Penn State Grad, Chairman & CEO of Medtronic talks innovations in healthcare

Penn State alumnus Geoff Martha is Chairman & CEO of Medtronic, a global leader in healthcare technology. He recently appeared on episode #54 of the Lion Legacy podcast, talking about miniaturization, AI, robotics and other disruptions in healthcare. Listen here. These are FDA approved products out on the market today, and the AI-driving robots, that's […]


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From the lab bench to the bedside: reducing the side effects of chemotherapy

Chemotherapy has saved millions of lives across the United States — but many cancer survivors experience painful and debilitating side effects from the treatment. And, even with the advances in drug-free cancer treatment methods, chemotherapy remains the standard. However, a group of Penn State researchers has developed a new class of nanomaterials engineered to capture […]

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Turning hard problems into easy ones

A new software tool can accelerate materials science research by cutting out tedious background research on material properties. Developed by Penn State and Sandia National Laboratories researchers, propSym is an open-source software on the programming platform MATLAB that calculates the fundamental constants needed to describe the physical properties of solids, such as metals, ceramics or […]

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Creating a sustainable future through 2D technology

  Sustainability and energy efficiency are critical issues in today’s world. Penn State associate professor of engineering science and mechanics, Saptarshi Das, is working toward solutions using unique algorithms and 2D technology. Das began his professional career at Argonne National Laboratory in the suburbs of Chicago after earning his PhD from Purdue University. He remained […]

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Not just a number: Navengage helps every student find their voice

In 2021, total enrollment in Penn State University was more than 88,000. Imagine being one voice in that large crowd and trying to find your way. At institutions large and small, it’s all too easy for students to feel as though they’re just another number, despite the college or university’s best efforts. But what if […]

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Penn State Professor James Adair’s True Calling

HappyValley Industry recently sat down with James Adair, professor of materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacology. Named Invent Penn State’s “Inventor of the Year” in 2018, Adair is part of a team working on an innovative cancer treatment that could be a real game-changer.  Adair, who grew up in Jupiter, Florida, during the […]

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Phospholutions' Pauline Welikhe Wins Emerging Scholar Award: “I Want to Contribute to Food and Water Security”

Phospholutions research scientist Pauline Welikhe has been named 2021 International Fertilizer Association’s Emerging Scholar in recognition of her distinguished research in sustainable phosphorus. She says her work focused on managing this finite resource is rooted in economic and social advancement for developing countries. “My drive is simple,” she says. “I want to contribute to food […]

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