Advocacy Day

April 25, 2022

Five Penn State researchers recently participated in Social Science Advocacy Day, held virtually by the Consortium of Social Science Associations, to discuss the value of the social and behavioral sciences to issues of importance to policymakers.

PlantVillage Team awarded $1M in Elon Musk XPRIZE Carbon Removal Competition

April 22, 2022

An international team led by David Hughes, founder of Penn State’s PlantVillage project, has been named among 15 milestone winners of the latest round of the XPRIZE and Musk Foundation’s Carbon Removal Competition.

Adding high-flavonoid corn to broiler chickens’ diet may cut intestinal disease

April 21, 2022

The inclusion of a high-flavonoid corn, developed by a Penn State maize geneticist, in the diet of broiler chickens reduced the incidence and severity of a fatal intestinal disorder known as necrotic enteritis.

What does the detection of avian flu mean for Pennsylvania?

April 21, 2022

Pennsylvania is the latest state to report a confirmed detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, in a commercial poultry flock, leading state officials, industry leaders and Penn State poultry specialists to redouble efforts to contain the virus and educate producers, backyard flock owners and the public about the disease.

COVID-19 impact on gender, agriculture and food systems inspires new book

April 20, 2022

“Gender, Food, and COVID-19: Global Stories of Harm and Hope” is a new book co-edited by Paige Castellanos, Carolyn Sachs and Ann Tickamyer, gender scholars in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

A joyful match: Kidney donor, recipient meet during National Donate Life Month

April 20, 2022

When Bellefonte resident and Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences employee Maureen Stathes learned how many people are waiting for organ transplants, she wanted to make a difference — and she did for Wellsville resident Dwayne Weller.

Getting to the root of corn domestication; knowledge may help plant breeders

April 18, 2022

A unique confluence of archeology, molecular genetics and serendipity guided a collaboration of Mexican and Penn State researchers to a deeper understanding of how modern corn was domesticated from teosinte, a perennial grass native to Mexico and Central America, more than 5,000 years ago.

Preserving Pennsylvania’s farmland: Webinar to cover techniques and programs

April 15, 2022

A Penn State Extension webinar will focus on current issues affecting farmland preservation efforts in Pennsylvania’s agricultural communities. The 90-minute webinar will take place at noon April 28.

Penn State students engage with local Latino farmworker community

April 15, 2022

An innovative community service-learning course, “Community Engaged Learning with Pennsylvania Farmworkers,” offered by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, brings students of all disciplines together to teach and engage with immigrant farmworkers living in Centre County.  

Plant scientist gets grant to study how climate change will affect forage crops

April 14, 2022

A Penn State plant scientist has received a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to lead a team studying how changes in temperature associated with climate change affect the establishment, persistence and performance of perennial forage crops and their associated weedy plant communities in the U.S. Northeast.  

2022 Undergraduate Exhibition returns to HUB-Robeson Center

April 14, 2022

The 2022 Undergraduate Exhibition for Research, Inquiry, and Creative Activity earlier this month featured the hard work of 282 undergraduate researchers from across Penn State. 

Students for Cultivating Change receive support from alumnus

April 13, 2022

After being introduced to the national Cultivating Change Foundation, Penn State alumnus and supporter Jeff Conrad offered the University’s chapter, Students for Cultivating Change in the College of Agricultural Sciences, an opportunity not only to develop valuable professional skills but also secure a $10,000 gift to support their goals.

Sanchez to present 'Emergence of a carbon-negative bioeconomy' April 14

April 13, 2022

Dan Sanchez, an extension specialist who runs the Carbon Removal Lab at University of California Berkeley, will discuss the emergence of a carbon-negative bioeconomy at 3 p.m. on April 14 in 213 Ag Engineering. 

PlantVillage receives Cisco Foundation grant to help communities capture carbon

April 13, 2022

PlantVillage has been awarded $300,000 from the Cisco Foundation to promote regenerative agriculture on African farms to help them adapt to climate change.

WATCH: Richard Roush shares perspective on fishing and curiosity in video series

April 13, 2022

In a video series titled “Perspective: Leaders at Penn State,” Richard Roush, dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, reflects on his passion for fishing as an opportunity to continue to explore and ask questions about the natural world.

Penn State reminds public of policy limiting access to Rock Springs facility

April 12, 2022

To protect the integrity of research, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is issuing a reminder that entry into the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs is limited to authorized personnel only.

Leites earns 2022 Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award

April 11, 2022

Laura Leites, associate research professor of quantitative forest ecology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2022 Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award.

Six receive Faculty Scholar Medals

April 11, 2022

Six University faculty members have received 2022 Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement.

Using tweets to predict real-time food shortages

April 11, 2022

The sentiments and emotions expressed in tweets on Twitter can be used in real time to assess where supply chain disruptions due to a pandemic, war or natural disaster may lead to food shortages, according to researchers at Penn State and the Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar.

Annual Penn State Quarter Horse Sale and Showcase to be held April 30

April 8, 2022

After two years of holding an online-only auction, the Penn State Equine Science program will host the 20th annual Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale in a new, hybrid format Saturday, April 30.

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