STEM research
Local women in STEM-related professions to be highlighted in new WPSU web series

WPSU Penn State's "Women in Science Profiles" features five local women working in STEM-related professions. The series aims to inspire young women to enter STEM-related fields while dispelling misconceptions about STEM professionals and their lives.

Beach house
Grad student examines links between housing, income and hazard risk

Penn State geography student Travis Young is researching why low-income neighborhoods in Houston are the only ones in the area at high risk for flooding. His research interests stem from many factors in his personal and professional life.

The effects of melting glaciers on tropical communities

A Penn State professor is researching the trickle-down effects that melting tropical glaciers have on food security and biodiversity, and what regional communities, like Cusco and Huaraz in Peru, can do about it.

Nathan Clay
Conservation practices may leave African indigenous populations behind

Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to Nathan Clay, doctoral candidate in geography, Penn State.

Schoemansdal, a village in South Africa
Apartheid’s lingering effects on HIV and AIDS

Geography researcher's long-term study analyzes impacts of HIV/AIDS, food security and spatial dynamics on quality of life in rural South Africa