Chewing gum may be effective for delivering vitamins

October 9, 2018

Nearly 15 percent of all chewing gum varieties sold promise to provide health-enhancing supplements to users, so Penn State researchers studied whether two vitamin-supplemented products were effective at delivering vitamins to the body. Their results validate the concept of gum as an effective delivery system for at least some vitamins.

Agribusiness Management Club provides insight into professional world

October 8, 2018

Providing students with a glimpse into the world of business and professional development is the main goal of the Agribusiness Management Club in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Alumnae of College of Agricultural Sciences to be honored by peers

October 8, 2018

The National Association of Agricultural Educators has recognized four alumnae of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences for their contributions to agricultural education.

Ag Sciences graduate creates scholarship to honor Penn State mentors

October 4, 2018

An anonymous donor honors two former professors by establishing a graduate scholarship supporting Penn State Extension programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Chapel intern finds passion for data through summer internship

October 4, 2018

Greg Mitchell, a senior double majoring in economics and community, environment and development, spent the summer as a consultant with Bates White Economic Consulting. Mitchell was accepted to the Chapel Executive Internship program through the College of the Liberal Arts, which gave him a $5,000 stipend so he could work and live in Washington, D.C., for the summer.

Ag donor ensures transformative experiences for landscape contracting students

October 4, 2018

College of Agricultural Sciences volunteer development council co-chair and alumnus Daniel Eichenlaub and his wife, Barbara, have established the Dan T. Stearns Landscape Contracting Program Endowment to honor Stearns, J. Franklin Styer Professor Emeritus, and to provide funds for student enrichment activities.

Registration open for Northeast Cover Crops Council Conference at Penn State

October 3, 2018

Registration is open for the second Northeast Cover Crop Council Conference, which will be hosted by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, Nov. 15-16.

'Communities That Care' is topic of 2018 Bennett Lecture

October 3, 2018

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center will welcome 2018 Bennett Lecturer Richard Catalano, Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, and co-founder of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington, on Oct. 25, at University Park. The lecture, in its 16th year, is free and open to the public.

Penn State trustee's gifts to create ag sci professorship, medical scholarship

October 2, 2018

During a Sept. 30 ceremony held at the residence of Penn State President Eric Barron, Penn State trustee Keith E. Masser and his wife, Helen E. Masser, signed documents to create a professorship in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and a scholarship in the Penn State College of Medicine.

26th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues will take place Oct. 22-23

October 2, 2018

The 2018 National Symposium on Family Issues will focus on the challenges that families in rural areas face and the strategies they take to maintain financial stability, health and well-being. The symposium, “Rural Families and Communities,” will be held Oct. 22-23 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Biofilm reactor promises to cut production costs on vitamin K

October 2, 2018

In an innovative study that promises to reduce production costs for the most potent form of vitamin K — Menaquinone-7, Penn State researchers have developed a novel method to enhance the fermentation process that creates the supplement by agitated liquid fermentation in a biofilm reactor.

Master Gardeners' youth program in York County sows seeds of conservationism

October 1, 2018

An innovative youth outreach program led by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of York County is helping youngsters "escape" into a world of flowers, wildlife, water and fun.

Jacobson named first Global Faculty Fellow in College of Agricultural Sciences

September 27, 2018

Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, has been named the first Global Faculty Fellow in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

R&D-heavy firms thrive in diverse economies

September 27, 2018

Entrepreneurs should be aware of where they're building their businesses. New research shows that companies that invest heavily in research and development might be better off locating near dissimilar businesses, while companies that invest less in technology might want to locate near businesses in their own industry.

Forest expert: Expect foliage display to be late, muted

September 27, 2018

Warm, wet weather is predicted to continue through the rest of September and most of October in the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Great Lakes regions, and those soggy conditions likely will result in a subdued foliage display, according to a Penn State forest expert.

