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Penn State Schuylkill students Marla, Ian, and Alyssa build a wall in their Portugal Habitat for Humanity build site.

An uplifting trip: Habitat for Humanity Portugal

Nine Penn State students from three different campuses — Schuylkill, University Park and Harrisburg — were charged with helping to build the exterior walls for a home of three in the city of Amarante in the northern Portuguese district of Porto, where they discovered, “Te deixas sempre um pouco de ti e lleas also contigo” — "You always leave a bit of you and always take something with you." The students traveled to Portugal as part of a Habitat for Humanity International Global Village Trip to Amarante, Portugal, May 5-14, thanks to a grant from Penn State's Student Engagement Network.
A group of Penn Staters proudly pose in front of their Portugal-based Habitat for Humanity build site.

Penn Staters visit Portugal

A group of Penn Staters proudly pose in front of their Portugal-based Habitat for Humanity build site. Front row, left to right: Jaqueline Beltran, University Park; Raquele Amato, Penn State Schuylkill; Tesi Washington, Penn State Harrisburg; Rogerio, Habitat for Humanity Portugal construction coordinator; Gabriel, partner family - Angela’s son; and Marla Stoner, Penn State Schuylkill. Second row, left to right: Madison Altmyer, University Park; John Sloane, University Park; Ian McGowan, Penn State Schuylkill; Alyssa Hatter, Penn State Schuylkill; Angela, partner family - Gabriel’s mother; Alex Bengel, University Park; Florbela Ferreira, Habitat for Humanity Portugal host coordinator; and Bryan M. Valentine, Penn State Schuylkill staff.

Penn State students stand in front of their Habitat for Humanity build site in Portugal

Penn Staters visit Portugal

A group of Penn Staters proudly pose in front of their Habitat for Humanity build site in Portugal.

Front row, left to right: Jaqueline Beltran, University Park; Raquele Amato, Penn State Schuylkill; Tesi Washington, Penn State Harrisburg; Rogerio, Habitat for Humanity Portugal construction coordinator; Gabriel, partner family - Angela’s son; and Marla Stoner, Penn State Schuylkill.

Second row, left to right: Madison Altmyer, University Park; John Sloane, University Park; Ian McGowan, Penn State Schuylkill; Alyssa Hatter, Penn State Schuylkill; Angela, partner family - Gabriel’s mother; Alex Bengel, University Park; Florbela Ferreira, Habitat for Humanity Portugal host coordinator; and Bryan M. Valentine, Penn State Schuylkill staff.

Marla, Ian, and Alyssa at Habitat for Humanity Portugal build site

An Uplifting Trip: Habitat for Humanity Portugal

“Te deixas sempre um pouco de ti e lleas also contigo”—You always leave a bit of you and always take something with you. Nine Penn State students from three different campuses—Schuylkill, University Park and Harrisburg—will always recall this Portuguese-inspired thought as shared with them by Florbela Ferreira.

Students Marla and Alyssa stand next to the campus certified pollinator friendly garden in their bee suits.

National conference helps inform future careers for young researchers

New experiences inspire new understandings that often lead to an unexpected egress in the road ahead.
Students Marla and Alyssa stand next to the campus certified pollinator friendly garden in their bee suits.

National conference helps inform future careers for young researchers

Students Marla and Alyssa stand next to the campus certified pollinator friendly garden in their bee suits.

Penn State announces Global Programs Travel Grants 2017 competition results

Global Programs' fall 2017 travel grants have been awarded in three grant categories: Faculty Travel Grants, Transformational Travel Grants, and Graduate Student Travel Grants. Based on the review committees’ evaluations and recommendations, 30 applicants were selected for funding support. The awardees will travel to 19 countries on four continents.
honey bees on a honeycomb

a honeycomb built by honey bees

Honey bees are the subject of a new Penn State study to determine best practices for the organic beekeeping industry.

honey bees on a honeycomb

In pursuit of the best practices for the organic beekeeping industry

Dr. Brenna Traver is part of a team of Penn State scientists comparing different honey bee management systems on the largest scale ever undertaken to help alleviate colony losses.
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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.

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