• PhD candidate Mara Cloutier receives the prestigious 2018 Clark Soil Biology Graduate Student Scholarship from Soil Science Society of America. Congrats Mara we are proud of you!

 

  • Postdoc Arnab Bhowmik  represents Penn State at the USA Science and Engineering festival during April 2018. In this outreach activity he  presented hands on projects on the importance of soil microorganism to sustain life on earth!

 

  • Bruns lab gets a $288K USDA NIFA-AFRI funding to look into nitrous oxide consumption in soils under adaptive management to climate change.

 

  • Emily Ball receives a travel grant to attend the Congressional Visits day March 7-8th through the Soil Science Society of America. Emily will be talking to local congressmen about science related issues focusing on PA agriculture.

 

  • Bruns lab new publication- Underexplored microbial metabolisms for enhanced nutrient recycling in agricultural soils. AIMS Microbiology, 2017, 3(4): 826-845. doi: 10.3934/microbiol.2017.4.826  (Highlighted in top 10 articles with highest usage)

 

  • New graduate student, Tarik Acevado-Gonzalez, receives the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship! Only ~ 15% of applicants were awarded the Fellowship.

 

  • Master’s student, Emily Ball, receives $500 National Travel Award through Agricultural Sciences at Penn State to present research at the 2017 annual Soil Science Society of America Conference!

 

  • Undergraduate researcher Ana Turosky receives distinguished research grant, Rodney A. Erickson Discovery Grant, to study the effects of glyphosate on microbial diversity in soils.