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November 2, 2022

Sensor could indicate disease or pollution

Researchers combined laser writing and responsive sensor technologies to fabricate the first highly customizable microscale gas sensing devices.  

Real-time, accurate virus detection 

A portable virus capture device and machine learning could enable highly accurate and sensitive virus identification to help battle future pandemics.

Preventing hospital infections

A research team developed a novel surface treatment to help prevent harmful bacteria on medical devices such as catheters, stents, and pacemakers.

COVID fallacies followed trend

Researchers examined how misinformation about the COVID-19 virus not being airborne, similar to illnesses of the past, contributed to a delayed reaction.
With funding from an IEE seed grant, a team led by Elizabeth Long is investigating how to increase the reach of climate change and health research to policymakers through science communication testing.
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Event Highlights

The Land and Water Revisited Project
Nov. 9, 2022
Penn State GIS Day
Nov. 14–15, 2022
Experimental Observations on Processing Leather, Skin, and Parchment for Radiocarbon Dating
Nov. 16, 2022
2022 Embodied Carbon Symposium
Nov. 28–29, 2022

Opportunities

Tenure-Line Climate Faculty Cluster
Open Positions
Assistant Professor of Anthropology (focusing on Human Response to Climate Risk)
Open Position
IEE Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals
Deadline: Nov. 28, 2022
The Penn State-Taipei Tech Collaborative Seed Grant Program 2023
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2022
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