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Hudson awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
Hudson awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching 04 October 2017Eric Hudson, associate professor of physics and associate head for diversity and equity in the Department of Physics at Penn State, has been honored with the 2017 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society.
Penn State LIGO scientists celebrate 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
Penn State LIGO scientists celebrate 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics 03 October 2017Penn State scientists and students on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory team (LIGO) are celebrating three LIGO leaders who have been honored today with the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Five Alumni Honored with Penn State's Outstanding Science Alumni Award
Five Alumni Honored with Penn State's Outstanding Science Alumni Award 02 October 2017The Penn State University Eberly College of Science has selected five alumni to be honored with the Outstanding Science Alumni Award for the year 2017. The award recognizes alumni who have a record of significant professional achievements in their field and who are outstanding role models for students in the college.
IceCube researcher, Philipp Eller, wins poster prize
IceCube researcher, Philipp Eller, wins poster prize 29 September 2017Philipp Eller, a postdoctoral researcher in physics at Penn State, won first prize for his poster “High-statistics and GPU-Accelerated Data Analysis” at the 18th International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research.
Wolszczan awarded Bohdan Paczynski Medal
Wolszczan awarded Bohdan Paczynski Medal 29 September 2017Alexander Wolszczan, Evan Pugh Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State, was honored as the third laureate of the Bohdan Paczynski Medal, the highest distinction awarded by the Polish Astronomical Society.
Bryant receives D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award from the American Society for Microbiology
Bryant receives D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award from the American Society for Microbiology 14 September 2017Donald Bryant, Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State, has been awarded the 2018 D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award by the American Society for Microbiology.
Chen receives Humboldt Award
Chen receives Humboldt Award 07 September 2017Long-Qing Chen, Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, professor of engineering science and mechanics, and professor of mathematics, Penn State, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany.
Zhu receives NSF Convergence grant
Zhu receives NSF Convergence grant 28 August 2017Jun Zhu, associate professor of physics at Penn State, has received a National Science Foundation Convergence award as part of the Growing Convergent Research at NSF portfolio. The program seeks to highlight the deep integration of multiple disciplines in order to advance scientific discovery and innovation.
Graduate student Ericka Reed awarded Gilliam Fellowship by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Graduate student Ericka Reed awarded Gilliam Fellowship by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute 16 August 2017Ericka Reed, a doctoral student in biochemistry and molecular biology, has been selected to receive the Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The fellowship is intended to prepare a diverse and highly-trained scientific workforce to be leaders in their fields.
Labeed Almani to Represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2017
Labeed Almani to Represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2017 09 August 2017Labeed Almani of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s 2017 summer commencement ceremonies on the University Park campus.
Three Penn State researchers receive scientific grants from Kaufman Foundation
Three Penn State researchers receive scientific grants from Kaufman Foundation 03 August 2017The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation has selected three Penn State researchers to receive scientific grants: James Marden, professor of biology, Scott Medina, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Mikael Rechtsman, assistant professor of physics.
Postdoc Society names 2017 Outstanding Mentor and Outstanding Postdoc awardees
Postdoc Society names 2017 Outstanding Mentor and Outstanding Postdoc awardees 24 July 2017Suvrath Mahadevan and F. Joseph Pollock will be presented their awards in a ceremony to be held September 22.
Three Eberly College of Science alumni earn Fulbright awards for 2017-18
08 June 2017Recipients will travel the globe supporting the teaching of English or studying and conducting research at foreign universities
Sellers elected secretary of the Mathematical Association of America
Sellers elected secretary of the Mathematical Association of America 07 June 2017James Sellers, professor and director of undergraduate studies in mathematics at Penn State, has been elected secretary of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
Charlton honored with inaugural Teaching and Learning with Technology Impact Award
Charlton honored with inaugural Teaching and Learning with Technology Impact Award 31 May 2017Jane Charlton, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State University, has been selected to receive the inaugural Teaching and Learning with Technology Impact Award for her creative approach to teaching an online version of Astronomy 001 with an immersive video game.
Todd LaJeunesse recognized for high impact research
Todd LaJeunesse recognized for high impact research 25 May 2017Research by Todd LaJeunesse, associate professor of biology at Penn State, his students, and colleagues has been recognized for its high impact and originality by two scientific societies.
Nathanial Brown awarded 2017 Robinson Equal Opportunity Award
Nathanial Brown awarded 2017 Robinson Equal Opportunity Award 12 May 2017Nathanial Brown, professor of mathematics at Penn State University, has been awarded the 2017 Dr. James Robinson Equal Opportunity Award. The award recognizes a full-time faculty or staff member who has contributed to enhancing the educational environment of the University through improving cross-cultural understanding.
Rodríguez Hertz awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement
Rodríguez Hertz awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement 10 May 2017Federico Rodríguez Hertz, professor of mathematics at Penn State University, has been selected to receive the 2017 Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Physical Sciences.
Keating awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement
Keating awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement 10 May 2017Christine D. Keating, professor of chemistry at Penn State University, has been selected to receive the 2017 Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Life and Health Sciences.
Sylvia Biscoveanu to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2017
Sylvia Biscoveanu to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2017 01 May 2017Sylvia Biscoveanu of Yardley, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 6, 2017, on the University Park campus. Biscoveanu’s faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Miguel Mostafá, associate professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State.

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