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$20 Million DOE project to develop computational tools for coupled human-natural systems

Along with Stanford University, Penn State will lead a five-year project to create a state-of-the-art framework of computational tools that will help to assess the impacts of weather-related variability and change. "No longer can we rely on individual models to assess the problem. We need an integrated system of models," said Penn State's Karen Fisher-Vanden, project co-director.

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.


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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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Research Penn State Fall 2016
Volume 36 | Number 2
In This Issue: The Virus in the Cupboard: Hunting Pathogens Close to Home // Abandoning Creativity // Civil War Goes Graphic // Materials Matter // Road Salt After the Melt