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The PawPrint, a student-centered sustainability metric, helps students at Penn State’s University Park campus understand how they can behave more sustainably by making better day-to-day choices.

Harnessing the energy generated when freshwater meets saltwater

Penn State researchers have created a new hybrid technology that produces unprecedented amounts of electrical power where seawater and freshwater combine at the coast.

As part of a Community Nutrition course, students in the Department of Nutritional Sciences participated in the Backpack Program of the Centre County YMCA

A unique course in the Department of Nutritional Sciences recently allowed students to help tackle the issue of hunger in the community while putting into practice the nutrition education they acquired in the classroom.

Paul Shrivastava, recently the executive director of Future Earth, a global environmental change research program, as well as a prominent researcher in the fields of sustainability, risk and crisis management, has been named the university’s chief sustainability officer and director of Penn State's Sustainability Institute.

Penn State students 'Meet the challenge, Stand Up, and Make a Difference'

It isn’t often that a student receives a standing ovation for missing class, but that’s what met Penn State Behrend student Seun Babalola when he walked into his public speaking course on March 20.
Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to Nathan Clay, doctoral candidate in geography, Penn State.

Upon entering the new Happy Valley LaunchBox headquarters, visitors are greeted with a quote from Helen Keller that reads “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”