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March 22 2017

Bedbugs beware: New research may beat back bedbug epidemic

A new biopesticide developed by Penn State scientists has the potential to turn the bedbug control market on its ear, thanks to a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem taking root at Penn State that’s helping to push crucial discoveries out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

March 22 2017

Study demonstrates bed-bug biopesticide could defeat insecticide resistance

A fungal biopesticide that shows promise for the control of bed bugs is highly effective even against bed-bug populations that are insecticide resistant, according to research conducted by scientists at Penn State and North Carolina State universities. The study suggests that Aprehend, a mycoinsecticide developed at Penn State, likely will provide an important new tool for managing bed-bug infestations, which have surged in recent years.

March 15 2017

Penn State Behrend team wins CFA regional challenge

A Penn State Behrend team won the initial round of the CFA Institute Research Challenge, the “investment Olympics” for university students. The team advances to the Americas Regional final, set for April 6-7 in Seattle.

March 13 2017

Penn State named site of Center for e-Design

Penn State is the newest addition to the Center for e-Design, a seven-university, 35-plus member National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.

March 10 2017

Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch helps entrepreneurs grow or start businesses

The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving in Schuylkill County. Specialty car restorations, analog-to-digital conversions and restorations, and a new local archery range were among the innovations on display at Penn State Schuylkill’s successful inaugural Business Plan Competition.

February 06 2017

Abington LaunchBox holding business competition for student, local entrepreneurs

Penn State Abington students and Abington Township community entrepreneurs will compete for up to $2,000 and valuable business services in the first Abington LaunchBox Business Plan Competition.

February 03 2017

Barron to discuss higher ed, economic development on WPSU’s ‘Digging Deeper’

Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Dennis Davin, Pennsylvania’s secretary for the Department of Community and Economic Development, will discuss the state’s economy and higher education’s role in it during the next episode of WPSU Penn State’s “Digging Deeper.” The show will air at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Feb. 12 on WPSU-TV.

February 02 2017

Measure of impact

Penn State sophomore Matthew Roda’s startup company is developing a portable concussion screening device that is being vetted by a University expert.

February 01 2017

Volvo funds research in energy efficient vehicles through ‘Innovation Gateway’

The Volvo Group will fund a new research project from the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State as a result of its participation in Innovation Gateway, an open innovation tool launched by the University in the fall of 2016. Volvo is the first industry partner to complete a research challenge through Innovation Gateway, which aims to connect faculty ideas with organizations that can bring them to the marketplace.