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Student and faculty researchers explore food-energy-water system at solar farm

The first LandscapeU cohort visited the solar farm in Franklin County that will provide Penn State with clean energy. Read More

Emerging organic contaminant levels greatly influenced by stream flows, seasons

A project studying the potential risks posed by emerging organic contaminants in rivers and streams is one of the first to closely correlate pollutant levels with flow rates and time of year. Read More

Researchers look at novel methods to enhance battery performance

Penn State researchers are looking at energy storage technology that can complement renewables and help transition to a more sustainable energy infrastructure. Read More

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New Water Faculty Positions 

Four faculty positions focusing on water

Four Open Faculty Positions

Penn State has committed to new faculty positions to further catalyze interdisciplinary research on water and water-related issues.

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Featured Events
Ecology Institute Planning Meeting
Feb. 13, 2020
Presenter: Erica Smithwick

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Resilience of Cities to Food Supply Shocks
Feb. 17, 2020
Presenter: Alfonso Mejia

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Ecology Institute Planning Meeting
Feb. 18, 2020
Presenter: Erica Smithwick

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WEBINAR: The Sugar Creek Method of Research and Farmer Team Building to Achieve Improved Water Quality
Feb. 19, 2020
Presenter: Richard Moore
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Are Green Buildings Valued Differently in the Market?
Feb. 19, 2020
Presenter: Jiro Yoshida
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Organics Lab Open House
Feb. 19, 2020
Presenters: Odette Mina and Sara Lincoln
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Ecology Institute Planning Meeting
Feb. 20, 2020
Presenter: Erica Smithwick

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

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2020 Shale Network Workshop
May 14–15, 2020
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IEE Faculty Member Awarded Fellowship

IEE's Hilal Ezgi Toraman, Penn State assistant professor of energy engineering and chemical engineering, has been named the Virginia S. and Philip L. Walker Jr. Faculty Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering and Fuel Science Program

Inaugural Director Named for New Center 

Zoubeida Ounaies, professor and associate head for administration in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named the inaugural director of the Penn State Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems.

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Geothermal Technologies Office Hydrothermal and Low Temperature Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity - NOI competition
Deadline: Feb. 17, 2020
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Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program
Deadline: March 30, 2020
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Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement
Deadline: April 14, 2020
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Water Resource Recovery Prize
Deadline: April 28, 2020
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FY20 Bioenergy Technologies Multi-Topic FOA
Deadline: April 30, 2020
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Symposium on Molecular Biology Abstract Call
Deadline: July 1, 2020
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