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A collection of stories about some of the students enrolled in the Eberly College of Science.


Four Eberly College of Science graduate students receive Penn State awards
Four Eberly College of Science graduate students receive Penn State awards 22 April 2019Four graduate students in the Eberly College of Science were honored for their accomplishments during the 2019 Graduate Student Awards Luncheon, held April 11 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Sylvia Bintrim to represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as student marshal at spring commencement 2019
Sylvia Bintrim to represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as student marshal at spring commencement 2019 22 April 2019Sylvia Bintrim of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 4, 2019.
Six Eberly College of Science students offered graduate funding from National Science Foundation and Department of Energy
18 April 2019Six students from the Penn State Eberly College of Science earned fellowship offers from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.
Penn State team earns top spot in international Kaggle hackathon
Penn State team earns top spot in international Kaggle hackathon 22 March 2019Students from four colleges blend interdisciplinary backgrounds and shared skills to claim first place in the international Kaggle University Hackathon, the first-ever university hackathon of its kind.
Penn State students encourage, learn from youngsters in Ugandan orphanage
Penn State students encourage, learn from youngsters in Ugandan orphanage 21 March 2019Students from the Eberly College of Science had their perspectives changed during a service trip to an orphanage in Entebbe, Uganda this winter
Crow named recipient of 2019 Eric A. Walker Award
Crow named recipient of 2019 Eric A. Walker Award 21 March 2019Kelsey Crow, senior double-major in biology and psychology at Penn State, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Eric A. Walker Award.
Millennium Scholars Program, philanthropy support student success in STEM
Millennium Scholars Program, philanthropy support student success in STEM 13 March 2019Thanks to the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program and support from donors like Steve and Kathi Mahle, a growing number of Penn State students are on their way toward earning advanced degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
I AM STEM competition empowers students to inspire the next generation of scientists
I AM STEM competition empowers students to inspire the next generation of scientists 15 February 2019The I AM STEM competition, founded in 2017 by the Office of Science Outreach, is a way to provide science students with the opportunity to develop their speaking skills and gain confidence in their ability to inspire the next generation of scientists.
'A Light in the Dark': One THON captain's journey through cancer
'A Light in the Dark': One THON captain's journey through cancer 14 February 2019Having personally known children battling pediatric cancer during her years in and out of hospitals, Barker’s own experiences with childhood health struggles fueled her interest in helping THON fight this disease, even if she had never been personally impacted by cancer herself — that is, until her own diagnosis.
Science for all
Science for all 06 February 2019Students in the Eberly College of Science are creating communities for underrepresented groups to promote a diverse, inclusive scientific enterprise
Discovering the beauty of living cells: Science meets coffee shop art
Discovering the beauty of living cells: Science meets coffee shop art 17 January 2019A recent art exhibition in downtown State College featured "The Art of Cell Biology," with 18 works produce by Penn State scientists. Claire Thomas, associate professor of biology and of biochemistry and molecular biology and curator of the exhibit, discusses the exhibit as well as the intersection of science and art.
Searching the stars
Searching the stars 03 January 2019With forward-looking, concurrent development of a new global research hub and a unique graduate curriculum, Penn State is growing the worldwide SETI community, looking for intelligent life across the cosmos.
Nhi 'Titi' Tran to represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as student marshal at fall commencement 2018
Nhi 'Titi' Tran to represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as student marshal at fall commencement 2018 13 December 2018Nhi "Titi” Tran of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 15, 2018, on the University Park campus.
Jon McKellar to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2018
Jon McKellar to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2018 06 August 2018Jon McKellar of Exton, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, August 11, 2018, on the University Park campus.
Eberly College of Science undergraduate earns Astronaut Scholarship
Eberly College of Science undergraduate earns Astronaut Scholarship 24 May 2018Eberly College of Science undergraduate Taylor Baum has been selected to receive an Astronaut Scholarship by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
Four Eberly College of Science graduate students receive Penn State awards
Four Eberly College of Science graduate students receive Penn State awards 15 May 2018Four graduate students in the Eberly College of Science were honored for their accomplishments during the annual Graduate Student Awards Luncheon.
Penn State student Paige Laughlin receives PennACE Student of the Year Award
Penn State student Paige Laughlin receives PennACE Student of the Year Award 14 May 2018Penn State undergraduate student Paige Laughlin has been selected to receive the 2017 Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award in the technical category.
Mackenzie Moon to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2018
Mackenzie Moon to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2018 30 April 2018Mackenzie Moon of Enon Valley, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, 2018, on the University Park campus.
Eberly College of Science undergraduate to conduct engineering research in Japan
Eberly College of Science undergraduate to conduct engineering research in Japan 25 April 2018Eberly College of Science student Benjamin Piazza will study nanomaterial science in Japan as part of the Nakatani Research & International Experiences for Students Fellowship for U.S. students.
Alumna Sylvia Biscoveanu awarded Soros Fellowship
Alumna Sylvia Biscoveanu awarded Soros Fellowship 18 April 2018Eberly College of Science alumna Andrea Sylvia Biscoveanu received the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, which provides support for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing a graduate degree in the United States and who are poised to make significant contributions to the nation through their work.

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