Feature Archive

Academics Features
Students look at a presentation at the Student Expo

Highlighting Student Successes and Opportunities

The inaugural Student Expo highlights student research, creative activies, study away programs, and more.
Guest speaker Brian Kinney from The Barn at Lemont

The Flavors of Life

In the HIST 111: American Food System: History, Technology, and Culture course Julie Rockwell introduces students to regional foods across the United States, exploring where food originates, why certain foods appear in certain places, how food is processed, and why it ends up on our plates.
The Dark Cliffy Spot

A Study in Place

"Reading Shaver’s Creek," edited by Ian Marshall, provides the perfect introduction to Shaver’s Creek, part of Penn State’s 7,000-acre Stone Valley Experimental Forest.
Monarch Butterfly

A Distant Pair of Wings

Thanks to some faculty and students, art and science came together to raise awareness of the monarch’s plight and start an effort to help the butterflies migrate.
Blue Horizon

The Sky's the Limit

As part of their senior capstone project, three engineering students collect atmospheric data by creating a functioning weather balloon as part of Lockheed Martin's Project Blue Horizon.
Students studying at Chesapeake Bay

Immersed in Bay culture

Students spent three days on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay learning how to preserve the national landmark.
Statue at the Gettysburg battlefield

History 160 students take on the battlefields of Gettysburg

Students in the Battle of Gettysburg in History Memory course took to the battlefields, becoming tour guides for their classmates.
El Teatro Campesino

Global-Centric Theatre

Robin Reese’s Theatre in Diverse Cultures class challenges students to redefine what "theatre" means to them.
Aiken arrives in South Korea to spend three weeks at the Sungkyunkwan University in summer 2015.

Spotlight on Bill Aiken

On the even of his graduation, Bill Aiken reflects on his Penn State Altoona experiences
Jonathan Shuffler

Hacking It

Security and Risk Analysis major Jonathan Shuffler uses his computer hacking skills to keep company networks safe.

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