Penn State and State College have long topped “Best Of” lists. The university ranks among the top 20 U.S. research schools with over $800 million in annual research expenditures, and is one of only two institutions in the country accorded land grant, sea grant, sun grant and space grant status. Also attractive to the other side of the demographic spectrum, it is lauded by the likes of Forbes, TopRetirement and AARP for its vibrant arts and food scene and energetic community that attracts people who return to the area after a successful career.

That's not quite enough for Matt Rhodes, 1979 Eberly College of Science grad, who relocated back to Allen Street after 25 years on the West Coast.

What it is: nails it simply: an intrapreneur is someone within a company that takes risks in an effort to solve a given problem. In other words, it's an employee that takes on the mindset of an entrepreneur within a company that they do not own.

Happy Valley makes headlines pretty regularly as it tops lists with accolades like #1 Least Stressful City (Psychology Today), top places to start a business (Entrepreneur Magazine) and top adventure town (National Geographic). When we start adding in Penn State's rankings like 2017 Best Colleges on and America's Best Graduate Schools 2018 in U.S. News & World Report, it's clear that Happy Valley has combined a great place to live with a great place to study and the result is a great learning atmosphere for everyone from preschoolers to retirees. Here are some of our favorite reasons why Happy Valley is a great place for everyone to learn!

Airnest understands drones. So they decided to come up with a brilliantly simplistic idea to help those with a lesser understanding. A much lesser understanding. In fact, there are some that say Airnest’s first and namesake app so well caters to ease-of-use, it presents itself as the least complicated on the market. Which, for many, is a very good thing, as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) – commonly known as drones – can be difficult to grasp, let alone fly.


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