Eleven members of Penn State’s Positive Energy student group cleaned up several acres of Canonsburg Lake in southwestern Pennsylvania, in a partnership with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Cares program.
The Penn State Smeal College of Business recently awarded a combined $10,000 to Jason Acimovic, assistant professor of supply chain management, and Razvan Lungeanu, assistant professor of management and organization, as the 2017 Smeal Sustainability Research Grant recipients.
Thirteen Penn State students in the colleges of Earth and Mineral Sciences and Engineering joined a team of partners to build a solar array in a low-income village in Roatan, Honduras, in March.
Penn State alumna Jane Harstad credits the College of Education for preparing her for her new position as director of Indian Education for the state of Minnesota.
Fifty-eight years ago, Terry Engelder wasn’t yet a world-renowned geoscientist. He was a kid with a keen interest in science, a passion ignited by the space race and fueled by the funds that flowed into schools as the nation sought the next generation of discovery. Using a posterboard and markers, Engelder sketched “Faulting in Western New York” for the junior high science fair. Among the layers Engelder shaped below his hometown was the Marcellus Shale, which decades later Engelder would make famous after successfully projecting it as the second-largest extractable natural gas field in the world.
Penn State researcher Margaret Winchester served as the guest editor of a special issue of Medicine Anthropology Theory, a new journal at the forefront of medical anthropological theory building.
Penn State Behrend has added seven new members to its Council of Fellows. The 80-member council is composed of regional community and business leaders who advise Chancellor Ralph Ford and the campus' leadership team on issues related to economic development and regional need.
Eric M. Miller, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Penn State Berks, qualified for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Challenge for a lightweight, low-cost, longer-lasting and fully mobile lower-leg prosthetic he is designing and creating based on his interest in biomechanics.
Penn State Children’s Hospital has recognized the Highmark Foundation for its work in bullying prevention in children and adolescents.
A new $2.4 million program for graduate students seeking to contribute to breakthrough discoveries in medicine and biology has been established at Penn State. The new Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program brings together Pennsylvania data scientists, biomedical researchers, and life-science researchers at Penn State and the Geisinger Genomic Medicine Institute to accelerate advances in the biomedical and life sciences.
A large number of faculty and students are authors or co-authors of papers being presented in symposia, paper sessions or poster sessions at the American Education Research Association (AERA) meeting April 27 through May 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
The Presidential Leadership Academy's new class of 30 students represents 11 of Penn State's academic colleges.
Putting eco-products like low-energy LED light bulbs or biodegradable paper towels in the hands of consumers represents a double-edged sword according to a forthcoming paper from the Penn State Smeal College of Business — encouraging environmentally responsible behavior in some while actually decreasing environmentally responsible behavior in others.
WPSU Penn State’s cross-platform media project, “Reasons to Stay,” won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. The project, which shares local community members’ stories, was recognized in the new Excellence in Innovation category.