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Penn State Geographers conduct theoretical and applied geographic research using a dynamic and responsive approach that educates and inspires students to become critical and committed citizens who contribute to solutions for our planet.

Addressing contemporary societal challenges requires novel approaches to scientific inquiry and education that are uniquely addressed by our faculty.

No longer can the global grand challenges of human well-being or environmental sustainability be solved independently. Rather, coupled approaches that unite core strengths in natural, social, human-environment, and information sciences are required to understand, forecast, and navigate landscapes in dynamic change.