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  • Teasia T Stewart, a Penn State junior majoring in science, poses with her best friend Stacy Lynn Jarvis, a Penn State junior majoring international politics. They became best friends after they met in the LGBT office at Penn State.

    Through Their Lenses

    Spring of 2017, from the very public moments at THON to quiet moments inside a home or between two friends, all captured by Penn State student photojournalists.

  • Dudley and Lingzi Xiaoli, a visiting scientist in the Department of Food Science, examine the genome sequence of a foodborne pathogen.

    Food Safety Pioneers

    Penn State is one of the first universities in the country to join the FDA's GenomeTrakr project, a vast network of labs using genome sequencing to prevent and speed investigations of foodborne illnesses.

  • 2017 College of Education Penn State graduates at their spring commencement

    Looking Forward

    More than 13,000 students earned their diplomas this May, leaving the Penn State family more than 800,000 strong!

  • Colombian farmers watch an instructor demonstrate cacao cultivation.

    Cacao for Peace

    VIDEO: As Colombia emerges from 50 years of violence, Penn State experts are helping poor farmers switch from growing coca, the stuff of cocaine, to growing cacao, the principal ingredient in chocolate.

  • Black and white image of man with goggles and glove reaching for cereal box. Goggles, glove and box are in color.

    Third Eye

    Penn State researchers are leading the effort to create machines that can interpret a complex visual scene as much as the human brain does. The result? A wearable device that could help visually impaired people do their grocery shopping.