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


Ecology on the wing: Aerial photography enhances conservation research
Ecology on the wing: Aerial photography enhances conservation research 18 September 2015Drones have been flying over the Ugalla Forest in Western Tanzania. Far from being part of a military operation, these drones are being used to map chimpanzee habitat as part of an international research collaboration.
Penn State hosts 19 National Science Foundation graduate researchers
Penn State hosts 19 National Science Foundation graduate researchers 31 August 2015Penn State is hosting 19 new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. The students join 62 prior recipients continuing in the University’s graduate degree programs in the Eberly College of Science and the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Health and Human Development, Information Sciences and Technology, and the Liberal Arts, as well as the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs.
Graduate students develop sustainability solutions to change the world
Graduate students develop sustainability solutions to change the world 31 August 2015Five interdisciplinary teams, made up of Penn State graduate students, presented their sustainability-related solutions to world challenges at the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Awards (SISCA). These students highlighted the connection to their homes and their research, showing why their work matters not just to them, but to those around the world.
Millennium Scholars Program connects diversity and STEM degrees
Millennium Scholars Program connects diversity and STEM degrees 31 August 2015They looked exactly like the other underclassmen trudging up the stairs to the dining commons at Pollock Halls. They dressed and spoke alike, and until their group reached a set of doors, they acted alike, too.
Five Schreyer Scholars selected for Summer Exposure M.D./Ph.D. program Ten-week program combines biomedical research, clinical experience
Five Schreyer Scholars selected for Summer Exposure M.D./Ph.D. program Ten-week program combines biomedical research, clinical experience 10 August 2015Five Schreyer Honors College students were selected for the Penn State College of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. Summer Exposure Program that prepares individuals for career paths combining clinical medicine and research. Kaleb Bogale, Erik Grinn, Jenna Mandel, Rhea Sullivan and Andrew Tucker were accepted into the program and began their studies in May in Hershey with the opportunity to interact with biomedical researchers, medical professionals and patients during the 10-week program. They will also attend a research forum at the end of the summer program.
Meichen Bian to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2015
Meichen Bian to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2015 10 August 2015Meichen Bian of Hefei City, Anhui Province, China will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, August 15, 2015 on the University Park campus. Bian's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Russell Cooper, professor of economics at Penn State.
Astrobiology students explore alien environment on Earth
Astrobiology students explore alien environment on Earth 20 May 2015Sonny Harman never thought he’d be able to travel far enough to do field work. That’s because the Penn State doctoral student studies atmospheres on other planets. But to his surprise, Harman recently stepped into an alien world -- complete with environments and life unlike just about anything he’d seen on Earth. And he didn’t have to go to Mars to do it. Harman was among a group of graduate students who recently traveled to Italy for an annual astrobiology field course.
Schreyer Scholar credited with co-discovery of new pulsar: Never-before-seen star found during NSF-funded educational outreach program
Schreyer Scholar credited with co-discovery of new pulsar: Never-before-seen star found during NSF-funded educational outreach program 11 May 2015A team of highly determined high school students, which included current Penn State University sophomore and Schreyer Honors College Scholar Cecilia McGough, has discovered a never-before-seen pulsar by painstakingly analyzing data from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Further observations by astronomers using the GBT have revealed that this pulsar has the widest orbit of any around a neutron star and is part of only a handful of double neutron star systems.
Physics major Jacob Wisser awarded a Goldwater Scholarship
Physics major Jacob Wisser awarded a Goldwater Scholarship 07 May 2015Penn State University science student Jacob Wisser is the recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The scholarship is the premier award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Wisser is a physics major and mathematics minor in Penn State's Eberly College of Science Integrated Undergraduate Graduate Program, in which he will complete both B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics in four years. Wisser also is a scholar in Penn State's Schreyer Honors College.
Peter Hohman to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2015
Peter Hohman to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2015 30 April 2015Peter Hohman of Erie, Pennsylvania will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's spring commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 8, 2015 on the University Park campus. Hohman's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Eric Feigelson, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State.
Penn State Science Students Selected to Study at CERN
Penn State Science Students Selected to Study at CERN 16 February 2015Stephanie Brown and Melissa Quinnan, undergraduate students in the Eberly College of Science and Schreyer Honors College, were selected for a prestigious undergraduate research fellowship at CERN this summer as part of the University of Michigan’s CERN Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program.
Victor Cotton to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2014
Victor Cotton to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2014 11 December 2014Victor Cotton of Hershey, Pennsylvania will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, 20 December 2014 on the University Park campus. Cotton's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be James Strauss, senior lecturer in biology.
Penn State senior selected as Marshall Scholar
Penn State senior selected as Marshall Scholar 24 November 2014Ryan Henrici, a Penn State Schreyer Honors College scholar, has been selected to receive a prestigious Marshall Scholarship, a highly sought-after program that finances American college students to study in the United Kingdom.
Penn State Schreyer Scholar wins 2014 International Children's Peace Prize
Penn State Schreyer Scholar wins 2014 International Children's Peace Prize 19 November 2014Penn State student and first-year Schreyer Honors College scholar Neha Gupta today (Nov. 18) accepted the 2014 International Children’s Peace Prize Award for her exceptional work to raise money for underprivileged children around the world. She is a scholar in the Eberly College of Science and will be entering the pre-medicine program.
Kristina Kaldon Receives USRA Education Award
Kristina Kaldon Receives USRA Education Award 08 October 2014Kristina Kaldon, a senior majoring in astronomy and astrophysics, recently received the USRA Education Award. The USRA Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in the physical sciences or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education. Kaldon is the second student from Penn State to receive the award.
College Undergraduate Poster Exhibit Winners Announced
College Undergraduate Poster Exhibit Winners Announced 01 October 2014Twelve undergraduate students from a variety of science disciplines were selected as winners at the Eberly College of Science Undergraduate Experiences Poster Session held on September 25 on the Life Sciences Bridge. Students who have had a research experience, internship, co-op, or study abroad were invited to participate. Participants presented a poster for other interested students and faculty members.
Internships Solidify Research Career Path for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student
Internships Solidify Research Career Path for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student 28 August 2014Internships and externships can be valuable experiences that help you define your career path. Sarah Chang, a junior in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has participated in both experiences as a Penn State Science student.
Jeffrey Oliver to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2014
Jeffrey Oliver to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2014 06 August 2014Jeffrey Oliver of Newark, Delaware will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, 16 August 2014 on the University Park campus. Oliver's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Leana Topper, a lecturer in biology.
Groh Receives Two Major Schreyer Honors College Awards
14 May 2014John Groh, a recent graduate in physics and mathematics and a Schreyer Honors Scholar, was awarded two of the major Schreyer Honors College awards presented to graduating seniors: the Paul Axt Prize and the Douglas G. and Regina C. Evans Research Award. Groh was presented with these awards during the Schreyer Honors College Medals Ceremony on May 9 in Eisenhower Auditorium.
Abercrombie and Krecko Named 2014 Spring Commencement Student Marshals
Abercrombie and Krecko Named 2014 Spring Commencement Student Marshals 16 April 2014Daniel Abercrombie of Linden, Pennsylvania, and Laura Krecko, of Hershey, Pennsylvania, will be honored as student marshals during the Penn State Eberly College of Science’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 10, 2014.

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