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Penn State Altoona students collaborate across disciplines on HAX competition

What began as an activity for the Security and Risk Analysis Club at Penn State Altoona, has grown to include entrepreneurs from the Sheetz Fellows Program. The two groups of students teamed up with the national security firm GRIMM to solve HAX challenges.
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Nittany AI Challenge offers $100,000 in funding

Penn State students, faculty and staff are invited to compete for $100,000 in funding during the Nittany AI Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by the Penn State EdTech Network, will give participating teams the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence in higher education to improve the student experience at Penn State, solve real-world problems at the University, and generate startup ideas. The deadline for idea submissions is Jan. 29.
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Penn State Altoona alumnus brings his talent for tiles into the limelight

Penn State Altoona alumnus Don Cella is realizing his career dreams as the owner of a tile and ceramics company in Pittsburgh.
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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.
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Penn State Altoona student business owners share success stories

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the annual celebration of Penn State's year-round commitment to innovation. Four Penn State Altoona students who run their own businesses will take part in a panel discussion about their experiences as part of the college's GEW events.
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Student builds custom shoe business layer by thermoplastic layer

Using state-of-the-art technology, former Penn State Altoona student Nick Unis is turning his dream of creating and selling custom-made footwear into a reality.
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Penn State Altoona receives $15k grant for Rail Transportation Engineering

The Penn State Altoona Rail Transportation Engineering program was awarded a $15,000 education grant from the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association.
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Altoona faculty, students hammer out propulsion problems

We may know how to use propulsion but there are still problems to solve. That’s what keeps Penn State Altoona’s Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jeffrey Moore and his students interested.
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Enactus team brings home a third place finish at national expo

Penn State Altoona's Enactus team placed third in its league at the national exposition in May, putting it in the top 10 percent of U.S. Enactus teams.

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.