Started while the founder was still a Penn State student, Phospholutions has developed a product that boosts the survival rate of transplanted seedlings, makes them more drought-resistant and reduces the environmental consequences of wasted fertilizer. They're coming to a golf course or playing field near you.
This Philadelphia university is pioneering a program in Peace Engineering, the first of its kind in the United States. The emerging field mashes up engineering and applied sciences with the social sciences to mitigate conflicts across the globe and in Drexel's local community.
Preventing the spread of malaria is just one of the real world problems being tackled at this innovative facility. Huck supports over 500 researchers in State College while bringing engineering expertise to the life sciences.
A student athlete turned school counselor, Linsey Covert knows the deep impact it makes on a young person when they're part of a team. She's taking that philosophy into local schools in an effort to combat bullying, increase attendance and decrease behavior incidents.
Already one of the top 50 research universities in the world, Penn State is broadening its mission with this Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success.
This small liberal arts school has earned a national reputation by pushing students to tackle diverse course loads and solve real-world problems. Whether they're directing a play, spending a summer doing research or designing a social media strategy for a local shop, these young people are forced to think big.
Like humans, companies start small and evolve. But instead of birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, they mature from intellectual capital to incubation, bootstrapping to venture capital, startup to established enterprise. We take a look at that process via four Philly companies.
Researchers at Penn State University have developed a faster and less expensive DNA sequencing method that has led to a surprising finding. The technique works for any species, so it can be used to study male infertility disorders and male-specific mutations.