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Scientists in the College of Agricultural Sciences are seeking solutions to the agricultural and ecological problems of our time by conducting basic and applied research focusing on cross-cutting thematic areas.

Research News

Promoting economic resilience in Appalachia: Lessons from successful communities
April 22, 2019
The Appalachian communities that enjoyed persistent economic growth following the 2008 Great Recession have a number of factors in common, according to researchers who analyzed all 420 counties in the Appalachian region. Their findings will help guide future economic development strategies across Appalachia.
Thirteen graduate students receive the Alumni Association Dissertation Award
April 12, 2019
Thirteen graduate students received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award, Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal in recognition of their outstanding professional accomplishment and achievement in scholarly research in any of the disciplinary areas of arts and humanities; social sciences—applied and basic; physical and computational sciences—applied and basic; life and health sciences; and engineering.
Researchers to compare Twitter opinions on climate change with real-world views
April 12, 2019
How do regional opinions on Twitter represent real-world attitudes toward climate change? A team of researchers will work to find out, thanks to a recent seed grant from the Social Science Research Institute at Penn State.

Upcoming Events

Understanding Chronic Inflammatory Disease: Lessons From Hematopoietic Stem Cells
When: April 24, 2019
Where: W201 Millennium Science Complex
Farm to Fork: a Student/Post-Doc Research Symposium
When: April 26, 2019
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, Rm 252
China and the Global Food Regime
When: April 26, 2019
Where: 104 Thomas Building