2011 Penn State Research News
Penn State research news from 2010.
Posted: Jan 31, 2012
The U. S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.5-million grant to the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute at Penn State.
Posted: Dec 05, 2011
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate is providing $1.3 million to Penn State for a groundbreaking new study of the motivations and behaviors of terrorist actors.
Posted: Nov 14, 2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences a $2.3 million grant to investigate improved production of organic commodities
Penn State Interim President Rodney Erickson addresses current events.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs have awarded three Penn State-led projects $1.6 million.
Penn State awarded $3.3 million to build instrument for finding planets in habitable zones around nearby stars
The National Science Foundation has awarded Penn State a $3.3-million grant to help in the search for Earth-like planets.
United Technologies Corp. presented a gift to Penn State to help create a state-of-the-art turbine testing lab.
The DOE has awarded Penn State $1.2 million to develop a computational Cyber Wind Facility to better collect data.
Posted: Nov 04, 2011
Dow Chemical Co. awarded $1.25 million in research grants to Penn State for flexible and printed electronics, and chemical linguistic analysis. Penn State was one of only 11 universities nationwide to receive this funding.
Assistant professor of aerospace engineering Jack W. Langelaan, and his Penn State engineering team, were awarded first place at the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation Green Flight Challenge held October 4. The team captured the #1.35 million prize - the largest prize ever awarded in aviation history.
Posted: Nov 04, 2011
Penn State received a three-year, $5 million grant from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. It will be part of DOE's Advanced Vehicle Research and Development program, which aims to improving fuel efficiency of next generation vehicles.
The Industrial Research Office (IRO) and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will cease to be standalone offices at Penn State; instead they have merged to form a new Office of Technology Management (OTM).
A strategic CyberScience initiative for Penn State: Report of the CyberScience Task Force.
Posted: Jul 11, 2011
A new industry-led initiative to promote in-state use of Marcellus Shale natural gas by developing a system to recover waste heat from electricity was announced June 30 at the Natural Gas Utilization Workshop at Penn State.
Posted: Jul 06, 2011
When NASA’s final space shuttle mission begins on Friday, so will an experiment on bone density by researchers in the Penn State College of Medicine.
Posted: Jun 24, 2011
The Penn State Smeal College of Business is ranked 15th among all U.S. and international business schools and fourth among publicly supported schools for scholarly research output, according to data from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).
Students from Penn State won fourth place and brought home a number of other awards at the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge competition, held in Milford, Mich., and Washington, D.C.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the project brings together researchers, educators, entrepreneurs and community leaders from a 12-state region to shed light on how the food system can better serve all Americans.
Penn State won a $27.3 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health designed to accelerate the translation of scientific discovery into methods for improving public health.