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Spotlights

Unlike the majority of college students, Kimmie Bowen saw summer vacation not as a time for rest and relaxation, but as a great academic opportunity. The Penn State Brandywine rising sophomore and meteorology major recently teamed up with associate professor of earth sciences Laura Guertin to conduct fieldwork monitoring local environmental change.

Today, from the National Constitution Center, Siemens strengthened its 25-year relationship with The Pennsylvania State University by announcing a major in-kind grant of product lifecycle management (PLM) software with a commercial value of $750 million to enhance academic and research programs.

 

Each July, more than 100,000 visitors descend on State College for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. With them, they bring tons upon tons of trash.

Unlike the majority of college students, Kimmie Bowen saw summer vacation not as a time for rest and relaxation, but as a great academic opportunity. The Penn State Brandywine rising sophomore and meteorology major recently teamed up with associate professor of earth sciences Laura Guertin to conduct fieldwork monitoring local environmental change.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.--  For the last two years, a group of Penn State students have been asking what the world would look like if people grew their food at houses. The solution has turned into a business venture and now the group is asking the community to help fund the project.  The idea is called 'living furniture,' a fish tank that will support plant growth.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn States Advanced Vehicle Team has been working on a Chevy Malibu for three years.  It might look like an ordinary Chevy Malibu on the outside, but inside it is a lean, green driving machine.

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.