Seminars & News

The five SIPS sections host regular seminars, attendance of which can be logged online for credit. 

SIPS Seminars

View full seminar schedule for all five SIPS sections.

SIPS members receive a weekly email listing SIPS section seminars for the current week, SIPS section seminars for the week following, and other upcoming seminars and events of relevant to plants, soil, climate, and agriculture. Email ML16 [at] to be added to the mailing list.

Recordings of many past seminars can be viewed at the SIPS seminar playlist.

Log your attendance

Please use this form to record your attendance at SIPS seminars.

The latest SIPS news

SIPS News Blog: Discovery that Connects

Catch up on the latest SIPS news, including publications, DEI efforts, awards, renovation news and more.

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The latest news...

Headshot of Kathie Hodge.


Mycologist, synthetic biologist win 2024 Schwartz research awards

Two faculty members – one studying killer fungi and the other using yeast to find safer painkillers – are winners of Schwartz grants, given annually to female faculty or faculty who enhance the diversity, equity and inclusion goals of the...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
Two women look at a a group of ten tall leafy plants in small pots on a tray.


The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source $20 million to build a new precision X-ray beamline for research on biological and environmental systems.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Plant Biology Section
A wheat field.


While New York’s farmers face more extreme weather events, they are learning to adapt, says a new statewide climate impacts assessment, led and written by two Cornell researchers.

  • Soil
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
A group of green leaves in a pile.


Cornell researchers have used high-speed cameras to analyze what happens when raindrops hit a leaf of a wheat plant infected with rust – a pathogenic spore that has decimated crops globally.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Andres Antolinez stands in front of AgriTech sign


The Cornell Hudson Valley Research Laboratory’s (CHVRL) new entomologist wants to expand the lab’s success by enhancing its research capabilities in the field of insect pest management. Carlos Andres Antolinez Delgado, who goes by Andres...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Entomology