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"We have an extraordinary group of faculty, students and staff that is working on different dimensions of sustainability."
Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE)

Spotlights

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As you are walking around Beaver Stadium on Nov. 29 for the Michigan State game, tailgating and finding your seats, you may notice that Penn State is becoming quite the sustainable state. The University is making some major strides in sustainability through programs for staff, students and the community. We are closing the loop on waste, cleaning up our buildings and our stadium, building greenhouses in Africa, driving the EcoCAR to top honors, cleaning up the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and so much more.

As corporate sponsors of the 2014 Penn State Altoona Engineering & Business Case Competition, Norfolk Southern Juniata Locomotive Shop and Norfolk Southern Foundation hosted the competition and provided scholarship support to the winning teams.

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State is one of 12 land-grant universities that will collaborate with the U.S.

Visitors to Penn State’s campus had the opportunity to donate food to a good cause this weekend.

three students sitting in a cardboard box setup
Joseph Helbling, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, participated in the Cardboard City fundraiser at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The event requires teams of students to build homes using nothing other than cardboard, duct tape, boxes and any other disposable materials they can find. The students then live in the home for 24 hours, taking shifts, all in an effort to raise funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank, the largest nonprofit food distribution organization in northwestern Pennsylvania. For every dollar donated, Second Harvest is able to purchase $17 worth of food.

Penn State's incoming students in the fall of 2015 are going to learn a whole lot about fracking.

UNIVERSITY PARK When the humanitarian engineering and social entrepreneurship program at Penn State created what it thought was the perfect technology to aid farmers in Africa, all it needed was the right partner to help promote it.