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Exploring wetlands with Environmental Studies 100

Students in Environmental Studies 100 spent several hours identifying plants, trees, and non-native invasive vegetation during a class field trip to local mitigated wetlands.

Alexis Puz displays her internship ID in front of the Fairfax County Sherrif's Office

Alexis Puz: Internship Spotlight

Alexis Puz shares her internship experience at the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office.

History 160 students take on the battlefields of Gettysburg

Students in the Battle of Gettysburg in History Memory course took to the battlefields, becoming tour guides for their classmates. The project combined research, collaboration, and a hands-on experience of the grounds at Gettysburg.

Andrew Matzik at work in one of Penn State Altoona's EMET labs

Preparing now for future defense

Andrew Matzik's internship at Northrop Grumman helped prepare him to one day develop national security systems to defend our country.

Research Spotlight: John Leri, '16

John Leri, a 2016 graduate with a degree in psychology and minors in criminal justice and biology, is currently pursuing his Ph.D. Through his undergraduate research experience at Penn State Altoona, Leri discovered what makes our college unique.

El Teatro Campesino

Global-Centric Theatre

Robin Reese’s Theatre in Diverse Cultures class challenges students to redefine what "theatre" means to them.
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.
Kylea Myers

Universal Bonds

Graduate Kylea Myers discusses art and how it connects us all as human beings
Birding Classic photo

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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