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  • A researcher gathers mushrooms in a lab

    Our Invisible World

    Scientists at Penn State are at the forefront of microbiome research. Our growing understanding of these microscopic organisms is changing the way we treat diseases, grow crops, and create everyday products.

  • Grace Mannix walks with her 3-year-old "little sister" asleep on her shoulders

    A Bridge to the World

    From a young age, Grace Mannix has wanted to go to college — but she’s also wanted to travel the world. Thanks to Penn State, she hasn’t had to choose.

  • Doctoral student Debora Verniz uses a virtual-reality headset in the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing to "visit" the favela Santa Marta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Flying Down to Rio

    Penn State architecture students use virtual reality to collaborate on urban design and planning in Santa Marta, a hillside settlement on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Aniyah Lewis-Mitchell, left, and Jackie Miles, both incoming freshman, unpack their dorm room in Beaver Hall Friday, Aug. 16. Lewis-Mitchell and Miles went to the same high school and decided to room together when they both got accepted to Penn State.

    Welcome Week 2017

    Welcome Week 2017 continues as thousands of Penn Staters return to campuses across Pennsylvania for the start of a new academic year.

  • beautiful sunset over Beaver Stadium at Penn State University Park

    Forecasting Beauty

    A partnership with The Weather Channel has the sun shining once again on sunrise and sunset forecasting technology developed by Penn State meteorology students.