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10/10/2023
Why Happy Valley is a sensor technology hotspot

By Holly Riddle  Photo Credit KCF Technologies You don’t notice them, but they’re always there — measuring, monitoring, helping you live a safer, more convenient life. Sensors have become widely used in manufacturing and are now commonplace in homes and personal items, from smartphones to cars to smart-home devices like robot vacuums, lights, thermostats, cameras […]

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10/03/2023
Penn State’s Materials Day 2023 October 26-27

Materials Day 2023, a marquee event for the materials community, is scheduled for October 26-27. The registration deadline is October 19. Materials Day is designed to share Penn State’s vast materials research knowledge and infrastructure with its industrial and government research and service partners. Plan to attend if you want to be informed about materials […]

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09/19/2023
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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09/12/2023
Students use personal experiences to create real-world AI solutions at Nittany AI Challenge

By Chara Fitch Offer Pilot, winner of the 2023 Nittany AI Challenge. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has created both excitement and uncertainty as users consider how to use it both effectively and ethically. At Penn State, nine student teams advanced to the final phase of Nittany AI Alliance’s eight-month competition, the Nittany […]

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08/29/2023
5 questions with a researcher: “Printing replacement organs is the ultimate goal”

By Cara Aungst Ibrahim Ozbolat leads a lab specializing in 3D printing to create a range of tissues for use in human health. Photo submitted. Penn State is leading the way in a new endeavor to 3D-print human tissue and bone at scale. When fully developed, the technology will be the first to enable the […]

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08/22/2023
Huck Institutes: Solving big-picture questions through the power of collaboration

By Holly Riddle One might expect researchers across a single university to collaborate on a regular basis, regardless of expertise or department, but in truth, it often isn’t the case. Penn State is a notable exception — interdisciplinary research is one area where the university really shines. This fact was highlighted in a 2020 study […]

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