Research News

Institute awards seed grants for computational, data science projects

Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Sciences has awarded eight seed grants to bolster computational and data science research projects throughout the University. The support will benefit researchers from five Penn State campuses studying topics ranging from weather prediction to forecasting mortgage loan closures to exploring engineering approaches for battery materials.

First report on Pennsylvanians' online gambling behaviors released

Interactive gaming, or online gambling, became legal in Pennsylvania in 2017. In the first assessment of how this policy change is impacting Pennsylvanians, a recently released report by Penn State researchers and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs found that approximately 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians engage in interactive gaming.

Penn State Harrisburg researchers receive grants to study PA populations

Bing Ran, associate professor of public administration, and Philip Sirinides, director of the college’s Institute of State and Regional Affairs and associate professor of education, recently received grants from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania to study Pennsylvania populations. Both studies will provide insight into the implications of the changing population in Pennsylvania.

Penn State announces the formation of a new Center for Racial Justice

As part of ongoing efforts to address the challenges of racism, racial bias and community safety that persist in our nation, Penn State has announced the formation of a new Center for Racial Justice. The center, as part of the initiatives outlined by Penn State President Eric J. Barron in a letter earlier this year to the Penn State community, will advance the work of the Select Penn State Presidential Commission on Racism, Bias, and Community Safety and will be dedicated to research and scholarship around racism and racial bias.