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John Leri

Answering the Toughest Question: Why?

Why do people act the way they do? Curious to find out for himself, student John Leri decided to study the behavior of humans ... and zebrafish.

Altoona student's interest in behavior leads to research on humans and zebrafish

The study of psychology and understanding human behavior led to not one, but four research projects for Altoona graduate John Leri.
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Birding Classic puts funds to good use

For the second year in a row the Earth Day Birding Classic was held at Penn State Altoona as teams competed to identify by sight or sound as many species of birds as possible in 24 hours in Blair and nearby counties.
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Conference on Software Security and Assurance set for July

Penn State Altoona will host the third annual International Conference on Software Security and Assurance July 24 and 25, 2017.

Altoona's Center for Community-Based Studies receives $5,000 mini-grant

The Center for Community-Based Studies is the recipient of a Pepsi Challenge Mini-grant awarded through University Park’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative.
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Two Penn State students honored with NIST-SURF Fellowship

Two Penn State students, Michael Bichnevicius and Cassandra Carrick, have been honored by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) and Technology’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). Bichnevicius and Carrick will both gain valuable hands-on research experience and work with cutting-edge technology in the Washington, D.C., area this summer.

Corien Bakermans to speak at Korean Polar Research Institute

Corien Bakermans will speak at the twenty-third annual International Symposium on Polar Sciences hosted by the Korea Polar Research Institute in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
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Michael Marley: Internship Spotlight

Michael Marley shares experiences from his internship at the Altoona Police Department.

EMET Research Spotlight: Ben Borst

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology major Ben Borst shares his experiences with undergraduate research at Penn State Altoona.

Sydney Fochler

Sydney Fochler: Internship Spotlight

Sydney Fochler shares experiences from her semester interning at Nason Hospital.

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