Penn State Schuylkill faculty members are leaders in their fields. Many conduct research across disciplines while enlisting help from students, while others contribute to pedagogical research that allows instructors to best educate and engage with students.
Visit our Penn State Schuylkill Research site to see what projects some of our faculty members are currently working on.
Collaborating across disciplines
Interdisciplinary research is a critical aspect of Penn State's research enterprise. At Penn State Schuylkill, collaborative faculty research manifests in projects including:
- Statistics studies that inform machine learning and crime/recidivism indicators
- Eastern European cultural studies that link humanities and history
- Communications research that connects rhetorical analysis with political science
- Soil microbe research that leads to advances in health sciences and deters antibiotic resistance
Research that improves people's lives
Penn State Schuylkill's faculty researchers are committed to projects that will positively impact the communities they serve. Current faculty research projects include:
- Examinations of heterocyclic compounds that have shown anti-parasitic properties and may decrease parasitic deaths
- Mosquito vector research that may decrease mosquito-borne illnesses
- Anti-bullying research in youth that may contribute to a decrease in suicide rates
- Cyanobacteria research that may help prevent harmful algal blooms in natural bodies of water, preventing sickness and death in humans and animals
- Honey bee colony decline and the pathogens threatening pollinators in the Commonwealth