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United Women Firefighters
Fighting fire with societal norms
04/17/2018

There are a few statistics about women firefighters that stand out to Penn State researcher Lorraine Dowler. Women account for about 7 percent of firefighters nationwide. Men and women firefighters have the same average age, but women are paid $10,000 less, on average, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.


Yanni Cao
Researchers create tool to better geographic projections in atmospheric modeling
03/16/2018

Open-source code developed by a Penn State graduate could improve weather forecasting and a range of other research endeavors that rely on pairing atmospheric models with satellite imagery.


Dan Steiner
Geospatial intelligence students boost careers with online program
02/28/2018

The online Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) program is opening doors for students.


Hunter Mitchell
Students achieve personal, professional growth through study abroad in Tanzania
02/28/2018

Students gain engaged scholarship through Parks and People: Conservation of Nature in Community, a Penn State study abroad service learning and research program that allows students to study the relationship between local communities and their environment.


Obelisk augmented reality app
Augmented reality app reveals campus monument's history as teaching tool
02/23/2018

Augmented reality is reviving the educational focus of the oldest monument on Penn State's University Park campus. Known as the Obelisk, the nearly 33-foot-tall, 53.4-ton stone structure was originally constructed in 1896 to showcase regional rocks and minerals. Its 281 stones, procured from sites around Pennsylvania and neighboring states, are stacked by geologic time period, from youngest at the top to oldest at the base.