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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.


Penn State senior Doran Tucker is majoring in geography and international politics but elected to write an independent research
Liberal Arts student has research paper accepted by international conferences
02/20/2018

Penn State Schreyer Scholar Doran Tucker will present his research on medieval armor at Western Michigan University and University of Leeds this spring and summer.


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Interdisciplinary projects awarded seed grants from IEE
02/19/2018

The 2017-18 Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grant recipients have recently been awarded to 16 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State. This year nearly $350,000 have been awarded to more than 40 researchers in five colleges at University Park as well as at four campuses.


Geography doctoral student Xi Liu stands next to a Lego display in Google's Seattle offices.
Graduate student leverages geography, coding skills to land Google internship
02/19/2018

When geography doctoral student Xi Liu saw an opportunity to work for Google on a project that involved geographical data analysis -- on a project related to his dissertation research -- he wasted no time in applying.


The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea, from Feb. 9-25.
Penn State alumnus to help oversee athlete, visitor safety during Olympics
02/08/2018

A Penn State graduate, who earned his degree online, is leading an FBI team that is charged with overseeing the safety of athletes, spectators and visitors during the Winter Olympics.