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All proving that the true measure of success is what you do to improve the lives of others. Penn State lives here.
Rescuing honey bee hives...
Honey bee colonies are collapsing in record numbers. A multidisciplinary team, made up of Penn State faculty and students, is looking at a number of different systems, including honey bee genomics, bioinformatics, and insect physiology, all with one goal in mind: to help the honey bee grow and thrive in the face of this crisis.
Rebuilding stormwater systems in Philadelphia...
Penn State Extension is leading students in rebuilding green infrastructure sites in Philadelphia: a rain garden and a stormwater bump-out. These features are intended to capture and absorb stormwater, decreasing polluted runoff while also beautifying the cityscape.
And helping to build inexpensive, flexible solar fuel cells.
Work by a team of chemical engineers at Penn State and Rice University may lead to a new class of inexpensive organic solar cells. Organic solar cells offer an intriguing alternative that's flexible and potentially less expensive.