When we think about science, we usually think about something we can see: perhaps a model of an atom, or the dividing of cells, or a graph of data. It’s not often that we listen to science. That’s exactly what Mark Ballora, a professor in the Penn State School of Music, does.

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Penn State student standing in front of specrometer

2D Tech


person sitting in front of 3D printer

3D Printing for the Military



Big Spring Spirits


skulls and other bones on lab table

Bone Density


People building structure out of canned food.

CANstruction State College


Plate of food

Childhood Obesity


Coffee being filtered into a pot



Young adult female assisting grade school child with science experiement

Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania


middle school students

Huntingdon STEM Fair 2017


Flight of the Fly

Flight of the Fly


Man holding a snowboard standing in front of an airstream trailer covered in decals

Gilson Snowboards


Group of people at an insect fair

Insect Fair


JeffTech classroom

JEFF TECH Vocational-Technical School



Laser Ablation Tomography


snow boarder sitting down at top of ski slope

Making Snow


Scientist with self-driving submarine

MANTA – Autonomous Underwater System


Millenium Science Competition

Millennium Cafe Pitch Competition


Botanists looking at plant samples

Penn State Herbarium


Andrew Nyblade, professor of geociences, Penn State

Penn State Seismic Network


Videographer shoots video of turf grass

Penn State Turfgrass Science


Field of Elk

Pennsylvania Elk


Snake Guy




Sunset Forecast


person kayaking along river surrounded by fall foliage

The Bog at Black Moshannon State Park


man riding bike

The Science of Bike Riding


many bundles of different size and species wood boards

Wood Collection


Zena Cardman

Zena Cardman, NASA Astronaut Class of ’17



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