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  • Mary Elizabeth McCulloch, a Penn State Altoona student who.has researched and developed an assistive speech device for individuals with non-verbal Cerebral Palsy.

    A Voice for the Silent

    Undergraduate student Mary Elizabeth McCulloch (right) envisions a world in which children with nonverbal cerebral palsy can communicate. She's already making it happen.

  • Senior photojournalism major Hannah Bressi covered the Blue-White game this spring in preparation for her upcoming coverage of the Croke Park Classic Aug. 30 in Ireland. Bressi is one of eight College of Communications students on the coverage team.

    Doing an Irish Gig

    A group of College of Communications students dubbed the "Ireland Bureau" will look for fresh perspectives as they take on a global assignment.

  • Three researchers look at cocoa leaves in a greenhouse. In the bottom left the words "Penn State Live Here" are reversed out of a blue box.

    Making Chocolate Sustainable

    As the price of chocolate soars, Penn State scientists could give the world's cocoa crops a big boost from a simple, biodegradable, non-toxic spray.

  • Two researchers in scuba gear sample coral. Lower left corner dark rectangle with white words "Penn State Lives Here."

    Coral Reef Survivors

    As climate change pushes water temperatures perilously high, why is it that some species of coral can withstand the heat?

  • Three people use 3D glasses and large screens to virtually explore a structure in the Immersive Construction Lab. "Penn State Lives Here."

    An Avatar on a Mission

    Virtual reality simulations are lowering costs and allowing for better planning as Penn Staters transform old structures into energy-efficient spaces.