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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.
HemoGo

HemoGo

Steve Flanagan, Sherveen Karbasiafshar, James Frazier and Mathew Chen created HemoGo. HemoGo is one of six Penn State student teams competing for $30,000 in funding on "The Investment" airing at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018, on WPSU.

Josh Gilbert and clips of the paper he co-authored with Dr. Jeffrey Moore

Josh Gilbert presents research paper at propulsion and energy conference

Gilbert co-authored and presented a paper with Dr. Jeffrey Moore at the Propulsion & Energy 2017 Forum and Joint Propulsion Conference.
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.
Radio microphone and Distant Voices Near book cover

Connecting Over the Airwaves

For Shaheed Nick Mohammed, doing research for his latest book was “like diving into an old movie.”
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.
New Zealand Mud Snails gathered around a dime

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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