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Mastro to be awarded PA Breast Cancer Coalition grant at January 26 event
Mastro to be awarded PA Breast Cancer Coalition grant at January 26 event 20 January 2016Andrea Mastro, professor of microbiology and cell biology at Penn State University, will be presented with a grant from the statewide research grants program of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of N/S Frear Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
Top high-energy astrophysics prize awarded to Niel Brandt
Top high-energy astrophysics prize awarded to Niel Brandt 15 January 2016The prestigious Bruno Rossi Prize has been awarded this year to W. Niel Brandt, the Verne M. Willaman Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State. The prize is the top award given each year by the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society, the largest professional organization of astronomers in the United States.
Stephen Benkovic Named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Stephen Benkovic Named a Fellow of the  National Academy of Inventors 15 December 2015Stephen J. Benkovic, an Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry and Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Chemistry at Penn State University, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The award is considered to be a high honor "bestowed upon academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society." Benkovic is the only current Penn State faculty member who has been honored as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
Lauren Ulsh to Represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2015
Lauren Ulsh to Represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2015 01 December 2015Lauren Ulsh of Rochester, Minnesota, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 19, 2015, on the University Park campus. Ulsh’s faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be James A. Strauss, senior lecturer of biology at Penn State.
Penn State Scientists part of team that wins 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Penn State Scientists part of team that wins 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics 23 November 2015Doug Cowen, professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics, and Gordana Tešić, a postdoctoral researcher in Cowen's group, are members of a team of scientists that has been recognized with the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The award, which recognizes major insights into the deepest questions of the universe, includes a $3 million prize. This year's prize will be split among five separate teams that are being recognized “for the fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics," according to the award citation.
Five Alumni Honored with Penn State’s Outstanding Science Alumni Award
Five Alumni Honored with Penn State’s  Outstanding Science Alumni Award 21 October 2015The Penn State University Eberly College of Science has selected five alumni to be honored with the Outstanding Science Alumni Award for the year 2015. The Board of Directors of the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society established this award to recognize alumni who have a record of significant professional achievements in their field and who are outstanding role models for students in the college.
Defelice awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
Defelice awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching 20 October 2015Meredith Defelice, senior lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State University, has been honored with the 2015 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society. Instituted in 1972 and named in honor of Clarence I. Noll, dean of the college from 1965 to 1971, the award is the highest honor for undergraduate teaching in the college. Students, faculty members, and alumni nominate outstanding faculty members who best exemplify the key characteristics of a Penn State educator, and a committee of students selects the award winners from the group of nominees.
Keiler awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
Keiler awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching 20 October 2015Kenneth Keiler, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University, has been honored with the 2015 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society. Instituted in 1972 and named in honor of Clarence I. Noll, dean of the college from 1965 to 1971, the award is the highest honor for undergraduate teaching in the college. Students, faculty members, and alumni nominate outstanding faculty members who best exemplify the key characteristics of a Penn State educator, and a committee of students selects the award winners from the group of nominees.
Ades awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
Ades awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching 20 October 2015Sarah Ades, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University, has been honored with the 2015 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society. Instituted in 1972 and named in honor of Clarence I. Noll, dean of the college from 1965 to 1971, the award is the highest honor for undergraduate teaching in the college. Students, faculty members, and alumni nominate outstanding faculty members who best exemplify the key characteristics of a Penn State educator, and a committee of students selects the award winners from the group of nominees.
Jennelle Malcos Receives George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching
Jennelle Malcos Receives George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching 01 October 2015Jennelle L. Malcos, lecturer in biology at Penn State University, has received the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award honors excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level across all Penn State colleges and campuses. Malcos is one of six awardees for 2015.
Penn State receives two awards for materials research and education
Penn State receives two awards for materials research and education 14 September 2015The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced six Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) awards this year -- two of them involving Penn State University. The awards are designed to improve materials-science research by increasing diverse perspectives within the field.
David Weiss named chair of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics of the American Physical Society
David Weiss named chair of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics of the American Physical Society 10 September 2015David Weiss, professor and associate head of the Department of Physics at Penn State University, has been elected as chair of the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) of the American Physical Society (APS). DAMOP is the oldest and third largest division of the APS, with over 3,000 members. The chair is an elected position with administrative responsibility for all the division's operations, including the 1,100-attendee annual meeting. "The distinguished history of the division's chairmanship started in 1943 with Nobel Laureate I.I. Rabi," said Nitin Samarth, George A. and Margaret M. Downsbrough Department Head and Professor of Physics, "and has included laureates Arthur Schawlow, Dave Wineland, and Carl Wieman." Previous chairs with Penn State affiliation include the late Erwin Mueller, professor of physics, and Daniel J. Larson, professor of physics and former dean of Penn State's Eberly College of Science.
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.
Gerald Mahan honored with 2015 International Thermoelectric Society Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award
Gerald Mahan honored with 2015 International Thermoelectric Society Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award 24 August 2015Gerald D. Mahan, distinguished professor of physics at Penn State University, has been honored with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award from the International Thermoelectric Society (ITS). The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a senior scientist for contributions to the field of thermoelectricity. Mahan is being recognized for his seminal contributions to the theoretical understanding of electronic and thermal transport in thermoelectric materials. The ITS award citation noted that Mahan's "numerous journal articles, conference proceedings papers, and books and book chapters have served as continuing inspiration for generations of researchers working in the field." The award was presented at the banquet of the 2015 International Conference on Thermoelectrics in Dresden, Germany, where Mahan presented a plenary lecture.
WPSU Penn State garners seven Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations
WPSU Penn State garners seven Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations 17 August 2015WPSU Penn State has earned seven Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The regional awards recognize local productions for excellence in television programming and individual achievement.
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.
NSF funds Industry/University Center for Atomically Thin Coatings
NSF funds Industry/University Center for Atomically Thin Coatings 10 August 2015The study and development of atomically thin coatings will be the focus of a one of a kind National Science Foundation funded university/industry center.
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.

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