Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

IBC Fellows Compete in
Nittany AI Challenge
Two IBC graduate student fellows, Kwadwo Amoah and Codey Mathis, will be sharing their research in tonight's AI for Good Expo!
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art installation
'Zombie Ant' sculpture brings interactive art to Penn State Behrend
The new augmented reality project at Penn State Behrend’s School of Science complex could serve as the set for a drive-in horror movie.
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Aquatic insects:
the MVPs of stream decomposition
Insect Biodiversity Center fellow and Ecology graduate student Fran Ferguson highlights a recent study evaluating the role of aquatic insects as critical decomposers, globally, within stream ecosystems.
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Pasto Ag Museum
Research Unplugged to feature
Penn State Entomologists    
The Pasto Agricultural Museum will host three “Research Unplugged” presentations Thursday afternoons in October, featuring Penn State faculty talking about their studies in entomology.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

PSU Entomology Department Seminar (Fri, Oct. 1 @ 11:10 am)
The impact of environmental stress factors on bumblebee physiology
Baptiste Martinet, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
107 Forest Resources Building
Penn State’s 2021 AI for Good Expo
Online Event, Sept. 28, 6-8 pm
Join to virtually celebrate student innovation in AI
Online Registration, Free
PSU Extension Webinar
Changing Landscaping Practices, Oct. 12, 10 am
Join to learn about lawn conversion and native landscaping.
Online registration, Free
Undergraduate Research Workshop Series
10-Part Series, Sept 15, 21, 29; Oct 5, 13, 19, 27; Nov 2, 10, 16
Join for a comprehensive overview of how to get involved in research.
Online registration, free
2021 Penn State Pumpkin Festival (Fri – Sat, Oct 15-16)
Enter the Jack-o-Lantern Contest!
1,000 pumpkins will be given away to contest entrants (Sun, Oct 10 1-3 pm)
The Arboretum at Penn State
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