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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.
Kapinos and Dassama receive 2019 Penn State Alumni Achievement Award
Kapinos and Dassama receive 2019 Penn State Alumni Achievement Award 20 March 2019Two graduates of the Eberly College of Science have been selected as recipients of the Penn State Alumni Association's 2019 Alumni Achievement Award: Daniel Kapinos, east coast practice leader for the Equity Services Team at $35B global professional services firm Aon, and Laura M. K. Dassama, assistant professor of chemistry at Stanford University and an Institute Scholar with interdisciplinary research center Stanford ChEM-H.
Sarah Assmann appointed editor-in-chief of scientific journal The Plant Cell
Sarah Assmann appointed editor-in-chief of scientific journal The Plant Cell 19 March 2019Sarah M. Assmann, Waller Professor of Biology at Penn State, has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of The Plant Cell, one of the top research journals in plant biology.
Lesieutre from Eberly College of Science named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Lesieutre from Eberly College of Science named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow 19 February 2019Eberly College of Science’s John Lesieutre, assistant professor of mathematics, has been honored with Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. This is a prestigious and competitive award given to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers, in recognition of their research accomplishments.
Cui-Zu Chang Receives 2019 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Cui-Zu Chang Receives 2019 National Science Foundation CAREER Award 19 February 2019Cui-Zu Chang, assistant professor of physics at Penn State, has been honored with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.
Eberly College of Science Selected for 2019 Beckman Scholars Program Award
Eberly College of Science Selected for 2019 Beckman Scholars Program Award 01 February 2019Penn State’s Eberly College of Science has been selected as a 2019 Beckman Scholars Program Awardee by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing research in chemistry and the life sciences. This program recognizes 12 premier undergraduate institutions from across the country with strong faculty and research facilities that support undergraduate research.
LaJeunesse and colleagues receive 2017 Tyge Christiansen Prize
LaJeunesse and colleagues receive 2017 Tyge Christiansen Prize 09 January 2019The 2017 Tyge Christiansen Prize has been awarded to three Penn Staters by the International Phycological Society, an organization dedicated to the study of algae, including Todd LaJeunesse, associate professor of biology at Penn State, Drew Wham, former graduate student in LaJeunesse’s lab, and Gang Ning, director of Penn State’s Microscopy Facility.
$1 million Army grant aimed at adaptive fluid materials
$1 million Army grant aimed at adaptive fluid materials 09 January 2019Lauren Zarzar, assistant professor of chemistry at Penn State, has been awarded a five-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Army to conduct research related to reconfigurable fluids. Zarzar was awarded an Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers grant, which is given by the Army to the nation’s top young investigators.
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.
Training grant supports graduate students studying gene regulation
Training grant supports graduate students studying gene regulation 03 December 2018A new $2.4 million-dollar program to train graduate students in the area of eukaryotic gene regulation (EGR) has been established at Penn State.
Katriona Shea Named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Katriona Shea Named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 27 November 2018Katriona Shea, professor of biology and Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Abhay Ashtekar honored with Einstein Prize
Abhay Ashtekar honored with Einstein Prize 23 October 2018Abhay Ashtekar, Evan Pugh Professor of Physics, Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Physics, and Director of the Penn State Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, has been honored with the Einstein Prize from the American Physical Society.
Three Penn State researchers awarded research grants by the Kaufman Foundation
Three Penn State researchers awarded research grants by the Kaufman Foundation 23 October 2018The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation has selected three Penn State researchers to receive scientific grants: Jun Zhu, Chaoxing Liu, and Joseph Cotruvo, Jr.
Babu honored with Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research
Babu honored with Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research 18 October 2018G. Jogesh Babu, Distinguished Professor of Statistics and Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Director of the Center for Astrostatistics at Penn State is the 2018 winner of the Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research.
Hunter named Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Fellow
Hunter named Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Fellow 15 October 2018David Hunter, professor and director of online learning in the Department of Statistics, has been named a Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year.
New NSF-funded ultrafast microscopy laboratory to support research of 2D materials
New NSF-funded ultrafast microscopy laboratory to support research of 2D materials 15 October 2018The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1.4 million to a team of Penn State scientists led by John Asbury, associated professor of chemistry, to develop a new laboratory at Penn State with ultra-fast microscopes that will provide a high-resolution look at two-dimensional materials.
NSF grant to promote student success in STEM: Eberly College of Science awarded $1 million to expand programs across multiple Penn State campuses
11 October 2018The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1 million to the Eberly College of Science at Penn State as part of its Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM).
Four Alumni Honored with Penn State’s Outstanding Science Alumni Award
Four Alumni Honored with Penn State’s Outstanding Science Alumni Award 11 October 2018The Penn State Eberly College of Science has selected four alumni to be honored with the Outstanding Science Alumni Award for 2018: Fred Allendorf ’71 B.S. Zoology; Nick Hartman ’03 B.S. Chemistry; Alexandra Heerdt ’85 B.S. Science; and Danielle Pasqualone ’90 B.S. Molecular and Cell Biology.
Girirajan awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
Girirajan awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching 10 October 2018Santhosh Girirajan, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and of anthropology at Penn State, has been honored with the 2018 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society.
Palma awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
Palma awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching 10 October 2018Chris Palma, teaching professor of astronomy and astrophysics, has been honored with the 2018 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society.

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