Data – Knowledge – Impact

The world is changing. How it changes is up to us.

In some ways, it is deteriorating. Many people on Earth are feeling the impacts of climate change, pollution, and shortages of resources, such as energy, food, and clean water.

However, those same challenges offer opportunities to improve, to innovate, and to overcome.

These opportunities are where Penn State and IEE researchers develop science-based solutions through interdisciplinary research.

With data, we create knowledge, and from that knowledge, we initiate impact, transforming the power of science into new ways of understanding and improving our society and caring for our planet.

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Research Themes

IEE's five research themes focus on timely energy and environmental challenges, as well as the unique opportunities that Penn State researchers have in shaping our shared future.