Project to provide reliable and affordable solar-generated energy to Penn State

A rendering of the new solar array shows its location along Orchard Road, near the Mount Nittany Medical Center.

A new project will provide 2,500 megawatt-hours of clean, reliable and affordable solar-generated energy annually to the University as part of its diversified energy portfolio. The Penn State Office of Physical Plant and Alternative Energy Development Group (AEDG) announced Sept. 19 the development of a 2 megawatt Advanced Utility-Scale Solar photovoltaic system.

'The Bearded Lady Project,' documentary screening, discussion on Sept. 23

Paleontologist Ellen Currano removes a faux beard from her face for "The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science.”

"The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" is a documentary and photographic project about women working in the male-dominated field of paleontology. It celebrates the contributions of women scientists and highlights the challenges and obstacles they face. Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences will host a screening of the 22-minute documentary and presentation, followed by a panel discussion, question-and-answer session and reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in 22 Deike Building on the University Park campus.