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Altoona raises more than $53,000 for THON 2018

Penn State Altoona contributed more than $53,000 toward the $10.1 million raised for THON 2018.
Steve Richards and Michele J. De Leon

Penn State Altoona Philanthropic Council Chair endows Open Doors Scholarship

Steve Richards and Michele J. De Leon have made a $50,000 gift commitment to establish the Harold (Had) C. Richards Memorial Open Doors Scholarship.
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Penn State Altoona formally dedicates Penn Building

Penn State Altoona formally dedicated the Penn Building, the newest edition to its downtown campus, on Oct. 14.
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Sustainability community program expands across Commonwealth with PepsiCo funds

Five Penn State campuses have been awarded PepsiCo Challenge Mini Grants to expand community engagement efforts through Penn State’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). Penn State Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend and Brandywine will take part in a three-year pilot program to expand the SCC to Penn State communities outside of University Park.
Jeff Catchmark

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.
Invent Penn State

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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