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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.
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.
Nathan Koller and Andrew Culp

Learning By Discovery

Environmental studies students get hands-on learning through partnership with a local farm.

Learning By Discovery

Environmental Studies students get hands-on experience learning and doing research outside of the classroom.

Sheetz Fellows at the Innovation Factory

Sheetz Fellows visit Germany and Amsterdam

The junior and senior classes of Penn State Altoona's Sheetz Fellows traveled to Germany and Amsterdam over spring break to explore global markets.
Jordan Wolfkill at the Big Valley Animal Hospital

Pet Project

Jordan Wolfkill shares experiences from his internship at Big Valley Animal Hospital.
Jordyn Greene with Altoona Police Department Officers

Criminal Justice Internship Spotlight

Jordyn Greene shares experiences from her internship with the Altoona Police Department

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. The project combined research, collaboration, and a hands-on experience of the grounds at Gettysburg.