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Vice President for Research

NSF supports new global partnerships in research and education through PIRE program

Penn State receives $5M award to focus on the science of language learning for education.

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Penn State partners with Alstom to establish Microgrid Center of Excellence

Will help advance the development of microgrid technologies as part of The Navy Yard’s grid modernization project.

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Penn State researchers explore the future of augmentative communication

Dr. Janice Light receives $5M award to enhance communication for children and adults who rely on alternative communication.

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Interdisciplinary Research

Penn State has exceptionally strong interdisciplinary research efforts, focused by independently administered units whose activities cut across college boundaries.

Materials Research Institute
Materials Research Institute

Institutes of Energy and the Environment
Institutes of Energy and the Environment

Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Clinical & Translational Science Institute
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Social Science Research Institute
Social Science Research Institute

Institute for CyberScience
Institute for CyberScience

Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Animal Resource Program

Defense-Related Research

Applied Research Laboratory

Electro-Optics Center
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