May 17, 2023
PlantVillage receives $4.96 million grant to combat crop loss in Africa
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding a $4.96 million grant to Penn State's PlantVillage to help increase food production for smallholder farmers who face pests and disease of their crops across sub-Saharan Africa.
Apr 13, 2023
Penn State announces 2023 University-wide faculty and staff awards
Each spring, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. These awards highlight many of the University's faculty and staff who go above and beyond in their work at Penn State.
Apr 11, 2023
Two ecology doctoral students receive Alumni Association Dissertation Awards
Laura Jones and Caylon Yates, doctoral students in Penn State’s intercollegiate graduate degree program in ecology, were recognized as recipients of 2022-23 Alumni Association Dissertation Awards.
Apr 04, 2023
Squash bees flourish in response to agricultural intensification
While pollinator populations of many species have plummeted worldwide, one bee species is blowing up the map with its rapid population expansion.
Mar 02, 2023
Wasps harness power of pitcher plants in first-ever observed defense strategy
As the saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, turn that tartness into little translucent balls in which to grow your young.”
Feb 02, 2023
New sensor enables 'smart diapers,' range of other health monitors
Waaahhh! While babies have a natural mechanism for alerting their parents that they need a diaper change, a new sensor developed by researchers at Penn State could help workers in daycares, hospitals and other settings provide more immediate care to their charges.
Jan 31, 2023
Aquatic organisms respond to flooding and drought disturbance in different ways
Populations of various species of aquatic insects and other invertebrates respond to flooding and waterway drying due to drought in different ways that can be anticipated, according to a new Penn State-led study that employed a novel method to assess the stability of stream ecosystems.
Jan 20, 2023
In-place manufacturing method improves gas sensor capabilities, production time
When used as wearable medical devices, stretchy, flexible gas sensors can identify health conditions or issues by detecting oxygen or carbon dioxide levels in the breath or sweat.
Dec 07, 2022
PlantVillage Warrior View awarded $2 million from Google to fight climate change
PlantVillage, a Penn State-sponsored project, received a $2 million grant from Google's AI for Social Good program to fund the team’s work to develop accurate maps of dryland landscapes across Africa.
Nov 30, 2022
Huck Grad Students Work Towards Inclusion
A discussion and advocacy group started by student leadership is pushing for dialogue and solutions to make the Huck a more welcoming and empowering space for scientists from all backgrounds.