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All four Penn State Goldwater candidates earn scholarships
17 May 2019For just the second time in Penn State history, all four University candidates to the Goldwater Scholarship program—all undergraduate students in the Eberly College of Science—were named as awardees.
New drug could help treat neonatal seizures
15 May 2019A new drug that inhibits neonatal seizures in rodent models could open up new avenues for the treatment of epilepsy in human newborns.
Gravitational forces in protoplanetary disks may push super-Earths close to their stars
09 May 2019New research led by Penn State astronomers improves understanding of why very large planets called super-Earths with small, quick orbits form so close to their host stars.
“Hey! I got a question about that” A new podcast/video series from the Eberly College of Science
09 May 2019The Eberly College of Science at Penn State launched a new podcast/video series.
LIGO and Virgo Detect Neutron Star Smash-Ups
02 May 2019LIGO and Virgo observe five probable gravitational waves in the first month after the observatories were upgraded, including one believed to originate in a never-before-seen neutron star-black hole merger.
Alumna Laura Russo receives Robert May Prize from the British Ecological Society
02 May 2019Eberly College of Science alumna Laura Russo has been selected to receive the Robert May Prize from the British Ecological Society for her scientific paper in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
Rao Prize Conference on May 6, 2019 features statistics prize winner
02 May 2019The Penn State Department of Statistics will host the 2019 Rao Prize Conference on Monday, May 6, 2019 in 100 Life Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus. This one-day conference, which is free and open to the public, begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the award ceremony and lectures continuing throughout the day until 5:40 p.m. The full schedule of events and speaker abstracts are online.
How the bumble bee got its stripes
01 May 2019Researchers have discovered a gene that drives color differences within a species of bumble bees, helping to explain how mimicry—individuals in an area adopting similar color patterns—evolves.
Squire Booker elected as member of the National Academy of Sciences
01 May 2019Squire J. Booker, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State, Holder of the Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science, and investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Undergraduate students develop Math 110 packets for studying
01 May 2019A team of students has finished assembling a study packet series for Math 110: Techniques of Calculus, one of the most-taken mathematics courses at Penn State, through a collaboration between the Department of Mathematics and Penn State Learning. The packets are available at no extra charge to Math 110 students.
NIH grant funds research to pinpoint natural selection’s influence on genomes
30 April 2019A $1.7 million grant through the National Institutes of Health is helping researchers led by Michael DeGiorgio, assistant professor of biology, understand how much influence natural selection has had on humans' evolutionary path.
Lin selected to participate in Penn State, National Taiwan Normal University collaboration
29 April 2019Penn State and National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) have announced the awardees for the 2019 Joint Collaboration Development Fund. One project chosen for funding involves Dannis Lin, distinguished professor of statistics.
Unlocking the mystery behind blood clots
25 April 2019New research demonstrates how proteins called “integrins” form an intermediate state between their active and inactive forms that promotes the aggregation of platelets, the blood cells that form clots.
New research shows promise for success of underrepresented scholars in STEM
25 April 2019New evidence shows positive effects of undergraduate programs at Penn State and other institutions aimed at increasing retention and academic performance of historically underrepresented undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
New sensor detects rare metals used in smartphones
23 April 2019A more efficient and cost-effective way to detect lanthanides, the rare earth metals used in smartphones and other technologies, could be possible with a new protein-based sensor that changes its fluorescence when it binds to these metals.
Lauren Zarzar receives 2019 ACS Unilever Award
23 April 2019Lauren Zarzar, assistant professor of chemistry at Penn State, was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Unilever Award by the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Sylvia Bintrim to represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as student marshal at spring commencement 2019
22 April 2019Sylvia Bintrim of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 4, 2019.
Penn State physics student joins forces with NASA in Norway
22 April 2019The Student Scoop', an ongoing Q&A series from Penn State's Student Engagement Network, features physics major Joshua Norfolk, who speaks about his experience working alongside NASA in Andøya, Norway.
Six Eberly College of Science students offered graduate funding from National Science Foundation and Department of Energy
18 April 2019Six students from the Penn State Eberly College of Science earned fellowship offers from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.
Features that make lizards sexy are resilient to stress
17 April 2019Physical traits and behaviors that make a lizard sexy—features used to attract potential mates and fend off competitors—may be important enough that they do not change in the face of stress, according to Penn State researchers.

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