Just as throwing a stone into a lake creates a ripple effect, creating a solar energy system can have a significant impact on energy supply and prices in big multi-state regions, according to a Penn State Hazleton faculty member whose research focuses on renewable energy.
Through her research studies, Mesude Bayrakci-Boz has examined how solar energy production could affect electricity supply in a region consisting of Pennsylvania and 12 other states.
Every year, motor vehicle crashes caused by distracted driving kill thousands of people, injure hundreds of thousands, and cost billions of dollars. And yet drivers continue to text and drive, even though they know it’s dangerous.
Now, a new study from researchers at Penn State Hazleton and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) finds that video-based “threat appeals” may be a promising strategy for reducing texting and driving.
When the power goes out, for most of us it’s an inconvenience of losing something we take for granted – the ability to turn on a light, make a pot of coffee or watch TV. But for people with disabilities, power outages can be much more serious, threatening their sole means of connection and information from the outside world or hindering their ability to breathe.
From the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania to the islands of Fiji in the South Pacific, Julia Carter’s life experience includes stints in both – as a student at Penn State Hazleton and, most recently, a competitor on the CBS hit series Survivor.
Charlie Karchner has attended THON for 16 years, and has even been on the floor of the 46-hour dance marathon. But this year will bring a whole new THON experience for him as he takes on the role of dancer. Karchner is a survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and he and his family were supported by THON while he underwent treatment.
A group of engineering students at Penn State Hazleton is already getting the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills to use on a real-world project. They are working on designing a drinking water protection system for the borough of Bellefonte on its historic Big Spring, which provides water for about 9,000 customers.
A health condition of his own led to a research interest for Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services Garrett Huck and gave him the desire to help improve the lives of others diagnosed with alopecia areata.
Sally and Mattie aren’t who you’d typically find on a college campus, but they’re welcome visitors – and good listeners – at Penn State Hazleton.
The Labrador retrievers come to the campus every few weeks with their handlers, retired biology professor Dave Orbin and his wife, Kathy. The Orbins raise puppies to be guide dogs for the blind through The Seeing Eye.