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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.
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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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Altoona alumna thrives at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Penn State Altoona alum Anne Showalter has taken a winding career path over the last 15 years, but she has finally found her home working at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
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New Penn State center to examine sports in society

Leveraging dozens of faculty with an academic and research interest in sports, Penn State on Nov. 14 announced the creation of the Center for the Study of Sports in Society. The center will be charged with supporting research, teaching, public programs and service across Penn State related to the study of sport and its cultural, economic and social impact.