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We ask why and
search for how.

At the Eberly College of Science, home of the biological, physical, and mathematical sciences, our curiosity drives us to advance scientific knowledge. And our eagerness to explore is only matched by our determination to improve society and build a better future.

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We're driven to create
a positive impact.
We want to make a difference in the lives and futures of our students, in the work conducted by our faculty, and in the scientific discoveries that will shape our world.
Through a deep dedication to the basic biological, physical, and mathematical sciences at Penn State, we’re empowering individual scientists and addressing large-scale challenges in the ways we teach, the research we conduct, and the community we build.
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We build a foundation
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$107.3 million

in research expenditures

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More than 3,000

research projects being conducted by students and faculty

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83,000 times

papers published by our college were cited in 2013

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researchers working in the lab

At the Eberly College of Science, our undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty engage in foundational and pioneering research to make discoveries with widespread impact. Every step we take forward is informed by our findings and inspired by our breakthroughs.

while breaking boundaries.
The Eberly College of Science continues to evolve as a vibrant and diverse scientific and educational community that is internationally renowned for excellence, helping to improve the world through our discoveries."
Douglas R. Cavener, Verne M. Willaman Dean
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