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NSF mid-scale award sets off the first extension of IceCube
16 July 2019The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, the Antarctic detector that identified the first likely source of high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays, is getting an upgrade.
Finding deletions and duplications in the human genome: Machine learning for diagnosis of genetic variations
08 July 2019A new machine-learning method accurately identifies regions of the human genome that have been duplicated or deleted—known as copy number variants—that are often associated with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Eberly College of Science nontenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2019
08 July 2019Fifteen nontenure-line faculty members in the Eberly College of Science have received academic promotions, effective July 1.
Aishwarya Kumar selected to meet with Nobel Laureates
01 July 2019Aishwarya Kumar, a postdoctoral researcher in physics at Penn State, has been selected to participate in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
Game theory shows why stigmatization may not make sense in modern society
27 June 2019Game theory can help researchers understand how stigmatizing infected people affects the spread of the disease. In this study, the researchers found that the availability to modern healthcare now makes stigmatization a less effective strategy for dealing with disease spread.
Eberly College of Science announces two new associate deans for undergraduate education
25 June 2019The Eberly College of Science has appointed two new associate deans to continue its efforts to improve undergraduate education in the college: Mary Beth Williams as senior associate dean of instruction and curricula and Chris Palma as associate dean for undergraduate students.
Eberly College of Science promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2019
21 June 2019Twenty tenured and tenure-line faculty members in the Eberly College of science have received academic promotions, effective July 1.
Linking health and population patterns via satellite
18 June 2019For many remote communities around the world, diseases like measles are still a very real concern. But as Penn State Assistant Professor of Biology Nita Bharti has found, the answer to providing accessible health care in these areas might lie in satellite imagery.
'Pop' goes the rocket: Arts Fest workshop to ignite kids' curiosity in STEM
17 June 2019Festival-goers invited to make pop rockets July 13 at Penn State's Art of Discovery booth at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
Xin Zhang honored as Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
14 June 2019Xin Zhang, holder of the Paul Berg Early Career Professorship and assistant professor of chemistry and of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has been selected as a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Ants maintain essential interactions despite environmental flux
12 June 2019Ants adjust their social interactions to accommodate changes in population density, according to researchers at Penn State and Georgetown University. The findings suggest that ant colonies are capable of maintaining their sophisticated social organization despite potentially drastic changes in their environments.
Harvesters of Light
12 June 2019Penn State researchers will demonstrate how light drives coral diversity at the 2019 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Festival.
Mauricio Terrones Named Verne M. Willaman Professor of Physics
29 May 2019Mauricio Terrones, Distinguished Professor of Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State, has been selected as the Verne M. Willaman Professor of Physics.
Alumnus Christopher Wolfgang honored with Distinguished Alumni Award
29 May 2019Christopher L. Wolfgang, an alumnus of the Penn State Eberly College of Science, is one of seven Penn State alumni selected by the Board of Trustees to receive the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Ayusman Sen recieves Humboldt Research Award
28 May 2019Ayusman Sen, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Penn State, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany.
Penn State student Taylor Baum receives PennACE Student of the Year Award
21 May 2019Taylor Baum, a Penn State undergraduate student double majoring in biology and electrical engineering, has been selected to receive the 2018-2019 Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award in the STEM category.
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.

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