09/22/2022
Happy Valley remains a bright spot in a darkening economy

By Timothy Kelly The home of the CIMP-3D Lab. Research at Penn State has been the foundation of many local high tech and deep tech start-ups. Photo: T. Kelly The S&P 500 is down 8.5% in the last six months. The gross domestic product percentage change from the preceding quarter was negative in the first […]

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09/22/2022
Happy Valley: Home of the smart chip?

By Jeff Cavanaugh Across the globe, people rely on smart technology every second of the day, but current security technology within smart devices is lacking in energy conservation and overall efficiency. A team of Penn State researchers hopes to change that. Photo: Kelby Hochreither, Penn State A team of Penn State researchers led by Saptarshi […]

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09/22/2022
Six student startups, $15k each and 13 weeks of focus

By Cara Aungst Six Penn State student startups each received a $15,000 grant and participated in Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank programming this summer as part of the 2022 Summer Founders Program. Credit: Penn State. This summer, six Penn State student startups participated in a 13-week accelerator in a bid to jumpstart their […]

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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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