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Penn State Energy Days.

How do we meet the goals of energy affordability, sustainability, and security to ensure innovation, policy, and investment in our energy system going forward?

To meet these current and future energy challenges, Penn State is hosting the Energy Days Conference on May 22-23, 2017, at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on University Park campus.

Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research is responsible for facilitating the $836-million-per-year research enterprise at Penn State by working with a broad range of units across the University.


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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

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

12:00 PM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Craig Cameron – Professor and Eberly Chair, Biochemical and Molecular Biology No pre-...

102 Kern Graduate Building
1:00 PM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Sara Horn – Director of the IRB Program, Office for Research Protections No pre-registration is...

102 Kern Graduate Building
3:30 PM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Robert Segura – Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety No pre-registration is...

102 Kern Graduate Building
12:30 PM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Wayne Mowery – Director of Compliance, Office of Ethics and Compliance; Penn State Export Compliance...

102 Kern Graduate Building
2:30 PM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Event Bright Registration: Pre-...

9:00 AM

(Qualifies for SARI Credit) Event Bright Registration: Pre-registration...

The 330 Building, Room 205LL

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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