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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
Rick Brazier

Rick Brazier

Rick Brazier measures seismic activity to identify whether it is an earthquake or a nuclear event.

Rick Brazier

Discriminating earthquakes from nuclear events is topic of Colloquy Series Talk

On April 12, Penn State Mont Alto will continue in its Colloquy Series talks when Rick Brazier, interim associate dean for faculty and research and associate professor of geoscience and mathematics, presents, “Keeping within the radius! Accurately located earthquakes and nuclear discrimination.”
Max Bramel

Max Bramel

Dr. Max Bramel, Penn State Mont Alto professor in psychology, will demonstrate how game theory research can provide insight and solutions to social dilemmas.

Latrese Morris Academic Festival Poster

Mont Alto Academic Festival winners announced

Chancellor Francis K. Achampong presented awards to students whose work placed highest from among 49 research-based projects during Penn State Mont Alto’s 11th annual Academic Festival on April 22. A crowd packed the General Studies Auditorium for the awards ceremony in the General Studies Auditorium. Sponsored by F&M Trust, the Academic Festival highlighted students’ best academic work for the year, including research-based projects, oral presentations, performances and informational exhibits.
Jennifer Halterman at Mont Alto's Academic Festival

Jennifer Halterman at Mont Alto's Academic Festival

Jennifer Halterman describes her research project titled 'Y-ORCHID-ING-ME,' which provides relevant information about orchids and their use in society during the poster session of the 2015 Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival.

Latrese Morris Academic Festival Poster

Latrese Morris Academic Festival Poster

Latrese Morris describes her research project to John Bardi, Penn State Mont Alto instructor in philosophy. Her project, which explored the weather and climate on various planets and moons in our solar system, received first place in the exhibit category during Mont alto's Academic Festival on April 22.

M57: The Ring Nebula

Astronomy Talk and Star Party at Penn State Mont Alto

Penn State Mont Alto Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Kimberly Herrmann, as she presents her Ph.D. thesis research, “Planetary Nebulae in Spiral Galaxies: Shedding Some Light on Dark Matter,” on April 6 I the General Studies Auditorium on the University’s campus. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with original constellation riddle seating slides and the talk will begin at 7 p.m. with astronomy-themed cookies provided at 8 p.m. Weather permitting, a Star Party will follow Herrmann’s talk in the field behind the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC) from 8:30 pm. To 10 p.m. The presentation and star party are free and open to the public.