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College of Agricultural Sciences edition

College of Agricultural Sciences edition

Monday, September 28, 2020


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Center for Nanoscale Science renewed at $18 million for six years

The Center for Nanoscale Science, a National Science Foundation Materials Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), has again successfully renewed its NSF support in the highly competitive MRSEC program. The new iteration of the center encompasses two of NSF’s Big Ideas — Quantum Leap and Harnessing the Data Revolution.  Full story

Penn State Microbiome Center elects new executive committee

The Penn State Microbiome Center in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences recently elected six new members to join its executive committee. The new members, along with 11 others who remained on the committee, started their two-year term in July. The committee has kicked off this semester with a full agenda, including weekly seminars, workshops, research opportunities and more.   Full story

Funding renewed for Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness

Funding renewed for Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness

Since its inception in 2010, the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State has provided professionals who deliver direct assistance to military families with information to help identify, select, and implement the right evidence-based programs and practices to address wide-ranging family and mental health issues.   Full story

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Grassroots data science initiative seeks to create connections, collaborations

Statistics professor Dave Hunter’s vision of creating an inclusive, University-wide data science community became a reality with help from a Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Fellowship. Now, the community continues to grow as the University Libraries and Institute for Computational and Data Sciences join to help organize activities.   Full story