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Penn State New Kensington lion shrine Faculty
Penn State New Kensington awarded $75,000 grant
07/24/2018

The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund(WPPSEF) has awarded Penn State New Kensington $75,000 to aid in incorporating sustainability and best practices to the campus-led Corridor of Innovation and revitalization efforts in the city of New Kensington.

Jason Munro Graduate Student
Graduate student pursues research passions with help of scholarships
07/23/2018

Jason Munro, a doctoral student in materials science and engineering, credits two recent scholarships with allowing him to pursue research that's both his passion and relevant to advancing the needs of society.

Deepwater Horizon oil rig Oil biodegradation inhibited in deep-sea sediments
07/19/2018

Degradation rates of oil were slower in the dark and cold waters of the depths of the Gulf of Mexico than at surface conditions, according to an international team of geoscientists trying to understand where the oil went during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

John Mauro Faculty
Researcher draws from physics to make labs, workplaces safer
07/18/2018

According to research by John Mauro power-law distribution explains accidents in the workplace and how best to minimize them.

Denice Wardrop, of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, is traveling to Peru Faculty
Global Programs announces spring 2018 Travel Grants recipients
07/17/2018

Twice a year, Global Programs seeks travel grant applications from faculty and graduate students. The Travel Grant program supports faculty travel related to developing global awareness, global literacy and global competency among our undergraduate population. 

Alicyn Rhoades Faculty
Fantastic plastics: Research collaboration could reshape injection molding
07/17/2018


Ralph Colby has partnered with two other Penn State researchers to get a better basic understanding of how plastics cool from a liquid to solid shape in injection molding.

Ben Shaby Faculty
Faculty wins NSF CAREER Award to model structure of extreme weather events
07/16/2018

One Penn State professor is seeking to create spatial statistical models for extreme events such as large forest fires, floods and heavy rainstorms to help make better decisions on infrastructure, preparation and mitigation.

Penn State geography researcher Bronwen Powell is studying food markets in Morocco Faculty
Researcher tackling loss of healthy traditional diets in Morocco
07/12/2018

Morocco's food landscape has been undergoing a major shift: Obesity is on the rise while traditional, healthy food is becoming more scarce. Penn State geography researcher Bronwen Powell wants to know what's driving these trends.

Forest Faculty
Study sheds new light on forests' response to atmospheric pollution
07/12/2018

How forests respond to elevated nitrogen levels from atmospheric pollution is not always the same. While a forest is filtering nitrogen as expected, a higher percentage than previously seen is leaving the system again as the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide, say researchers.

A new general education course at University Park — GEOG 397 — will immerse students in the world of virtual reality Faculty
New course puts Penn State students in control of transformational technology
07/09/2018

A new general education course at University Park -- GEOG 397 -- will immerse students in the world of virtual reality, 360-degree video, augmented reality and more.