The Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center is dedicated to advancing the search for technosignatures (frequently referred to as the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI). It is one of the Penn State Astrobiology Research Centers and is hosted by the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics in the Eberly College of Science.
The search for technosignatures is a broad field, encompassing much of astronomy. It includes searches for communicative signals from other stars across and beyond the electromagnetic spectrum, searches for artifacts in and beyond the solar system, and other detectable evidence for technological life beyond the Earth.
The PSETI Center is engages in research, training, and outreach and education.