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  • A group of happy Penn State students gather in conversation in a bright studio classroom.

    Thanks for Believing in our Future

    "For the Future," a historic, University-wide fundraising effort for Penn State students, exceeds its goal, raising $2.158 billion in private support.

  • Three cheerleaders cheer for the Penn State football team on the sideline of Beaver Stadium.

    Blue-White Weekend 2014

    Spring has sprung in Beaver Stadium. The Blue-White contest is a game, a party, a reunion, and a thank-you to the NIttany Lion faithful.

  • A female student stands in front of a red and white table display of #ISTstarup materials. She's talking to another woman, who's back is to the camera. A blue box with white text reading "Penn State Lives Here" is in the lower left corner.

    Business Dreams; Start-up Reality

    On April 7, trailblazing entrepreneurs and innovators will converge on the University Park campus for IST Start-up Week, where they'll share strategies for success with Penn State students.

  • Two Penn State students in a workshop. The woman in the foreground is guiding a piece of metal through a saw as a man looks on. In the lower left is a dark gray box with white text reading "Penn State Lives Here."

    Lunar Lion: Blast-Off 2015

    VIDEO: Penn State faculty and students are making history as the only university-led team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, a race to put the first spacecraft on the moon in 35 years.

  • Three students look at a computer screen in a large room. A stock ticker runs behind them. In the bottom left corner is a grey box with the words "Penn State Lives Here."

    Perfect Pitch

    A team effort nets a win at a competition where strong pitching counts. And we're not talking baseball.

orange, round, bumpy 3-D model

Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon


Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom-up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, biosensors and optical electronics as outlets for this new material.

Alex Han

For the Future enables alumnus to accomplish ‘American Dream’


While most of his high school freshmen peers were settling into their new surroundings, Alex Han and his family were packing up their lives and moving a continent away. Giving up successful careers in South Korea, Alex’s parents moved everything to the Philadelphia suburbs to give their son a chance at a U.S. college education—their American dream.