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A Symbiotic Short: Open-Source PPE Manufacturing and Sterilization

Penn State Mechanical and Industrial Engineering professor Tim Simpson discusses his work on the Manufacturing and Sterilization for the COVID-19 (MASC) Project. To hear the whole podcast conversation about this research, including the work of Moriah Szpara, associate professor of biology, biochemistry and molecular biology; and Melissa James, facilities coordinator at the Eva J. Pell Lab, visit

A message from Penn State President Eric J. Barron

In the face of severe financial impacts to the University brought on by the global coronavirus pandemic, on April 23 Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced some salary adjustments; a 3% across-the-board cut to university budgets in the next fiscal year; and his intention to work with the Board of Trustees to freeze tuition for the 2020-21 academic year to limit student costs.