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Penn State students encourage, learn from youngsters in Ugandan orphanage
21 March 2019Students from the Eberly College of Science had their perspectives changed during a service trip to an orphanage in Entebbe, Uganda this winter
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
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.
Penn State exoplanet center celebrates 10-year anniversary
20 March 2019The Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds will commemorate its 10th anniversary with a celebration on April 2, 2019.
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.
Millennium Scholars Program, philanthropy support student success in STEM
13 March 2019Thanks to the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program and support from donors like Steve and Kathi Mahle, a growing number of Penn State students are on their way toward earning advanced degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
International documentary featuring Penn State professors makes US premiere
12 March 2019Dickinson Law Professor Dermot Groome and Eberly College of Science Professor Thomas Parsons participated in one of the largest prosecutions in history at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague. “The Trial of Ratko Mladic,” a 90-minute documentary featuring Groome, will be broadcast nationally at 9 p.m. on March 19 on "FRONTLINE" — PBS’ flagship investigative journalism series.
Eberly College of Science to host entrepreneurship seminars for Penn State Startup Week
06 March 2019The college will host a series of five seminars, to be presented by alumni, faculty, and student entrepreneurs.
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Set for March 11, 2019
04 March 2019David A. Agard, professor of biochemistry and biophysics and of pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator will present the 2018/2019 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture.
Researchers find features that shape mechanical force during protein synthesis
01 March 2019A team of researchers has taken another step toward understanding the mechanical force of protein synthesis, and created a mathematical model that can help guide future work on the process.
Iridescent color from clear droplets
27 February 2019Under the right conditions, ordinary clear water droplets on a transparent surface can produce brilliant colors, without the addition of inks or dyes.
Human settlements and rainfall affect giraffe home ranges
25 February 2019Giraffes that live close to densely populated towns have larger home ranges than giraffes that live far from towns.
"The Universe Beyond Einstein: Lessons from Primordial Messengers" a free public lecture on February 23
21 February 2019A free public lecture titled "The Universe Beyond Einstein: Lessons from Primordial Messengers" will be given by Iván Agulló, an assistant professor of physics at Louisiana State University and a former postdoctoral fellow at Penn State, on Saturday, February 23, in 100 Huck Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium) on the Penn State University Park campus. His lecture will begin at 11:00 a.m. This presentation is among the six weekly lectures in the 2019 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science. The overall theme of the 2019 series is "Cosmic Clues Open New Frontiers in Space Science." Registration is not required.
Penn State’s Habitable Zone Planet Finder Enables Discovery of Planets Around Cool Stars
20 February 2019A new astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State-led team of scientists provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing astronomers to detect planets capable of having liquid water on their surfaces that orbit cool stars outside our Solar System.
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
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.
Altered data sets can still provide statistical integrity and preserve privacy
16 February 2019Synthetic networks may increase the availability of some data while still protecting individual or institutional privacy, according to a Penn State statistician.
I AM STEM competition empowers students to inspire the next generation of scientists
15 February 2019The I AM STEM competition, founded in 2017 by the Office of Science Outreach, is a way to provide science students with the opportunity to develop their speaking skills and gain confidence in their ability to inspire the next generation of scientists.
"The Ghost Particle: A new tool for deep-space discoveries" a free public lecture on February 16
14 February 2019A free public lecture titled "The Ghost Particle: A New Tool for Deep-Space Discoveries" by Doug Cowen, professor of physics and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State, will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, in 104 Huck Life Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park. His lecture is among the six weekly lectures in the 2019 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science. The overall theme of the 2019 series is "Cosmic Clues Open New Frontiers in Space Science." Registration is not required.
'A Light in the Dark': One THON captain's journey through cancer
14 February 2019Having personally known children battling pediatric cancer during her years in and out of hospitals, Barker’s own experiences with childhood health struggles fueled her interest in helping THON fight this disease, even if she had never been personally impacted by cancer herself — that is, until her own diagnosis.

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