Microbiome Center to host networking event Oct. 2

September 26, 2018

Those interested in learning about or participating in microbiome research at Penn State are invited to attend a networking event sponsored by the University's Microbiome Research Center.

Climate change not main driver of amphibian decline

September 25, 2018

While a warming climate in recent decades may be a factor in the waning of some local populations of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders, it cannot explain the overall steep decline of amphibians, according to researchers.

Master Gardeners lend expertise, support to spotted lanternfly fight

September 25, 2018

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners have been lending their time and expertise to aid in the spotted lanternfly battle.

Penn State education helps horticulture alumnus dig deep into potato industry

September 25, 2018

Curtis Frederick really digs potatoes. And that's a good thing considering that the 2009 graduate of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is enjoying a career as a senior agronomist at Sterman Masser Inc., a large, family-owned potato company, in Sacramento, Pennsylvania.

Science Coalition webinar to discuss how to tell research stories through events

September 24, 2018

The Science Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 research universities — including Penn State — will hold the second installment of its Local Communications Workshop Series from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 27. During the webinar, university communications officers will share best practices for using events to bring scientific research to life and engage with federal delegations and local stakeholders.

1959 Penn State ag sciences alumnus makes gift to support experiential learning

September 24, 2018

Richard "Dick" Booth recently supported his alma mater by creating a charitable gift annuity to establish the Richard A. Booth Experiential Learning Endowment in Dairy Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Penn State Berkey Creamery celebrates 'White Out' with new flavor

September 24, 2018

Penn State Berkey Creamery's new ice cream flavor will have football fans celebrating even more when Penn State hosts Ohio State on Sept. 29. "White Out" — a sweet blend of popcorn-flavored ice cream and white chocolate chips — is now available for scooping at the Creamery.

Fruit research and extension projects receive funding from industry groups

September 21, 2018

The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apple Program recently awarded nearly $233,000 in funding to support new and ongoing fruit research and extension projects in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The grants will support projects aimed at enhancing pest management, production efficiency and fruit quality.

Plant science faculty member named Styer Professor

September 21, 2018

Mark Guiltinan, professor of plant molecular biology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, recently was named the J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany. The Styer Professorship is intended to supplement departmental support for outstanding faculty and further the scholar's contributions to teaching, research and service.

Andrew Read named director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

September 20, 2018

Andrew Read has been appointed director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State effective Jan. 1, 2019. Read is an Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology, Eberly Professor of Biotechnology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics.

2017-18 NSF I-Corps invent teams selected

September 19, 2018

Twelve entrepreneurial teams from Penn State have been selected to participate in the National Science Foundation I-Corps program.

Penn State Horse Barn Open House welcomes football fans Oct. 13

September 19, 2018

The sixth annual Penn State Horse Barn Open House, hosted by the Collegiate Horseman's Association at Penn State and the Penn State Equine Research Team, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13, prior to the football game against Michigan State. The open house complements Celebrate Ag Day at Beaver Stadium, an event designed for Penn Staters to honor the agricultural roots and history of the University.

Few hatchery brook trout genes present in Pa. watershed wild fish

September 18, 2018

Despite many decades of annual brook trout stocking in one northcentral Pennsylvania watershed, the wild brook trout populations show few genes from hatchery fish, according to researchers who genotyped about 2,000 brook trout in Loyalsock Creek watershed, a 500-square-mile drainage in Lycoming and Sullivan counties celebrated by anglers for its trout fishing.

Penn State's Great Insect Fair celebrates insects in pop culture

September 17, 2018

Appreciating insects' influence in popular culture will be the focus of Penn State's 2018 Great Insect Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Snider Agricultural Arena on the University Park campus. The event is sponsored by the entomology department in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Penn State Altoona aids in Chimney Rocks service-learning project

September 14, 2018

Penn State Altoona is the link between a Blair County Planning Commission and University Park service-learning project at Chimney Rocks Park in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.

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  • Associate Director of Communications
  • Public Relations Specialist/Science Writer
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