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black kites

Firehawks: Do they intentionally spread fire to aid in food collection?

Mark Bonta researches "firehawks:" Australian birds that may spread fires intentionally in order to make food collection easier.
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.
Lara LaDage and Jennilyn Vallejera

Active learning research manuscript by faculty and students published

The group's manuscript was accepted for publication in the "Advances in Physiology Education" journal.
A business student reflects on his internship experience

Fall 2017 Student Showcase

Business, security and risk analysis, and electro-mechanical engineering technology students along with Pechter Business Plan teams participated in the biannual event.
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.
chesapeake bay

Penn State Altoona students explore, learn how to preserve the Chesapeake Bay

Penn State Altoona students spent three days on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay learning how to preserve the national landmark.
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.”

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