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Gamma Sigma Delta lauds outstanding College of Ag Sciences faculty, students

The Penn State chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the agricultural honor society, recognized Penn State faculty and students during its annual meeting, which was held virtually March 30. Recipients included Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology faculty, Kari Peter and Timothy McNellis, as well as undergraduate student Nicole Dutzman.

Instructors, students tackle challenges of fall mixed-mode learning environment

While Penn Staters may have had some time to adjust to pandemic life for the fall 2020 semester, there were still many challenges to overcome as students and instructors worked through the limitations of a mixed-mode learning environment.

Plant sciences student finds new ways to cultivate goodwill in her community

For Amanda Grube, quarantining at her family’s farm in Manheim, Pennsylvania, gave her a lot of time to think about past summers and how this year’s coronavirus would impact her community. To ease the strain a little for her friends and neighbors, Grube has started an informal community garden and a free library, all while completing a virtual internship and staying in touch with her sorority sisters.

Clara Miller selected as women's, gender, and sexuality studies marshal

As part of Penn State’s 2020 spring commencement activities, Clara Miller will represent the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts as its student marshal.

AG Journeys: Melissa Mercado

At Penn State, step out of the classroom and into the greatest laboratory in the world—the Pennsylvania wilds, a hive of agricultural activity in every direction.

Student entrepreneur takes blood tests from the waiting room to the living room

Using Penn State’s entrepreneurial resources, biology student Sherveen “Shevy” Karbasi is bringing complete blood count testing out of the clinic and onto a smartphone.

Mercado Ties First Place for Course-Based Category at Undergraduate Exhibition

Students showcased their work at the 2018 Undergraduate Exhibition at the HUB-Robeson Center on April 18.

Undergraduate Andrew May Receives Award at Phage Research Symposium

Innovative undergraduate research programs from Penn State and Gettysburg College came together this weekend at Lake Raystown to share experiences hunting phages from land and sea.

Stephens Recognized for Outstanding Leadership by Penn State Ag Council

Jon Stephens, Plant Pathology minor, receives Penn State Agricultural Council's Youth Leadership Award.

Mercado Leads Adult Learners of Penn State Club

B.S. student Melissa Mercado is President of Adult Learners of Penn State and models for family and fellow students persevering hard work.

Plant Friends and Foes 2017 Program Launches

Year two of three-year USDA NIFA AFRI project directed by Dr. Tim McNellis began eight-week summer program on June 5.

Aarushi Rana Uses Mushroom Minor to Benefit Her Home

Mushroom Science and Technology minor Aarushi Rana aims to make life better in Mumbai, India.

PPEM Annual Awards Ceremony

The Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology held its 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony on April 13.

Ramos-Sepúlveda and Bull Collaborate with Lincoln University

Drs. Carolee Bull and Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda began mushroom research collaboration with Lincoln University on April 6.

Wodzicki Places Second in Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo

Undergraduate Lianna Wodzicki was awarded 2nd Place in the Gamma Sigma Delta Research Exposition held March 28.

Elena Christian Wins APS Poster Competition

Undergraduate Elena Christian (McNellis Lab) won first place in the APS-Potomac Division Poster competition on March 23.

Erwinia amylovora Research Proposal Awarded to Elena Christian

McNellis lab undergraduate Elena Christian receives $2000 for her Spring 2017 student research proposal.

Fusarium Research Proposal Awarded to Clara Miller

Geiser Lab undergraduate Clara Miller receives $2000 for her Spring 2017 student research proposal.