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College of Agricultural Sciences Spring Open House - April 15, 2019

Prospective Students: Learn about Ag Sciences majors and careers, explore study-abroad opportunities, meet faculty and staff, and tours of the facilities.

The registration period for this event has ended.

Schedule of Events

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM:
Registration/Check-In - Info Fair (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

Check-In, and receive information packet and excuse for school if needed.

Info Fair: We will have tables set up for all the majors with displays/information and advisors to meet with students and families.

 

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM:
Welcome to the College of Ag Sciences Fall Open House (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

Greetings from the College of Ag Sciences.

Welcome and Overview of the College

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM:
Student Panel (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

Meet some of our Ag Advocates to discuss and answer questions about student life.

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM:
Families Depart HUB for Ag Sciences Major Sessions (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

Families will depart the HUB and be escorted to Ag Sciences Majors Sessions.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM:
Ag Sciences Academic Majors Information Sessions (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

Families will be escorted to major of their choice for an information session.

Agribusiness Management (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Agricultural and Extension Education (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Agricultural Science (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Animal Science (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Biological Engineering (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
BioRenewable Systems (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Community, Environment, and Development (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Environmental Resource Management (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Food Science (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Forest Ecosystem Management (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Immunology and Infectious Disease (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Landscape Contracting (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Plant Sciences (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Toxicology (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Turfgrass Science (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
Wildlife and Fisheries Science (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM:
Lunch on Your Own (Lunch on your own)

Local eateries include:

Berkey Creamery

Saxbys (First Floor of Business Building)

BlueSpoon Deli (Warnock Commons, in North Halls)

Findlay Dining Commons (East Halls)

HUB Eateries

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM:
Campus Walking Tour (Walking Tour)

Departs from the lobby of the Agricultural Science and Industries Building. Tour will focus on the Ag Hill part of campus, and include visits to Earth House, the College of Agricultural Sciences residential community.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM:
Bio Renewable Systems and Biological Engineering (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

Future biorenewable systems and biological engineers can see firsthand the diverse aspects of the two undergraduate programs offered by the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. The tour will highlight the newly renovated building, teaching and research related to agriculture, sustainable materials, and natural resources. See the types of hands-on activities that students engage in during classes and the opportunities in research labs.

Food Science Facilities Tour (Departmental Information Session & Tours)

Get to know the home of the Berkey Creamery and the Department of Food Sciences. This building features state-of-the-art research and teaching labs, three specialized and dedicated pilot plants, and one of the largest, most sophisticated dairy manufacturing plants associated with any academic institution in the country.

Forest Measurements Lab Tour (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

Learn how inventory data is collected and used to make forest management decisions. Walk to a woodlot on campus and measure tree heights and diameters with traditional as well as high-tech tools. Estimate the number of trees per acre, and their volume and value. 

Meet in the atrium of the Forest Resources Building. 

Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Lab Tour (Departmental Presentations and Facilities Tours)

Tour this research lab to learn how we are using drone technology to learn more about our forests and agricultural lands. Small, unmanned, autonomous systems (drones) have the potential to dramatically change how we measure and map landscapes.

 

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Tour (Departmental Information Session & Tours)

Tour an immunology lab, and get answers to your questions about veterinary schools and biomedical research.

Water Quality Lab Tour (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

Tour this lab for an overview of research projects underway to learn about water quality of precipitation, streams, and rivers in Pennsylvania and the northeastern United States. Such work provides a scientific basis for policies and management strategies to mitigate the effects of environmental pollution and to protect, conserve, and restore surface waters.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM:
Livestock and Farm Facilities Tours (Facilities Tour)

Students and visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about our livestock programs and farm facilities. Buses will shuttle visitors to the dairy barn, beef/sheep center, and equine facilities. You are welcome to visit at least 2 of the three stops stops, or can explore one facility and then depart. The tours will begin at the Ag Admin pull-off along Curtin Rd. We will also have a shuttle that will transport families from Ag Admin pull-off back to the BJC parking lot.

Student Farm Tour (Facilities Tour)

Note: Buses will depart from Curtin Road alongside the Agricultural Administration Building to the Student Farms Facilities.

Established in spring 2016, the goals of the Student Farm at Penn State are to demonstrate and educate about how food is grown, and to provide hands-on engagement opportunities for students and volunteers to gain skills and knowledge about food production, harvest and marketing.

Above all, the farm is a space for people with a diversity of backgrounds and interests to learn about where our food comes from, as well as to apply their unique skills and experiences to a farm setting. Students studying topics from communications, to marketing, architecture, and more can find exciting ways to contribute to the farm.

In case of inclement weather the tour will be at Tyson greenhouses to look at our hydroponic production