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High tension electrical wires

Shedding light on the rules that govern the U.S. power grid

Penn State is a part of a multi-university research project that is studying the decision-making process that governs how people in the U.S. receive electricity. Read More

Microscopic views of plants growing

Herringbone pattern in plant cell walls critical to cell growth

A project investigating how plant cells build cellulose and cell walls could eventually improve the processes for making biofuels. Read More

Flooding in southern Texas

How does flooding affect homeownership?

In the last 20 years, flooding in the U.S. caused $60 billion in damages, and it appears to be worsening due to climate change. Read More

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Featured Facility

Dig site at a rockshelter called Shum Laka

Penn State's Radiocarbon Laboratory

IEE's Brendan Culleton, the laboratory scientist for the Radiocarbon Lab, was part of a multi-institution research project that produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa.

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Upcoming Events
Sylvia Earle: National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
March 1, 2020
Presenter: Sylvia Earle

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U.S. Methane Emissions: What do We Know? What can be Done?
March 2, 2020
Presenter: Ken Davis

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Precision Farming: How Intelligent Systems Are Shaping Future Agriculture
March 3, 2020
Presenter: Dana Choi

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United Nations Sustainable Development and the Cool Roofs Challenge
March 4, 2020
Presenter: Kariuki Mbugua
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ICDS Symposium
March 16–17, 2020
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Colloquium on the Environment
April 1, 2020
Presenter: Robert Bullard
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Wildlife Decline in the Anthropocene: Consequences for Ecosystems and Humans
April 21, 2020
Presenter: Rodolfo Dirzo

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Announcements
Request a complimentary registration for the Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology

Penn State faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students can request a complimentary registration to the 2020 Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology Registration, August 3–6. Quantities are limited.

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NSF 20-529 NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program (I-CorpsTM Hubs) 2020
Deadline: March 4, 2020
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2020 Borlaug Fellowship Program World Food Prize Event
Deadline: April 9, 2020
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Huck Innovative & Transformational Seed (HITS) Fund
Deadline: April 15, 2020
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