2010 Penn State Research News
Penn State research news from 2010.
Anacor Pharmaceuticals, co-founded by Dr. Stephen Benkovic--Penn State Evan Pugh Professor and Eberly Chair in Chemistry, and recipient of the 2010 National Medal of Science--is the first Penn State start-up company to complete an initial public offering of its common stock.
Mary Frecker, professor of mechanical engineering, explains how her research team is developing new multifunctional microsurgical tools in collaboration with the University's nanoparticles experts.
Among the 10 individuals honored at the White House were Stephen J. Benkovic, Evan Pugh professor of chemistry and holder of the Eberly family chair in chemistry at Penn State.
While a wealth of rankings and surveys annually give Penn State high marks, one recent ranking reflecting students' career prospects after graduation has the University rated the best in the nation.
Presentations from Penn State Energy Day, held in Washington, DC on November 19, 2010, are now available on our Web site.
Energy research at Penn State will be the focus of a daylong series of presentations by University faculty along with government and industry representatives at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19.
A team of researchers has used stem cells taken from the skin of patients with Rett syndrome -- the most physically disabling of the autism disorders -- to replicate autism in the lab and to study how the disease affects brain cells.
Charles Fisher, professor of biology at Penn State, along with a team of scientists discovered a community of corals that includes many recently dead colonies and others that clearly are dying.
A team of Penn State researchers is advancing the development of micro-scale surgical instruments that lead to better patient care and lower health-care costs-issues of tremendous importance to all of us.
Penn State rose to ninth place among all the nation's colleges and universities in total R&D expenditures on science and engineering for fiscal 2008-09, according to the NSF.
Penn State received a B+ rating in the Green Report Card survey conducted by the Sustainability Endowments Institute.
Posted: Nov 04, 2010
The goal of this Penn State led project is to unlock the genetic secrets of Earth's most ancient living lineage of flowering plants -- the original source of genes for all economically important flowering crops.
An international program to unveil the nature of Dark Energy, the mysterious force that is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate, has been awarded a grant of $8 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Benkovic, an Evan Pugh professor of chemistry at Penn State, is one of 10 eminent researchers named by President Obama to receive the 2010 National Medal of Science, the nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in scientific research.
Posted: Oct 05, 2010
Penn State's Larson Institute will enhance the security of U.S. facilities overseas through R&D related to anti-ram barrier protection systems.
Dignitaries including U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Governor Rendell celebrated a $129 million grant focused on making buildings more energy efficient at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia.
Posted: Sep 30, 2010
Penn State's research expenditures totaled an all-time high of $780 million for the 2009-10 fiscal year.
Penn State spin-off company, Strategic Polymer Sciences, receives $1 million from DOE to advance high performance energy storage for electric vehicles
SPS is a spin-off from Penn State focusing on the development and commercialization of the state-of-the-art electro-polymer technology invented by Dr. Qiming Zhang.
Repeal of birthright citizenship for the U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants would expand the nation's unauthorized population by at least 5 million over the next decade, according to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute.
Ground was broken on Friday, September 17, 2010 for a new building on the University Park campus that will help Penn Staters expand knowledge of the factors that affect our health and the interventions necessary to promote a higher quality of life.