Feature Archive

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Research Features

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?

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