A Penn State education can change your life by taking you to another country! Marla Stoner, left, and Alyssa Hatter, right, traveled to Costa Rica through Penn State's CHANCE program where they conducted conservation research and immersed themselves in a new culture.
Casey Gregory is a senior earning her degree in Biology. Now that she's earned her bachelor's degree, she will trade in one lab for another as she begins graduate school at Virginia Tech, where she will study honey bee health.
At Penn State Schuylkill, many of our dedicated faculty and students spend the summer conducting research, including our honey bee research team. Watch to hear Melissa Ramirez, a junior in our biology program, describe the methodology and intent of honey bee research as it relates to pathogens affecting declining honey bee populations!
A nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support Penn State researchers in determining best management practices for organic beekeeping by comparing organic and chemical-free to conventional management systems. The funding comes from the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
A trio of Schuylkill campus students ventured to Costa Rica with the CHANCE program -- Connecting Humans and Nature through Conservation Experiences -- conducting research on hummingbirds' songs and riparian forests.