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Penn State will be a leader in creating comprehensive solutions to mitigate the dangers of climate change and address the challenges of providing safe and abundant water, clean and renewable energy sources, and plentiful and nutritious food. Areas of focus include:

  • driving fundamental science relevant to critical problems
  • developing technologies for implementation
  • improving modeling capability
  • fully engaging our research infrastructure
  • forging broad and relevant partnerships

Outreach Team Members

  • Tom Bartnik, Director, Pittsburgh Center
  • Kristian Berg, Producer, WPSU
  • Andy Gatto, Gifts Officer, Development
  • Mark McLaughlin, Director, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
  • Sarah Naylor, Marketing Strategist, Outreach