Head Meets Heart—Here
Twenty-four campuses. 17,000 faculty and staff. 100,000 students. Over one-half million active alumni. All proving that the true measure of success is what you do to improve the lives of others. Penn State lives here.
We're partnering against disease...
With the help of a grant from the World Health Organization, scientists from Penn State's Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences will collaborate with the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology to investigate the impact of climate and land-use changes on infectious diseases, such as malaria and sleeping sickness, in Tanzania's Maasai Steppe.
And rescuing honey bee hives...
Honey bee colonies are collapsing in record numbers. A multidisciplinary team, made up of Penn State faculty and students, is looking at a number of different systems, including honey bee genomics, bioinformatics, and insect physiology, all with one goal in mind: to help the honey bee grow and thrive in the face of this crisis.
Shooting for the moon...
Penn State students and faculty in engineering, physics, astronomy, geoscience, journalism, and business are competing against the world’s rising stars in space exploration to win the Google Lunar X PRIZE and to send their Lunar Lion spacecraft to the moon.
And rebuilding stormwater systems in Philadelphia.
Penn State Extension is leading students in rebuilding green infrastructure sites in Philadelphia: a rain garden and a stormwater bump-out. These features are intended to capture and absorb stormwater, decreasing polluted runoff while also beautifying the cityscape.