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Seed specimens are stored in a wooden seed-storage cabinet with shallow drawers to accommodate the tiny glass vials.
Pa. Agricultural College Herbarium has dappled history, deep roots
03/01/2017

Ever wonder how you can identify a plant you've found in your yard or while conducting fieldwork? What about determining how plants in a particular location have adapted over time due to climate change? You can get help at the PAC (Pennsylvania Agricultural College) Herbarium, a kind of museum for plants.


Zongjun Li, a junior majoring in geography,
Geography undergraduate researches tea plantation loss through Tea Institute
02/23/2017

For Zongjun Li, a junior majoring in geography at Penn State, the chance to explore real-life opportunities with his degree is what drives him as an undergraduate student.


Future Learn
Penn State to offer MOOCs on FutureLearn online learning platform
02/14/2017

Penn State will begin offering massive open online courses through FutureLearn, the United Kingdom's leading MOOC platform, as part of the organization's launch in the United States.


STEM research
Local women in STEM-related professions to be highlighted in new WPSU web series
02/13/2017

WPSU Penn State's "Women in Science Profiles" features five local women working in STEM-related professions. The series aims to inspire young women to enter STEM-related fields while dispelling misconceptions about STEM professionals and their lives.


Beach house
Grad student examines links between housing, income and hazard risk
02/06/2017

Penn State geography student Travis Young is researching why low-income neighborhoods in Houston are the only ones in the area at high risk for flooding. His research interests stem from many factors in his personal and professional life.