Penn State and Happy Valley, Ranked

By Mary Elder For more than 150 years, Penn State has been a leader in higher education. Penn State World Campus is no exception and has offered students a world-class education for 25 years. Penn State World Campus boats the #1 online Bachelor’s in Psychology program, the #3 online Bachelor in Business Program and the […]


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The Place to Be for Industry and Tech in 2021

Image: Penn State/flickr An impressive roster of spring events make Penn State a popular stop for not only Happy Valley  industry and tech experts, but for industry and tech experts, researchers in a range of fields, startup founders and investors as well. Check out these upcoming events and mark your calendar now.  Penn State Startup […]

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RxFF Consulting’s Chemical Simulations Fill Demand in Materials Development Industry

Dr. Adri van Duin and his wife, Dr. Diana van Duin started RxFF Consulting in 2013, but the roots of the company stretch back many years earlier. Adri, who also heads the van Duin Group at Penn State, which focuses on the development and application of reactive force field methods, is the main developer of […]

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Penn State Ties with Johns Hopkins for First-Place Research Recognition

Image: Penn State/PATRICK MANSELL Penn State takes another top spot in the research world, with the new National Science Foundation rankings of Higher Education Research and Development research expenditures putting Penn State in first place, tied with Johns Hopkins University. Both universities can boast 16 research fields within the top 10 for expenditures in their […]

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Race to the Moon, Industry 4.0-Style

North American oil and gas well completion giant FTS International (NYSE American: FTSI) recently announced the successful launch of fully automated equipment health monitoring and control using KCF Technologies’ MachineIQ™ (MIQ) on an active hydraulic fracturing site. KCF Chief Technology Officer Jacob Loverich said, “This very well may be the first installed Industry 4.0 revolution […]

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The Next-Gen Rechargeable Battery Technology that Could Power the Future of Electric Cars

Image: Penn State Happy Valley-based EC Power is partnering with engineering researchers at Penn State to develop next-generation rechargeable battery technology for consumer electronics and power grid management, as well as electric vehicles. Professor Chao-Yang Wang, the William E. Diefenderfer Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State, founded the company in 2011. “We currently have several joint […]

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Penn State Makes Strides in Equity and Access with Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Collaboration

Penn State is making strides to create a more equitable economy, one that will support the success of minority and female-led startups, create relational change for employees and lay critical foundations to support sustained systems change. A new partnership between Penn State-based Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center’s Health and Human Development Design for Impact […]

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