Enhancing Health

Thanks to a seed grant supporting Penn State strategic priorities, University researchers hope to realize the promise and potential of big data to advance biomedical research by creating a Digital Collaboratory for Precision Health Research.

Transforming Education

A select cohort of Penn State faculty is investigating dynamic models for student engagement, breaking through traditional classroom instruction and redefining the meaning of transformative education.

Driving Digital Innovation

A group of Penn State researchers is developing a system — WearIT — utilizing wearable devices as tools to help individuals battle addiction.

Stewarding Our Planet’s Resources

A National Science Foundation grant totaling $1.2 million over three years has been awarded to researchers at Penn State and Cornell universities who are exploring how to most efficiently separate water into hydrogen and oxygen, so hydrogen can be collected and serve as a sustainable fuel source.

Advancing the Arts and Humanities

Projects by students at Penn State Behrend support local artists and cultural organizations.

Penn State’s University-wide Strategic Plan

During the past four decades, strategic planning has paved the way for Penn State to be recognized as one of the world’s great research universities. Penn State’s current strategic plan, titled “Our Commitment to Impact,” establishes and elucidates the University’s priorities and goals through 2020. The complete text of the plan is published on this website, along with content that explains how the plan is being implemented. Visit the Events page to learn more about upcoming opportunities to learn more about and engage in the strategic plan implementation process.