Research and Engagement

The Office of Research and Engagement supports Penn State Altoona faculty and students in their research, creative practice, out-of-classroom academic activities, and community engagement.

Our students and faculty engage in a wide range of research projects and creative activities that benefit our local communities, businesses, and society at large. Our internationally recognized faculty conduct over $1 million in externally funded research every year. We support undergraduate research with over $200,000 in grants awarded directly to students working with faculty on cutting-edge projects that lead to promising careers in all fields.


Research and Creative Practice

As part of one of the country’s foremost research universities, Penn State Altoona faculty conduct cutting-edge research and engage in nationally recognized scholarship and creative activities.

Students and faculty conduct research in Hawaii

Student Engagement

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom, and Penn State Altoona offers students the opportunity to engage in a wide range of out-of-classroom academic experiences to expand horizons and prepare them for success in the future.

Kids' College

Community Engagement

We serve our community by providing lectures, events, and education both on- and off-campus for learners of all ages through our outreach efforts.