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Endangered Ohia Tree forest type on the flanks of Mauna Kea Volcanon on the Big Island

Environmental Studies in Hawai'i

A new environmental studies course at Penn State Altoona includes a two-week, on-site study in Hawaii.
A monarch butterfly rests above several chrysalises waiting to metamorphosize.

Helping Monarchs Take Flight

Environmental studies majors create a monarch butterfly way station on campus to help protect the species.
Spooktacular Science Show logo

Spooktacular Science Show set for Oct. 6

The annual show, featuring mini-shows and hands-on science activities for kids, will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Rossman Park, located in downtown Altoona at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
Penn State Altoona Mark

Eberly College of Science to hold advising meeting Oct. 9

Penn State's Eberly College of Science will have a meeting for all freshmen and sophomores who are planning science degrees to discuss the transition to University Park.

Studying Zebrafish

Cairsty DePasquale and student research assistant Jordan Wolfkill use zebrafish and a newly constructed swim tunnel to conduct research on exercise and the brain.

Cairsty DePasquale and Jordan Wolfkill study the movements of zebrafish

Going with the Flow

Cairsty DePasquale and student research assistant Jordan Wolfkill use zebrafish and a newly constructed swim tunnel to conduct research on exercise and the brain.
TREE Fund

TREE Fund grant allows right-of-way research to continue

Penn State Altoona has been awarded a grant for year one of a four-year research project from the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund.
Natalie Zetts

Where she belongs

Natalie Zetts never intended to come to Penn State Altoona, let alone earn her degree from the college. But time has a funny way of changing attitude and perception.
A Chinchilla in Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

In Search of Chinchillas

Professor Carolyn Mahan started out looking for wild chinchillas in Peru—believed to be extinct—and instead found half a dozen species of other rare wild mammals.
Tracey Cobb Irvin with her poster presentation at the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair

Tracey Cobb Irvin shares her undergraduate research experience

The biology alum's research projects resulted in publications, presentations at conferences, and winning prizes at the college's annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair.

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