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


Alumnus John Urschel Caps Off Banner Year with Campbell Trophy
Alumnus John Urschel Caps Off Banner Year with Campbell Trophy 13 December 2013Eberly College of Science alumnus John Urschel earned many accolades this year, including the prestigious Campbell Trophy, given to the nation's best football scholar-athlete.
Andrew Hanlon to Represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2013
05 December 2013Andrew Hanlon of McMurray, Pennsylvania will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, 21 December, 2013 on the University Park campus. Hanlon’s faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Bratoljub Milosavljevic, a lecturer in chemistry.
Graduate student studying ecological impacts of increased noise on animals
Graduate student studying ecological impacts of increased noise on animals 28 August 2013Graduate student's work takes a novel approach to measuring the effects of foreign sounds on the natural world.
Ciera L. Johnson to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2013
Ciera L. Johnson to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2013 29 July 2013Ciera L. Johnson of Hughesville, Pennsylvania will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, 10 August, 2013, on the University Park campus. Johnson's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Kimberlyn Nelson, a senior lecturer in the Department of Biology.
$600K NSF S-STEM Grant to Fund New Scholarship Program in Science
17 July 2013The Eberly College of Science at Penn State has recently been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program of the National Science Foundation. This grant will fund a new scholarship for science students transitioning to the University Park campus from one of Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth campuses in the 2+2 plan.
Brendan Mullan Selected as a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer
Brendan Mullan Selected as a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer 15 May 2013Brendan Mullan, an astrobiologist, science educator, and a recent Ph.D. graduate from Penn State, joins a roboticist, a glaciologist, a planetary geologist, an artist and an entrepreneur as one of 17 visionary, young trailblazers from around the world who have been selected as this year’s National Geographic Emerging Explorers.
2013 Myriant Corporation Scholarship Winners Announced
2013 Myriant Corporation Scholarship Winners Announced 08 May 2013The Eberly College of Science is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Myriant Corporation Scholarship for Excellence in Bio-Energy and Energy Sustainability. The Myriant Scholarship recognizes outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in bioenergy and/or energy sustainability, and is generously sponsored by the Myriant Corporation of Quincy, Massachusetts.
College marshal composes both musical compositions, chemical equations
College marshal composes both musical compositions, chemical equations 06 May 2013What happens when a student has strong interests in two vastly different fields of study? How does the student choose a path? Josh Laughner decided not to choose and successfully pursued degrees in both chemistry and music.
Rachel Chang to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2013
Rachel Chang to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2013 05 April 2013Rachel W. Chang of Haverford, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, 4 May 2013 on the University Park campus. Chang's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Aimin Liu, an associate professor of biology.
Penn State Open Online Course "Infects" Learners, Causing a "Virtual Pandemic"
Penn State Open Online Course "Infects" Learners, Causing a "Virtual Pandemic" 14 March 2013A new "virtual epidemic apocalypse" game is one of the innovative components of a free massive open online course (MOOC) titled "Epidemics: the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases," that will be launched by Penn State University's Eberly College of Science on 15 October 2013. "As you are taking this science course, a virtual epidemic is unfolding, with the potential of infecting hundreds of thousands of people. Can we stop it and, if so, how?" said Marcel Salathe, the assistant professor of biology and of computer science and engineering who leads the team of eight Penn State faculty members who will teach the eight-week course.
Undergraduate Astronomer Helps the World To See "Invisible" Light from Star Clusters
Undergraduate Astronomer Helps the World To See "Invisible" Light from Star Clusters 29 January 2013Ever since Blair Porterfield attended astronomy camp as a middle-school student, she knew she wanted to become an astronomer. Now, as a Penn State senior majoring in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Porterfield is a member of NASA's Swift satellite team, studying the light emitted by star clusters.
By the Numbers: Junior analyzes statistics to improve team
By the Numbers: Junior analyzes statistics to improve team 20 December 201210 Questions with Derek Gerberich. Written by Julia Kern, a college relations intern with Schreyer Honors College.
Scientist hopes to target disease treatment by studying gene regulation
Scientist hopes to target disease treatment by studying gene regulation 20 December 201210 Questions with Distinguished Honors Faculty Member Song Tan. Written by Julia Kern, a college relations intern with the Schreyer Honors College.
Richard Villanti to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2012
Richard Villanti to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2012 14 November 2012Richard Villanti of Sayre, Pennsylvania will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's fall commencement ceremonies on 22 December, 2012, at the University Park campus. Villanti's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Diane Henderson, a professor of mathematics.
Penn State Math Student Receives $3,000 Scholarship from AMS
Penn State Math Student Receives $3,000 Scholarship from AMS 07 November 2012Benjamin Levi Heebner, a junior majoring in actuarial mathematics and minoring in economics and statistics, has been awarded a $3000 Trjitzinsky Scholarship from the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Heebner was selected for the scholarship based on his outstanding academic record.
Saryet Kucukemiroglu to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2012
Saryet Kucukemiroglu to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2012 24 July 2012Saryet Kucukemiroglu of York, 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, at the University Park campus. Saryet's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Durland O. Shumway of the Department of Statistics.
Spring 2012 Commencement Photos Now Online
Spring 2012 Commencement Photos Now Online 30 May 2012Congratulations to all of the spring 2012 Penn State Science graduates! Photos from the commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, May 5, at the Bryce Jordan Center, are now online.
Astronomy Graduate Student Wins National FameLab Astrobiology Competition
Astronomy Graduate Student Wins National FameLab Astrobiology Competition 02 May 2012Brendan Mullan, a fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, recently won NASA's National FameLab Astrobiology competition. The event, dubbed a national science communication extravaganza, welcomed young scientists from across the country to compete to be named the best science communicator.
Hostetler and Stella to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshals at Spring Commencement 2012
Hostetler and Stella to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshals at Spring Commencement 2012 04 April 2012Zachary Hostetler of Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, and Jennifer Stella of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshals for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State's spring commencement ceremonies on 5 May, 2012 at the University Park campus. Hostetler's faculty escort will be Song Tan, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Stella's faculty escort will be Loida Escote Carlson, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
3rd Annual Alumni Mentoring Program Workshop Success for Students and Alumni
29 February 2012There was a loud buzz of conversation as the third annual Eberly College of Science Alumni Mentoring dinner got underway as the new student protégés met their alumni mentors for the first time, while a few pairs reunited from previous years. The event, which was held at the Nittany Lion Inn on February 11, boasted 70 participants, making this the best-attended year to date. The program, which now has over 70 pairs of mentors and protégés, has spread through the college to incorporate participants from biology, life science, pre-medicine, biochemistry and molecular biology, forensic science, chemistry, physics, and math.

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