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Research is a vital component of the Stuckeman School. Faculty and students draw upon the resources of a major research university (RU/VH rated) to enrich and broaden their scholarship. The Stuckeman School houses a number of key research centers and initiatives, and a broad array of additional collaborative opportunities exists University-wide.

Research Centers

  • Hamer Center for Community DesignBuilding on nearly 20 years of experience, the Hamer Center explores three key topical areas: design/build, community-based research, and public interest design.

Research Initiatives

  • E+D (Ecology + Design): A collaborative of designers and ecologists who undertake research activated design intervention that improves the ecological health of the designed world.

Visiting Ph.D. Program

The Stuckeman School welcomes Ph.D. students from around the world to engage with our faculty in independent research or creative activity through a visiting scholar residence at Penn State.

View the Visiting Ph.D. program page.