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Booker elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Booker elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences 14 April 2017Squire J. Booker, professor of chemistry and of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University and investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences--one of the nation’s oldest honorary societies.
Paul Babitzke elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
Paul Babitzke elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology 31 March 2017Paul Babitzke, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Election as a Fellow recognizes members of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) who display “excellence, originality, and leadership” and have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of microbiology.
Moriah Szpara awarded Priscilla Schaffer Memorial Award
Moriah Szpara awarded Priscilla Schaffer Memorial Award 28 March 2017Moriah Szpara, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has been awarded the Priscilla Schaffer Memorial Award by the 2017 International Herpesvirus Workshop selection committee.
Penn State student Zack Springer awarded Cooperative Education Student Achievement Award
Penn State student Zack Springer awarded Cooperative Education Student Achievement Award 24 March 2017Zack Springer, a member of the Science BS/MBA dual degree program at Penn State, was awarded the Cooperative Education Student Achievement Award by the Cooperative Education & Internship Association
Penn State student Julie Fenton selected to meet with Nobel Laureates
Penn State student Julie Fenton selected to meet with Nobel Laureates 06 March 2017Penn State chemistry graduate student Julie Fenton has been selected to participate in the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, during which she will interact with Nobel Laureates at Lake Constance in Germany.
Three from Eberly College of Science awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships
Three from Eberly College of Science awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships 21 February 2017Three faculty members from the Eberly College of Science have been honored with Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships in recognition of their research accomplishments. The new Sloan Fellows are: Michael DeGiorgio, assistant professor of biology; Kin Fai Mak, assistant professor of physics; and Kohta Murase, assistant professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics.
Three Eberly College of Science faculty members elected as Fellows of the AAAS
Three Eberly College of Science faculty members elected as Fellows of the AAAS 31 January 2017Kathleen Postle, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology; Paul Babitzke, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology; and Jorge Sofo, professor of physics and of materials science and engineering, have been named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed by peers upon members of the AAAS, the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science.
Mostafá and Dykstra awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
Mostafá and Dykstra awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching 31 January 2017Miguel Mostafá, associate professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics, and Sheryl Dykstra, lecturer and director of undergraduate instrumentation laboratories in chemistry have been honored with the 2016 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society.
Coutu and Mostafá Elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society
Coutu and Mostafá Elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society 26 January 2017Stephane Coutu, professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics, and Miguel Mostafá, associate professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics, have been elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society.
Rebekah Dawson awarded Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy
Rebekah Dawson awarded Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy 24 January 2017Rebekah Dawson, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State University, has been awarded the 2017 Annie Jump Cannon Award by the American Astronomical Society. The Cannon Award is given to a female scientist within five years of receiving a Ph.D. to recognize outstanding research and promise for the future.
Donald Richards presents invited address at world’s largest mathematics meeting
Donald Richards presents invited address at world’s largest mathematics meeting 09 January 2017Donald Richards, professor of statistics at Penn State University, presented the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) - American Mathematical Society (AMS) Invited Address at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 6, 2017. The JMM is the largest mathematics meeting in the world. This year’s meeting is the 100th annual meeting of the MAA and the 123rd annual meeting of the AMS.
Mak awarded 2016 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering
Mak awarded 2016 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering 13 December 2016Kin Fai Mak, assistant professor of physics, has been awarded a 2016 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The Packard Foundation established the fellowships program in 1988 to support the research of "the nation's most innovative early-career scientists," providing them with "flexible funding and the freedom to take risks and explore new frontiers in their fields." Mak is one of only 18 scientists nationwide to be honored this year.
Cosgrove awarded the inaugural Masatoshi Nei Innovation Prize in Biology
Cosgrove awarded the inaugural Masatoshi Nei Innovation Prize in Biology 03 November 2016Daniel Cosgrove, professor and Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Biology at Penn State University, has been awarded the inaugural Masatoshi Nei Innovation Prize in Biology.
Cotruvo named Louis Martarano Career Development Professor of Chemistry
Cotruvo named Louis Martarano Career Development Professor of Chemistry 03 November 2016Joseph Cotruvo, Jr., assistant professor of chemistry, has been named the Louis Martarano Career Development Professor of Chemistry at Penn State University. The Louis Martarano Career Development Professorship is supported by a gift from Louis Martarano, the former director of project finance for Merrill Lynch International and a 1976 graduate of Penn State with a bachelor's degree in chemistry.
Three Alumni Honored with Penn State's Outstanding Science Alumni Award
20 October 2016The Penn State University Eberly College of Science has selected three alumni to be honored with the Outstanding Science Alumni Award for the year 2016. 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.
Penn State's Eberly College of Science Launches Corporate Associates Program with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
19 October 2016Today Penn State University's Eberly College of Science announced Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as the first participant in its Corporate Associates Program. The partnership will help prepare the college’s students to enter the 21st century workforce by enabling them to interact with professionals at high-profile healthcare and science companies, such as Regeneron.
Katriona Shea Elected as Fellow of Ecological Society of America
30 August 2016Katriona Shea, Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences at Penn State University, has been elected as a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). Shea is being recognized for "developing important insights into pressing environmental problems, including reconciling conflicting empirical results about invader richness and disturbance-diversity relationships." Fellows of the ESA are members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by the ESA and are elected for life. The ESA, founded in 1915, is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists committed to advancing the understanding of life on Earth.
Ashtekar elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences
Ashtekar elected as a member of the  National Academy of Sciences 22 August 2016Penn State University Professor of Physics Abhay Ashtekar, Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Physics and Director of the Penn State Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Election to membership in the academy is one of the highest honors accorded to U.S. scientists or engineers by their peers.
John Lin to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2016
John Lin to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2016 08 August 2016John Lin of Hollidaysburg, 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 13, 2016, on the University Park campus. Lin's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Gong Chen, professor of biology and the Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences at Penn State.
Chad Hanna appointed as the Norman and Trygve Freed Early Career Professor in Physics
29 July 2016Chad Hanna, assistant professor of physics at Penn State University, has been honored with the inaugural Norman and Trygve Freed Early Career Professorship in Physics. Trygve Freed -- whose husband Norman Freed (1936 - 2014) joined the Penn State faculty in the Department of Physics in 1965, was named Associate Dean of Penn State's Eberly College of Science in 1979, and served in that position until he retired in 2011 -- established the professorship to support outstanding early-career faculty in physics in the Penn State Eberly College of Science. The professorship offers recognition for outstanding early accomplishments and provides financial support to promising young faculty members to encourage establishing a commitment to teaching and exploring new areas of research.

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