Category Archive: Research

Carrying out applied research, innovative activities, and practical projects that contribute to sustainable development

Aug 19

Adam’s Corn(er): Episode 4

In this video, Adam gives us an update on the progress of the corn and gives us an overall idea of what you’d have to do to maintain a research garden.

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Aug 06

SLC Family Night!

by Marissa Vele On August 1st the Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) got to show off all of their hard work from this summer at a community STEM Family Night. The event was well attended from the community. Guests were introduced to the SLC program and were fed delicious food before they had the opportunity to …

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Aug 01

It’s Always Sunny in State College: ViFF Season 2, Vlog 6

This week, the ViFF interns try to remember their first week at Penn State. They can’t tell what day they happened to meet up with Amy and Casey, if they went to the Dreamery, or where Jacob took them on their tour of the campus. Watch this week’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia inspired vlog …

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Jul 25

Field Trips, Interviews and Shipping Out: ViFF Season 2, B/Vlog 5

This week, the interns went off to Menominee, Michigan, with the Sustainable Leadership Cohort to visit some important locations to the Menominee people, including the site where Aquila resources is trying to build the Back 40 Mine. The team also interviewed Jeff Grignon at Noseum Lake about the 2007 tornado, making that their second and …

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Jul 19

Adam’s Corn(er) Episode 3: Fun with Fish Fertilizer!

  This week, Adam applies fish emulsion to the research garden. Why would he do that? Find out on this special two-part episode of Adam’s Corn(er)!     Part two can be found here: Part 2

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Jul 17

Planting the Seed: SDI Phenology Team Shares Their Knowledge

By Kayla Cleveland Upon starting the Phenology Internship, it was really hard to tell a group of people what phenology is and the important role it plays within the Menominee Nation.  The computer research that I had done to mentally prepare myself for Earth Day at the College of Menominee Nation was not enough and …

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Jul 17

Bonus!: ViFF Vlog 4.1

As a bonus treat, the ViFF crew has an extra posting for this week.  

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Jul 16

Back to the Lab: ViFF Season 2, Ep 4

In this shortened week, the interns did some lab work. The team was split up and took on individual projects in CMN’s Mac Lab. Evelynn and Amy compiled a list of 50 identified plants from the 360 locations and their uses. Matthew listened back to the audio of last week’s interview and transcribed what everyone …

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Jul 03

Adam’s Corn(er) Episode 2: Soil Testing

This week, Adam and colleague Brandon head out into the garden to get soil readings.

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Jul 01

Out in the Field: ViFF Season 2, Vlog 3

  This week the interns interviewed some experts. They started off the week talking with Jeff Gringon about what plants were growing on the Zoar site so that they could better identify them in person and in the app. They also interviewed a USDA Forest Service Silviculturist, John Lampereur, about the effects the tornado had …

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