Feature Archive

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Research Features

Science, Art, and History

9/3/15Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has restored a recently rediscovered relief map of Pennsylvania created in the late 1800s for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The artifact is now on display in the college's museum and art gallery.

Working with Play

8/28/15Penn State Brandywine student Lauren Lomas is passionate about learning, so she jumped on the chance to do hands-on research in her field. Alongside a faculty member, she's studying the impact of technology on child cognitive development.

Modeling Data

6/4/15Associate Professor Heng Xu brings fashion into the lab with the research she hopes might help consumers understand, follow, and afford tomorrow's fashion trends.

Linking Food and Health

5/29/15The College of Agricultural Sciences' Jairam Vanamala combines modern research on food production and processes with the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine to study how foods can help prevent disease.

A Day to Remember

5/20/15From misplacing car keys to forgetting important medications, living with memory loss can have serious consequences. An app undergoing development by Penn State College of Nursing's Nikki Hill might offer a solution.

Sailing Stories

4/1/15The study of literature, oft thought to be a solitary one, brought adventure to Associate Professor of English Hester Blum, whose interest in nautical storytelling took her sailing on a 19th-century whaleship.

Farming in a Hot, Dry World

1/21/15VIDEO: As climate change creates increasingly unstable weather conditions around the globe, a Department of Biology research project aims to help farmers adapt more quickly in a world that needs more food every day.

Examining the Atoms of Disease

10/9/14Penn State scientist Scott Showalter is using high-powered magnets and his passion for chemistry to study the chemical structures in our bodies that cause disease.

Making Chocolate Sustainable

7/22/14As 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.

Coral Reef Survivors

5/5/14As climate change pushes water temperatures perilously high, why is it that some species of coral can withstand the heat?