How the Moshannon Valley turned economic disaster into multi-million dollar success

By Holly Riddle Photo: Provided. Just a short drive from Penn State’s University Park campus, the greater Moshannon Valley region welcomes visitors with its expansive and beautiful natural landscape and charming small towns like the region’s heart of activity, Philipsburg. However, for the average traveler with no business ties, Moshannon Valley may still just be […]


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Why Here: A Competitive Ecosystem Built on Rich Resources and Top Talent

When Happy Valley started making national news in rankings, many of its accolades were around lifestyle. The area was named “Least Stressful Town in the U.S.” by Psychology Today in 1988 and since then has been heaped with praise for safety, health, walkability, music scene and adventure culture. More recently, recognition has reflected the innovation and resource-rich […]

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Engineers create bio-inspired sensors for smarter robotics

A Penn State professor has collaborated with researchers in China to develop an “electronic skin” sensor that mimics dynamic human motion, and their breakthrough could change the future for severely disabled people.  Huanyu “Larry” Cheng is Penn State’s Dorothy Quiggle Early Career Professor in engineering science and mechanics, and he’s been named on Forbes 30 […]

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Female-Led Med Tech Company Pushes Forward Amidst COVID-19

Actuated Medical is working hard to help specialized populations during COVID, as well as to continue serving the medical community in new ways, despite the pandemic. Actuated Medical, Inc. (AMI) has been busy this year, developing, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, face shields for industries and populations with various needs that can’t be met […]

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Breadth of Penn State’s Research Expertise Surpasses that of any University in the Country

The total puts Penn State even higher in elite rankings of national research universities Penn State’s research expenditures exceeded $1 billion during the 2019-20 fiscal year. The total figure of $1.01 billion reflects the interdisciplinary strength that the university has been building over the past three decades, and puts Penn State even higher in its […]

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How to Hire Penn State's Top Grads: 6 Recruiting Resources You Need

Credit: Patrick Mansell Attracting and retaining top talent is a major piece of business success, and employers needn’t look any further than Penn State. With half a million alumni, Penn State is supplying the nation with top talent from leading degree programs. The U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” (Undergraduate) for 2020 ranks Penn […]

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Materials Valley By the Numbers

Credit: Patrick Mansell Read any headlines about materials research or commercial material breakthroughs, and sooner or later, Penn State’s name will be mentioned. That’s because it not only leads the world in materials research, but it also successfully partners with materials companies to use that research as a catalyst for industry change. From Penn State’s […]

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