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Penn State Named A ‘Cool School’ For Sustainability By Sierra Club Penn State Named A ‘Cool School’ For Sustainability By Sierra Club
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Lexi Shimkonis
Penn State, which earned No. 35 on the list, is highest-ranked Pennsylvania school, proving that it dominates the state in every aspect. However the ranking comes as no surprise, as Penn State is no stranger to being recognized for its sustainability efforts. [Read More]
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Penn State Named A ‘Cool School’ For Sustainability By Sierra Club Penn State Named A ‘Cool School’ For Sustainability By Sierra Club
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Lexi Shimkonis
Penn State, which earned No. 35 on the list, is highest-ranked Pennsylvania school, proving that it dominates the state in every aspect. However the ranking comes as no surprise, as Penn State is no stranger to being recognized for its sustainability efforts. [Read More]

Penn State Unveils Three-Dimensional 1893 Pennsylvania Map Penn State Unveils Three-Dimensional 1893 Pennsylvania Map
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
"It's an amazing piece of work," museum director Russ Graham said. "The colors are so beautiful and stunning that it's really sort of a piece of artwork." [Read More]

Penn State Professor Lands Multi-Million Dollar Grant to 'Revolutionize Medical Science' Penn State Professor Lands Multi-Million Dollar Grant to 'Revolutionize Medical Science'
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“It’s going to revolutionize medical science,” Wang says. “Over the past 60 years when we’ve developed a new material or drug, it wasn’t programmable. But our bodies are essentially one programmed unit, so we know what we have to do.” [Read More]

Trumpeter Swan Makes a Comeback after Being Hit by a Car Trumpeter Swan Makes a Comeback after Being Hit by a Car
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
"When we got all of the results back we weren't sure if she would survive. The Veterinarians who did surgery on her foot didn't what to do surgery right away because of her high lead levels and pneumonia." [Read More]

Community-Friendly Solar Conference Pushing Boundaries of Sustainability Community-Friendly Solar Conference Pushing Boundaries of Sustainability
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"While it is a technical conference in that we’ll present new things that are happening in the field, it’s totally welcoming to community members and to people who are looking for change around solar energy and sustainability," conference chair Jim Brownson says. [Read More]

Penn State Alumnus Donates High-Tech Weather Station to Shaver's Creek Penn State Alumnus Donates High-Tech Weather Station to Shaver's Creek
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
“It’ll be building this big bank of data that we’ll be able to look at and teachers of the area will be able to have access too. It’ll be really interesting to see changes in precipitation and temperature from one-side of the mountain to the other.” [Read More]

Kids Have Opportunity to Learn Wonders of Universe Kids Have Opportunity to Learn Wonders of Universe
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
It's a chance to soar through the clouds, touch the stars, plant your feet on Mars and freeze on a comet. Each night will include presentations, planetarium shows, craft making, science projects -- and weather permitting -- star gazing from atop Davey Laboratory on the Penn State campus. [Read More]

Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
How many different kinds of fireworks are there? How do they make fireworks in so many different colors? What does it take to put on a fireworks show during the Fourth of July? A special program aimed at kids is set to blast off. [Read More]

Teaching Kids How to Grow Their Own Food — With Fish Teaching Kids How to Grow Their Own Food — With Fish
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
"Our kids are on their fifth crop of lettuce," says Lyke, who has been teaching biology for 19 years. "Our tomato plant is huge; I have dozens and dozens of ripening cherry tomatoes, and the Swiss Chard is coming out of my ears." [Read More]

Arcade Snake In Your Body: How A Penn State Startup Could Transform Surgery Arcade Snake In Your Body: How A Penn State Startup Could Transform Surgery
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, C.J. Doon
“The goal is to shrink it as much as possible where you can do procedures inside the human brain,” Reading says. “That’d be us going above and beyond our expectations and winning on all levels.” [Read More]

Class Takes State High Students Far Afield to Scout for Deer Scat Class Takes State High Students Far Afield to Scout for Deer Scat
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Students at State College High School answer call of the great outdoors as part of an innovative environmental sciences class. They spent Wednesday looking for deer droppings while participating in a program to assess wildlife management efforts. Details in our StateCollege.com video report. [Read More]

Penn State Researchers Are Revolutionizing Solar Panels Penn State Researchers Are Revolutionizing Solar Panels
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Referred to as concentrating photovoltaic -- or CPV -- systems, these solar panels operate a much higher efficiency than the standard solar panel. Chris Giebink, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State, has put in work to shrink those down to a more reasonable size. [Read More]

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