Transporting methane from gas wellheads to market provides multiple opportunities for this greenhouse gas to leak into the atmosphere. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the first step in converting methane directly to electricity using bacteria, in a way that could be done near the drilling sites.
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Students enrolled in the Philadelphia regional general engineering degree program presented senior capstone projects at the annual Design Expo.
The College of Health and Human Development recently hosted the Online Faculty Conference as an opportunity to promote and facilitate successful online teaching at the collegiate level.
The nearly century-old effort to employ selective breeding to rescue the American chestnut, which has been rendered functionally extinct by an introduced disease — Chestnut blight, eventually will succeed, but it will take longer than many people expect.
United States Army veteran Kyle Bear sought out the Penn State DuBois engineering program in order to launch a second career after his service in the armed forces. He got more than he planned for already, however; while still a sophomore Bear co-authored an article on research he is conducting with a faculty member, and his work is getting international attention.
For Barbara Yener, director of the new Penn State Smeal College of Business online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Accounting, the first class in the program is akin to a course on language. Financial Accounting (MBADM 811), which begins in August, teaches students the language of business, Yener said.
As Colombia emerges from 50 years of violence, Penn State scientists are helping poor farmers switch from growing coca, the stuff of cocaine, to growing cacao, the principal ingredient in chocolate. Cacao for Peace, the international partnership they are a part of, seeks to transform Colombia's rural Caribbean coast in a cacao-growing hotspot.
Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are among a group of researchers examining how the use of high and low tunnels and plastic coverings extend the growing season for strawberries and raspberries, and as a result, increase yields while also reducing pesticide use and improving berry quality and shelf life.
Finance and economics major Dan Zimmerman has embraced a variety of leadership roles during his first three years at Penn State.
At its annual meeting May 11 at the Uniontown Country Club, the Advisory of Board of Penn State Fayette Inc. announced Debbie Powell Manchas and Joseph Segilia III as recipients of the Outstanding Alumna and Outstanding Fellow awards, respectively.
Jennie deCarrier Benzon, vice president of distinctive franchising brands at Marriott International, has joined the Penn State School of Hospitality Management (SHM) Industry Advisory Board.
Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, is the newest Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Partner. The company joins 28 existing Corporate Partners.
Janice Penrod, a professor of nursing and humanities at Penn State, has been named the new interim dean of Penn State’s College of Nursing. Penrod, who specializes in geriatrics and is the co-director of the University's Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 Program, is scheduled to begin her appointment July 1.
Smart glass, transitional lenses and mood rings are not the only things made of liquid crystals; mucus, slug slime and cell membranes also contain them. Now, a team of researchers is trying to better understand how liquid crystals, combined with bacteria, form living materials and how the two interact to organize and move.
Penn State DuBois and the DuBois Educational Foundation invite all members of the public to a reception to welcome new chancellor M. Scott McBride to the community. Held in conjunction with the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce, this After Hours Mixer is planned for 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, in the Hiller Building Student Union at Penn State DuBois.