09/20/2022
Research discovery on waste heat could yield innovative new energy source

By Timothy Kelly The Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute, Penn State University. Photo: T. Kelly Waste heat is the unused heat given to the surrounding environment (in the form of thermal energy) by a heat engine in a thermodynamic process in which it converts heat to useful work. Recovering and recycling waste heat has […]

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09/20/2022
TechCelerator winner improving path to addiction recovery

By Nikki Ciecierski Sharina Johnson (right) is pictured at the Ben Franklin TechCelerator program with Arcana Recovery co-founder Laura Arciuolo (left). Photo: Provided. There can often be shame in seeking help for addiction. Just ask Sharina Johnson. As a military veteran who struggled with addiction after coming home from Iraq, she said the military taught […]

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09/20/2022
How Penn State’s materials research discoveries are impacting society

By Cara Aungst Materials Day 2022, the annual marquee event for materials-related interdisciplinary science and engineering at Penn State, will be held Oct. 20-21, 2022, at Penn State’s HUB and Millennium Science Complex. The event will be held in-person this year after being held virtually for the past two years. This year’s theme is "Materials […]

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09/13/2022
Penn State ranked in top 25 American public institutions

Photo: Penn State/Christie Clancy. Penn State topped rankings in  U.S. News’ annual "Best Colleges" ranking for 2022-23, released on Sept. 12. In the study, Penn State is in the top 25 among American Association of Universities public institutions, 31st among national public universities and 77th overall among 443 institutions included in the "National Universities" ranking. […]

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09/13/2022
The finalists in Ben Franklin’s Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest have been announced  

Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s BIG IDEA Contest recently offered agriculture and food & beverage entrepreneurs, innovators and companies in Ben Franklin’s 32-county footprint the chance to pitch to win up to $25,000 in seed funding. This cash prize is designed to support every aspect of turning a business idea into a business reality. “This is […]

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09/13/2022
The first step to bringing your new business vision to life

By Beverly Molnar Photo: Provided. Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank is now accepting applications for its Idea TestLab, a four-week program beginning in October to help would-be entrepreneurs and business owners take the first step toward making their ideas a reality. “The first step is to determine whether you have identified a problem […]

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