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NSF Funding to Aid Penn State CNEU in Developing Nanotechnology Workforce


With two grants awarded by the National Science Foundation, the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization will develop a Nanotechnology Professional Development Partnership to continue providing leading-edge nanotechnology...
23-Aug-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Treated Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater May Pollute Area Water Sources for Years


Given Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources, it’s no surprise that the commonwealth has become a mecca for hydraulic fracturing. Researchers, however, have recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic...
13-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Amy Pritchett Appointed Head of Penn State Aerospace Engineering


Amy R. Pritchett has been named the department head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Penn State, effective Aug. 15.
28-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Advent of Intelligent Robots and Their Role in Society


Through the Integrative Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, Alan Wagner, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, will develop and teach a course titled "Robots and Their Role in Society."
21-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Grant to Fund Research Into New Metamaterial That Provides Earthquake Protection


Earthquakes and explosions damage thousands of structures worldwide each year, destroying countless lives in their wake, but a team of researchers at Penn State is examining a completely new way of safeguarding key infrastructure, thanks to a...
20-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Multidisciplinary Research Team Receives Seed Grant to Predict Red Blood Cell Deformability


A multidisciplinary team of researchers has received a $25,000 seed grant from the Penn State Institute for CyberScience to develop a modeling platform to predict the deformability and morphological changes of diseased and aged red blood cells.
5-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn State Aerospace Engineer is About to Get Tough on Ceramics


Namiko Yamamoto, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, was recently awarded $447,663 through the Office of Naval Research Sea-Based Aviation Airframe Structures and Materials program to study fundamental toughening mechanisms...
30-May-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Where the Rivers Meet the Sea


Penn State researchers have created a new hybrid technology that produces unprecedented amounts of electrical power where seawater and freshwater combine at the coast.
26-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ergonomist Serves as Research Consultant on Newest LG Smartphone

Andris Freivalds, a world-renowned expert in the field of human factors and ergonomics, helped lead a team of researchers contracted by LG during the testing of its latest smartphone release.
27-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT

Penn State Networking and Security Expert Discusses Voting Machine Security

28-Oct-2016 7:05 AM EDT

Lead Scientist and Program Manager for Cyber Security Collaborative Research Alliance Talks About Delta Airlines Global Computer System Outage.

8-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT

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