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Eberly Science

Science and sustainability
have a home in the Eberly College of Science

The Sustainability Council seeks to integrate UN Sustainable Development Goals across the College.

17 Sustainable Development Goals

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Research in the spotlight

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Compost to computer: Bio-based materials used to salvage rare earth elements

A new system system for detecting the production of hydrogen gas has been designed by Penn State researchers.

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New screening system may point the way to clean, renewable hydrogen power

A new helium recovery system in the Chemistry Building is now operational, benefiting research and sustainability University wide.

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Chemistry department’s helium recovery system now operational