Research Unplugged is Back!

The Pasto Agricultural Museum will be the venue this year for three in-person “Research Unplugged” presentations on Thursday afternoons in October, featuring Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ faculty talking about their studies in entomology.

Each event in this year's series will run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the museum, located at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, along Route 45, nine miles from State College. Enter the center using Gate K. Masking is required inside the museum and at this event. Advance registration is not required.

RU is a long-running educational community partnership aligned with Schlow’s mission of providing Centre Region residents access to unique and engaging programming as the area’s “Centre of Reading and Learning.” Funding for the series is provided, in part, by the Schlow Library Foundation.

This year’s Research Unplugged presentations are as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 7
“Toxicology research to support integrated pest and pollinator management — a balancing act,” will be the subject of the first presentation, given by Fang "Rose" Zhu, assistant professor of entomology.

Thursday, Oct. 14
“Plants smell: Goldenrod can sniff out danger” will be the subject of the second presentation given by John Tooker, professor of entomology.

Thursday, Oct. 21
“Thank a bee! The importance of pollination in Pennsylvania,” will be the topic of the third presentation, given by Natalie Boyle, assistant research professor in entomology.

Posted 9/21/2021