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New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution

An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution.
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Penn State Altoona offers nation's only ABET-accredited RTE program

Altoona's Rail Transportation Engineering program has been sanctioned by ABET, making it the first and only accredited RTE program in the nation.
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14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 4 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.
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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
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NSF awards Penn State $500,000 for research commercialization efforts

Penn State faculty participants in Invent Penn State I-Corps Site training programs become eligible for national I-Corps program with awards of up to $50,000.
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Ed Levri works to track progress of invasive snails

Ed Levri is part of a small research group that received a grant to track the progress of New Zealand mud snails in PA and NY.
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Penn State Bookstores awards second round of Barnes and Noble grants

The Penn State Bookstores, managed by Barnes and Noble, has awarded its second round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives across the University. As previously announced, the bookstores launched the new grant program through a five-year, $1.25 million commitment to the University.
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Altoona LaunchBox opens in downtown Altoona

Penn State Altoona furthered its commitment to innovation and economic development with the Altoona LaunchBox dedication and ribbon-cutting June 1 in downtown Altoona.

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