Why Penn State?

  • We are a top research university with departments that may be most impacted by the current and future political climate.
  • We have multiple departments and organizations qualified to tackle these issues.
  • We live in a politically important state with strong energy connections and both rural and urban communities.
  • We are uniquely poised to change the standard practices for educating scientists so that they are able to better interact with the public, communicate their science, and advocate for science-based policy.