Over spring break 2023, Penn State graduate students traveled to Arizona to participate in a transformational research experience as part of the Landscape-U program.
A new thermoelectric cooler developed by Penn State scientists greatly improves the cooling power and efficiency compared to current commercial thermoelectric units and may help control heat in future high-power electronics, the researchers said.
In May, Penn State’s Department of Geography held a workshop aimed at supporting third- and fourth-year students from underrepresented groups in their journeys toward applying for graduate programs in geography.
When President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS (Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors) and Science Act on Aug. 9, 2022, to accelerate U.S. manufacturing of semiconductors, Penn State took action.
Through events, education and actions, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) at Penn State is committed to creating an environment that promotes diversity in the field so that the next generation of experts tasked with creating and improving materials incorporates all perspectives.
The latest episode of the "Growing Impact" podcast explores the world of substance use and addiction through the lens of environmental disasters.
In 2013, Penn State launched the Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas, an interactive online database of Pennsylvania’s underground mines. For 10 years, the atlas has continued to be a crucial tool for those involved in mining as well as individuals involved with mining accidents or the potential resulting mine subsidence, where the ground surface shifts.
Penn State University Libraries presented its sixth annual Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy honors at the end of the spring 2023 semester to 136 students at 20 undergraduate Penn State campuses.
A new type of ferroelectric polymer that is exceptionally good at converting electrical energy into mechanical strain holds promise as a high-performance motion controller or “actuator” with great potential for applications in medical devices, advanced robotics, and precision positioning systems, according to a team of international researchers led by Penn State.
Worldwide, glass manufacturing produces at least 86 million tons of carbon dioxide every year. A new type of glass promises to cut this carbon footprint in half.