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October 16, 2011

The Penn State Center presented the "Be Green, Make Green" summer school program at four Pittsburgh public school locations. Summer Dreamers targeted middle-school students' summer slump by immersing them in a highly engaging learning environment and exploring sustainability in science and technology. The students had a wide variety of experiences. They started their own urban farm, learned ways...

October 16, 2011

The Penn State Center launched its 2011 Green Infrastructure Technical Workshop series in April with the Sustainable Sites Initiative Primer. Conducting the four-hour workshop was José Almiñana, a current member of the Technical Core Committee of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), and his associate Laura Hansplant from Andropogen. Since the first workshop, the focus of the series has been...

October 16, 2011

Penn State received a $5 million AFRI grant to study food security and regional food systems as part of a national initiative to reduce problems in these areas. Deno De Ciantis, director of The Penn State Center, will provide assistance for the five-year project.The project will focus on whether regionally produced foods can improve food access and affordability and benefit local/regional farmers...

October 16, 2011

This fall marks the fourth year that our center's Pittsburgh Studio will work with advanced students from University Park's landscape architecture program. Directed by Ken Tamminga, Penn State professor of landscape architecture in the College of Arts and Architecture, the students engage Pittsburgh communities in cooperation with the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development, office of...

October 16, 2011

Ken Tamminga, Penn State professor of landscape architecture in the College of Arts and Architecture, was named the northeast regional winner of the 2011 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the National Outreach Scholarship Conference. The Magrath Award looks to identify colleges and universities that...

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