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Penn State Brandywine at the Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum and Penn State Brandywine partner to teach sustainability

In October, Penn State Brandywine’s Sustainovation Club and Sustainovation Team partnered with Tyler Arboretum to give the arboretum’s annual Pumpkin Days festival an educational twist.
Map of Sustainable Communities programs at Penn State campuses

Sustainability community program expands across Commonwealth with PepsiCo funds

Five Penn State campuses have been awarded PepsiCo Challenge Mini Grants to expand community engagement efforts through Penn State’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). Penn State Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend and Brandywine will take part in a three-year pilot program to expand the SCC to Penn State communities outside of University Park.
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Brandywine receives Pepsi Challenge Grant for sustainability work

Penn State Brandywine has been selected as one of five Commonwealth campuses to receive a $5,000 grant through Pepsico. As grant recipients, the Brandywine campus will partner with the University’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC) to address sustainability issues throughout the state.
Marissa Maiorano of Penn State Brandywine

Environmentalism meets marketing in Brandywine senior’s final project

When Marissa Maiorano needed to design a capstone project for her Penn State degree, she couldn’t choose between her passions — environmental research and business. She solved the problem by combining them.
Breath Hand of Penn State Brandywine

Brandywine senior uses capstone to study people, psychology and the planet

Breath Hand, a senior at Penn State’s Brandywine campus, plans to graduate next fall not only with a bachelor of science in psychology, but also with a double minor in environmental inquiry and civic and community engagement.
Penn State Brandywine's John Miller

Instructor and student collaborate to create a garbage-tracking app

Last year, a reading program at Penn State Brandywine led a course instructor and a student to team up for the creation of a garbage-tracking Android app.
Meg Wieger finished high school early to pursue her dream of becoming a country music singer. Now, she’s pursuing another dream: earning a college degree and beginning a career in the renewable energy industry.

For adult learners, study abroad one step toward realizing dreams

For adult learners, a study abroad component can pose unique challenges. But adult learners — many with full-time jobs, families or both — have found ways to successfully juggle the tasks to make studying abroad a reality.
Penn State Brandywine student union building

Penn State Brandywine’s new residence hall, student union promote sustainability

In August 2017, more than 200 Penn State Brandywine students will move into the campus’s new residence hall. In addition to providing students with space, comfort and social opportunities, the residence hall and the new student union will be LEED-certified buildings.
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Remote robot connects engineering students, UMaine cohorts

Penn State Abington and Brandywine engineering majors used a mobile telepresence robot — an iPad attached to a self-balancing vehicle — to collaborate with students at the University of Maine.
Students working in garden

Penn State Brandywine takes on sustainable initiatives

Last summer, the Penn State Brandywine Vairo Library staff enrolled in the Green Paws program. Green Paws is a certification program designed to help offices at either University Park or other Commonwealth Campuses to be more sustainable.

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