Center for Pollinator Research
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Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Dr. David Hughes
IBC Member David Hughes recognized by Newsweek
Dr. David Hughes of Penn State University made Newsweek’s inaugural list of 'America’s Greatest Disruptors.' Hughes aims to be a disruptor; he says it’s the way to get things done.
Ants tending honeydew-producing aphids
Honeydew contaminated with systemic insecticides threatens beneficial insects
Neonicotinoids and other systemic insecticides can contaminate honeydew, which is an important food source for beneficial insects in agroecosystems, according to an international team of researchers.
Bumble bee on flower
Scientists Uncover the Evolutionary Genetic Pathway That Colors Bumble Bee Stripes
Roar supercomputer provides computational power for data-intense gene expression studies.
BOAT grant program
SAFES’ 2022 BOAT Grant Program
The Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science (SAFES) has announced its 2022 Broadening Opportunities And Teams (BOAT) Grant Program. BOAT Grants will provide funding to help build pathways for early-career, tenure-track research faculty seeking to join "Established Research Programs" at Penn State.

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