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Penn State's Yamamoto to Use NSF CAREER Award to Improve Nanoengineered Materials in Aircraft

Namiko Yamamoto, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, will advance knowledge about the effective integration of polymer nanocomposites, consisting of carbon nanotubes, into hierarchically structured materials in transport...
5-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers Find Overdose Deaths Are Likely to Increase with ‘Changing Nature’ of Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic could be responsible for 700,000 overdose deaths in the United States between 2016 and 2025, according to a new study published today in JAMA Network Open.
1-Feb-2019 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites


Disappearing into the sea

The remote town of Barrow, Alaska, home to more than 4,000 people, touts picturesque views of the Arctic Ocean as well as an unparalleled connection to the Alaskan wild, but underneath its stunning beauty lies a major global crisis – permafrost...
1-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Engineering confidence: 'Build Night' offers hands-on making opportunities

On January 14, more than 65 female engineering students attended the first spring 2019 Build Night and completed their first training for and used the machinery often needed to create design projects.
30-Jan-2019 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

NSF Funds Integrated Approach to 3D Fracture Modeling of Composites

Understanding the behavior of composite materials is important to advancing their design since attempts to further strengthen or stiffen them can sometimes produce counterproductive results. A $545,000 grant over three years from the National...
29-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Novel endoscopy tool opens new doors for pancreatic cancer treatment

A significantly more effective, minimally invasive treatment for pancreatic tumors may be on the horizon, thanks to a new endoscopy tool created in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering.
28-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Concrete in Space

“Be prepared.” This famous mantra isn’t just for the Boy Scouts of America. The need to build durable infrastructure on other planets is coming, and we must be ready. To prepare, Penn State researchers have teamed up with NASA to explore how...
25-Jan-2019 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Penn State chosen by Department of Energy to help modernize the nation's power grid

In an effort to modernize and reimagine the United States' power grid, Penn State researchers have qualified for a highly selective, innovative competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
23-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The appetite for faster, smaller, and more powerful technology has spurred incredible innovations – but it also created an overwhelming demand on the way electronic devices handle the heat they generate.This is the problem that inspires Penn State...
1-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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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Penn State Engineering embraces multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education and research, and integrates component solutions into a systems perspective. With 12 departments and schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines and computer science, and with over 30 research centers and laboratories, we are one of the nation's leading academies of learning, discovery, and application. Our work is intertwined with industry, both at our doorstep in Pennsylvania and further afield, thus affording our students unparalleled training and employment opportunities.


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