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A Shared Curiosity

7/3/19As one of the largest astronomy programs in the country, the Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics tackles some of science’s most fundamental questions while offering students unique opportunities to become involved in cross-disciplinary research and outreach within the community.

Growing with Pride

5/6/19The Penn State family grew by nearly 14,000 this past weekend as graduates took part in spring commencement ceremonies across the University.

An Artisan Scientist

3/14/19Working with Penn State’s top glass researchers, senior Briana Bennett has melded a love of glassblowing with her materials science education.

Stepping into the Future

5/3/18Thousands of Penn State students earned their diplomas this past weekend during spring commencement ceremonies across the University. A few of those graduates share their stories and how Penn State helped them overcome the seemingly impossible.

From Students to Startups

3/22/18As Startup Week kicks off, a few Penn Staters who will be speaking at the event share some wisdom acquired along their individual career paths as entrepreneurs and corporate innovators.

For a Better Tomorrow

1/22/18With relief efforts still ongoing following Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico, one Penn State student’s graphic design background is helping a nonprofit make its mark on helping those in need.

Flying Down to Rio

9/6/17Penn 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.

Forecasting Beauty

8/3/17A partnership with The Weather Channel has the sun shining once again on sunrise and sunset forecasting technology developed by Penn State meteorology students.

Through Their Lenses

7/13/17Spring of 2017, from the very public moments at THON to quiet moments inside a home or between two friends, all captured by Penn State student photojournalists.

The World Through a Microscope

5/13/16New Penn State alumna Ramya Gurunathan explored the microscopic world as part of her research as an undergraduate. Now she's headed to the University of Cambridge, thanks to the prestigious Churchill Scholarship.

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