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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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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.
John Leri

Answering the Toughest Question: Why?

Why do people act the way they do? Curious to find out for himself, student John Leri decided to study the behavior of humans ... and zebrafish.

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.
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Conference on Software Security and Assurance set for July

Penn State Altoona will host the third annual International Conference on Software Security and Assurance July 24 and 25, 2017.
Two male students conduct research

Two Penn State students honored with NIST-SURF Fellowship

Two Penn State students, Michael Bichnevicius and Cassandra Carrick, have been honored by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) and Technology’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). Bichnevicius and Carrick will both gain valuable hands-on research experience and work with cutting-edge technology in the Washington, D.C., area this summer.

EMET Research Spotlight: Ben Borst

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology major Ben Borst shares his experiences with undergraduate research at Penn State Altoona.

Jonathan Willett: Security and Risk Analysis Research Spotlight

Undergraduate research opportunities are available all across Penn State Altoona. Jonathan Willett shares his experiences with Security and Risk Analysis research.

Bryce Brindle: Undergraduate Internship Spotlight

Undergraduate research opportunities are available all across Penn State Altoona. Bryce Brindle shares his experiences with EMET research.

Jonathan Willett presents on his internship project

Secure Your Ride

Jonathan Willett shares his undergraduate research experience. Read his story and watch the video.

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