Interdisciplinary Research

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The Animal Resource Program (ARP) aims to improve animal research and ensure humane treatment of animals used in research and teaching at the University.
Whale swimming underwater in the ocean.
The Applied Research Laboratory addresses problems in national security, economic competitiveness, and quality of life.
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The Institute for the Arts and Humanities brings together innovative work in the arts and humanities--under one roof, across two colleges.
A doctor listening to a patient's chest with a stethoscope.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute develops and implements new methods to predict, prevent, and treat human disease.
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The Institute for CyberScience advances the science of discovery through computational modeling and simulation and multi-modal data integration analysis.
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The Electro-Optics Center facilitates the development of electro-optic materials needed for the advancement of the nation's defense capabilities.
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The Institutes of Energy and the Environment aims to advance the energy and environmental research missions of the University.
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The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences promotes excellence in interdisciplinary life science research and education at Penn State
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The Materials Research Institute facilitates collaboration across the various research communities at Penn State.
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The Social Science Research Institute promotes research encompassing the skills and perspectives needed to solve complex social problems.
Two students outside building a solar panel.
The Institute incorporates sustainability practices into daily life across the University and prepares its community to be tomorrow's sustainability leaders.