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Happy Valley is turning out some pretty successful #STEM students. #PennState http://bit.ly/1RPGyOw
State College, PA seems to have the midas touch for startups at Penn State University's Innovation Park.
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“It gives you a real science experience you don’t get in the classroom. I learned what it is like to take actual measurements instead of projects that have already been recorded in class.” State High students partner with Penn State to monitor water quality. http://bit.ly/1e3AO6N
State College Area High School students are taking samples and recording data on water quality at Black Moshannon State Park as part of the TeenShale Network partnership with Penn State. TeenShale is part of the Shale Network, an ongoing research initiative by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State and other institutions collecting data on water quality where natural gas drilling is taking place.
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"Past dating has been too reliant on tree-ring dates, so we are going back into the collections and targeting objects like the scarlet macaws that can be radiocarbon dated." Penn State researching #Carbon14 dating of scarlet macaws. http://bit.ly/1J5nfP9
Carbon 14 dating of scarlet macaw remains indicates that interaction between Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, and Mesoamerica began more than 100 years earlier than previously thought, according to a team of archaeologists.
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“Revitalizing a community is going to be hard work. We have to take things one step at a time, but first the community must rally together.” Penn State lecturer and student team work to change perception of a Pittsburgh community in need. http://bit.ly/1Gnb8J2
Penn State students are working through an engaged scholarship and outreach effort to help revitalize a pair of Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
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One Penn Stater is bringing clean water to rural India. http://bit.ly/1L2MP9I
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Just twelve miles from Penn State's University Park campus, Shaver's Creek inspires discovery of the natural world in all its wonder—and offers an up-close look at several species of majestic #birds of prey. #nature http://bit.ly/1Gob4fi
Just twelve miles from Penn State's University Park campus, Shaver's Creek inspires discovery of the natural world in all its wonder—and offers an up-close look at several species of majestic birds of prey.
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Penn State Brandywine’s #pollinator garden is the “bee’s knees.” http://bit.ly/1Luo2MM
Penn State Brandywine recently received certification from the Pennsylvania State Master Gardeners to be a Pennsylvania Pollinator Friendly Garden. This comes after the White House announced the first national strategy to promote the health of pollinators.
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The largest and brightest set of cosmic rings resulting from echoes of X-ray light has been discovered by a science team that includes a Penn State #astronomer. http://bit.ly/1TNfB1T
The largest and brightest set of cosmic rings resulting from echoes of X-ray light has been discovered by a science team that includes a Penn State astronomer. The team used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover the beautiful and extraordinary rings, which were produced by an intense burst of energy from a neutron star. Rings of this type give astronomers a rare chance to determine the distance from Earth to an object in our Milky Way Gala...
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“I think learning how their dig sites are placed in the context of their surroundings was very important. Finding artifacts is great, but being able to relate those finds into a bigger picture that might tell ‘why’ or ‘how’ those artifacts got there in the first place is another important piece of the puzzle." Penn State Department of #Anthropology’s #archaeological field school go on a dig. http://bit.ly/1J8hHWJ
Landscape Architecture faculty member Tim Murtha and fifth-year student Chris Frey recently shared their expertise with the Department of Anthropology’s archaeological field school, which concluded this week at Foster Farmstead, a 19th-century historic site located on the grounds of the Arboretum at Penn State. Under the direction of Claire Milner, curator of the Matson Museum of Anthropology, twelve field school participants excavated in and aro...
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Some health tips from Penn State Hershey for dads in honor of Father's Day. http://bit.ly/1RfMO1D
With Father’s Day on the horizon, here are some tips you can share with dad to help him live a long and healthy life.
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“The partnership with Penn State University is key in attracting the best quality sergeants major to the program and ultimately becoming instructors in the Sergeants Major Course.” The United States Army chooses Penn State as a partner for new educational fellowship program.
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"It is no longer only about transporting zinc into milk, but now it's also about milk composition and milk production." Shannon Kelleher, Penn State associate professor of cellular and molecular physiology, studies the role of zinc and its transporters in breast development and #lactation. http://bit.ly/1ekshNw
Zinc plays an important role in a woman's ability to successfully breast-feed her child, according to health researchers.
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Founded in 1855, Penn State is a world-class learning community and research university with 24 campuses across Pennsylvania.