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Black Kites at a fire, Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia, 2014.

Birds of Fire

Mark Bonta researches "firehawks:" Australian birds that may spread fires intentionally in order to make food collection easier.
Monarch Butterfly

A Distant Pair of Wings

Thanks to some faculty and students, art and science came together to raise awareness of the monarch’s plight and start an effort to help the butterflies migrate.
Blue Horizon

The Sky's the Limit

As part of their senior capstone project, three engineering students collect atmospheric data by creating a functioning weather balloon as part of Lockheed Martin's Project Blue Horizon.
Students studying at Chesapeake Bay

Immersed in Bay culture

Students spent three days on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay learning how to preserve the national landmark.

Undergraduate Research at Penn State Altoona

Undergraduate research opportunities are available all across Penn State Altoona. Several students share their experiences with research and explain the benefits of getting involved.

Radio microphone and Distant Voices Near book cover

Connecting Over the Airwaves

For Shaheed Nick Mohammed, doing research for his latest book was “like diving into an old movie.”
Lacey Wallace and Sierra Satterfield

The Question of Concealed Carry on Campus

Faculty member Lacey Wallace and student intern Sierra Satterfield delve into students' feelings about college campus gun policies

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.

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