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RESEARCH PENN STATE 2016: Competing in a Rapidly Changing World

October 5-6, 2016
An opportunity for industry and government to connect with Penn State faculty and students across multiple research disciplines.

Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research is responsible for facilitating the $805-million-per-year research enterprise at Penn State by working with a broad range of units across the University.


Learn More About Research At Penn State


From the Office of the Vice President

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Jun 18, 2016

Welcome to the research enterprise at Penn State! In browsing these pages you will encounter some of the most creative and technically... more

Register by Oct. 7, 2016:

Penn State Immersive Reality 2016

October 31, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

HUB-Robeson Center – Heritage Hall

Penn State is hosting the Immersive Reality Symposium to showcase and promote the different areas of virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies and applications. The goal is to provide an opportunity for various pioneers from the industry and academia to collaborate and share ideas to help shape the future of immersive reality. Click here to register!

Learn more about the Immersive construction Lab (ICon) and other Penn State VR/IR projects here


Tech Transfer at Penn State

Fueling Innovation

Tech transfer from research at Penn State generated $22.5 million in fiscal 2015. This is partly thanks to the university's reworked approach to intellectual property, which makes it easier than ever for researchers to work with outside companies to fast-track innovations:

  • Penn State will not seek to retain ownership of  IP.
  • Penn State will assign IP to sponsor upon request.
  • Penn State has the right to publish research results.
  • Penn State has the right to practice IP for research and educational purposes.
  • If Penn State research results lead to exceptional commercial success, sponsor agrees to share proportionally with Penn State.
  • Exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Upcoming Campus Events

4:00 PM

Skilled scientists and engineers must be equipped with not only technical expertise, but also with communication skills that can get... more

Foster Auditorium - Pattee Library
4:00 PM

Michael Alley Associate Professor, Engineering Communication A small, but growing, revolution is occurring in the way that... more

Foster Auditorium - Pattee Library

Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) invites you to attend the National... more

Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel
1:30 PM

CATS IRB - System Overview Training via Adobe Connect This overview will introduce researchers to CATS IRB, Penn State’s new... more

11:00 AM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) John Kramer – Professor Emeritus, Sociology & Criminology No pre-registration is necessary,... more

102 Kern Graduate Building
1:30 PM

Event Details This overview will introduce researchers to CATS IRB, Penn State’s new online IRB submission program, which has... more

The 330 Building, Room 205LL, Innovation Park, University Park, PA 16802

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