The Penn State Center for Security Research and Education has announced its spring 2020 grant program to support security-related scholarship and educational programs at Penn State. University faculty and researchers are eligible to apply by Feb. 14, 2020.
Vice Admiral (Ret.) James W. Houck, director of the Center for Security Research and Education and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs, gives closing remarks at CSRE's spring 2019 symposium.
Penn State Harrisburg graduate students in environmental pollution control Rizki Prasetyaningtyas and Saskia Putri have been eating lots of bananas and oranges. All this fruit consumption has a purpose. The students are testing whether fruit peels can be used to remove heavy metals from wastewater coming from textile mills like the ones in their native country Indonesia.
Rizki Prasetyaningtyas, left, and Saskia Putri, who were awarded full scholarships to study in the United States through USAID, said they chose Penn State Harrisburg because they were intrigued by the chance to join small classes with plenty of hands-on practice and research opportunities.
The students found that when mixed with a solution containing chromium in normal concentrations, the peels worked very well to absorb and bind to the metal. The found that bananas worked better than oranges.