Kyle Love doesn't have the stress other seniors do about searching for a job after graduation. Thanks to connections he made through Penn State's Ag Career Day, he's already been hired for a job in his chosen field, agronomy.
This fall semester, Penn State welcomes the first group of faculty recruited to expand the University’s national leadership in ethics research and ethical literacy. The faculty members are part of the University’s transformative initiative to position itself at the intersection of its research strengths and the world’s major ethical conversations.
Responsible shale development in the Commonwealth continues to boost our economy, including the manufacturing sector. With more affordable energy supplies available here at home, manufacturing is roaring back, and creating good-paying jobs, critical investments and strengthened American competitiveness in the hyper-competitive global marketplace. more»
Smartphones are so ubiquitous, and text messaging and social media activities so common in public places, that no one questions what anyone does with their phone. That pervasiveness allows a phone application to be used in direct, concealed observations without alerting the people being observed.
The Arboretum at Penn State will host its fifth Pumpkin Festival Oct. 11 and Oct. 16-17, highlighted by a pumpkin-carving contest and lighted jack-o'-lantern display. Festivities will take place in the Arboretum's H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, at the corner of Bigler Road and Park Avenue on the University Park campus. Admission is free.
In the battle against weeds, tillage is one of the strongest weapons at the disposal of organic or ecologically based farmers. But, depending on when it is used, tillage can also be a strong driver of nitrogen losses that contribute to groundwater pollution, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
A portable, lightweight wind turbine to assist with energy demands during a natural disaster; an on-campus food bank for hungry, food-insecure students; greenhouse technology to help small share farmers in Africa grow their own food and diversify their diets; and thousands of photographs taken to document the transformation in our local communities resulting from the Marcellus Shale boom. more»
Exploring the effects of environmental stress and policy strategies for building more resilient communities in the central Asian highlands is the focus of a new NASA-funded research project at Penn State.
The Division of Undergraduate Studies, in partnership with numerous academic colleges, will host its annual Business Majors Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in 110 Business Building. This event is for students who have business goals but are not sure which majors might match their interests and abilities, or who may not know if a business curriculum would be a good fit at all.