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Penn State to lead research program focusing on transportation infrastructure

Transportation infrastructure in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region is expected to benefit from a multi-university transportation research program led by Penn State, through the Thomas D. Larson Transportation Institute, focusing on improving the durability and extending the life of the nation’s roads, railways, bridges and transit systems.
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New virtual reality lab allows Altoona students to 'travel' around the world

Thanks to a new virtual reality initiative at Penn State Altoona, recent graduates in the rail transportation engineering (RTE) program have traveled to Europe to create immersive learning experiences for future students.

Penn State Altoona students take part in spring 2018 Student Showcase

Penn State Altoona held its 2018 spring Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology Student Showcase event Friday, April 27, in which students from various disciplines showcased their work through presentations to the college and local business community.
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Hai Huang to present keynote address at road and rail infrastructure conference

Hai Huang, associate professor of civil engineering, was invited to give a keynote lecture at the fifth annual International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure.
Hayden Hodges

Class of 2028: It's never too early to plan for the future!

Though he won't graduate from high school until 2024, Hayden Hodges is already planning to major in Rail Transportation Engineering at Penn State Altoona.
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Penn State Altoona's Eiche Library boasts new equipment for patrons

Penn State Altoona’s Eiche Library recently acquired new equipment that patrons can use, such as life-sized anatomical models and 360- degree video equipment.

Undergraduate Research at Penn State Altoona

Undergraduate research opportunities are available all across Penn State Altoona. Several students share their experiences with research and explain the benefits of getting involved.

Don Graab

Retired Norfolk Southern vice president Don Graab to speak on campus

Graab will speak on Tuesday, November 7 from 12:10 - 1:15 p.m. in the Edith Davis Eve Chapel.
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Penn State Altoona formally dedicates Penn Building

Penn State Altoona formally dedicated the Penn Building, the newest edition to its downtown campus, on Oct. 14.

Stabler named Outstanding Woman of the Year by League of Railway Industry Women

The League of Railway Industry Women named Transportation Technology Center, Inc. president Lisa Stabler as 2017 Outstanding Woman of the Year.