Pennsylvania State University, commonly referred to as Penn State was founded as a land-grant university in 1855 in State College, Pennsylvania Penn State has 24 campuses throughout Pennsylvania and a Virtual World Campus. Penn State is ranked in the top 15 nationally for American universities. Penn States offers more than 160 majors in the undergraduate and graduate programs. The total study body exceeds 84,000 students. The Penn State endowment exceeds $1.6 billion dollars. The School of Engineering, College of Medicine and Law School are noted for their excellence in research and education. Penn State derives a significant amount of funds from federal agencies of government, including the Department of Defense and Department of Energy.
It's a long way between central Pennsylvania and Greenland—at least 2,000 miles—but Laura Radville came to Penn State so she could study climate change in the "Iceberg capital of the world."
Whether a wild cottonmouth snake will attempt to strike in an encounter depends on its baseline stress level, according to a team of scientists led by undergraduate researcher Mark Herr.
Many Pennsylvania farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have voluntarily implemented, at their own expense, practices aimed at improving water quality, according to newly released survey research conducted by Penn State's ...
A new concept in energy harvesting could capture energy that is currently mostly wasted due to its characteristic low frequency and use it to power next-generation electronic devices. In a project funded by electronics giant ...
Computers may be able to group consumers into marketing segments in real time just by observing how they respond to online videos and other social media data, according to a team of researchers.
Climate change is causing glaciers to shrink, temperatures to rise, and shifts in human migration in parts of the world, according to a Penn State researcher.
The intense wildfires that swept through the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee late last month were a tragic melding of the past and the future, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
All work and no play may dull on-the-job learning at workplaces, according to a team of researchers.
From the sweeping sounds of strings to the full and hearty woodwinds, live orchestral performances have a way of enveloping listeners within musical compositions. But not all symphonies are created equal—much of what determines ...
Pressure, temperature and fluid composition play an important role in the amount of metals and other chemicals found in wastewaters from hydraulically fractured gas reservoirs, according to Penn State researchers.