Plant Pathology Association

The Plant Pathology Association (PPA) is an organization designed for graduate students in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology.

PPA's mission is to present a platform to develop and discuss topics related to plant pathology and to explore and promote plant pathology within the Penn State community. Our goals are to promote academic discussion among graduate students and provide a network of support and encouragement.

PPEM Grad Student News

Graduate students Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu (left) and Terry Torres Cruz were awarded SACNAS travel scholarships to present at the 2018 STEM diversity conference in San Antonio. IMAGE: PHOTO PROVIDED BY TERRY TORRES CRUZ
Graduate students receive SACNAS travel scholarships, present at STEM diversity conference
November 9, 2018
Students and faculty from the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology attended The National Diversity in STEM Conference on October 11, 2018, hosted by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The three-day conference was held in San Antonio this year and is scheduled to take place in Honolulu next year.
Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu
Ehau-Taumaunu receives Rose Hellaby postgraduate scholarship
September 12, 2018
Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu, Ph.D. student in Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, is the 2018 recipient of the Rose Hellaby postgraduate scholarship.
Genna Tesdall
Tesdall Receives AIARD award and Fulbright scholarship
June 26, 2018
The Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) recently announced the recipients of 12 Future Leaders Forum scholarships.
Joseph Thaddeus Walls, III
Walls Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam
June 4, 2018
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Joseph Walls for passing his comprehensive examination.
Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón
Bautista Jalon Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam
May 31, 2018
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón for passing her comprehensive examination on May 30.