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New sodium-ion electrolyte may find use in solid-state batteries
20 April 2018A newly discovered structure of a sodium-based material allows the materials to be used as an electrolyte in solid-state batteries, according to researchers from Penn State and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The team is fine-tuning the material using an iterative design approach that they hope will shave years off the time from research to everyday use.
Andrew Read elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
18 April 2018Andrew Read, Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology in Penn State's Eberly College of Science and the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).
Alumna Sylvia Biscoveanu awarded Soros Fellowship
18 April 2018Eberly College of Science alumna Andrea Sylvia Biscoveanu received the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, which provides support for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing a graduate degree in the United States and who are poised to make significant contributions to the nation through their work.
Eberly undergraduate students earn Goldwater Scholarships
16 April 2018Two undergraduate students in the Penn State Eberly College of Science have been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship and a third received an honorable mention. The scholarship is among the most competitive honors in the country for undergraduates in the fields of science and mathematics.
Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss presents “Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves” on April 18, 2018
12 April 2018Rainer Weiss, a 2017 Physics Nobel Laureate, will present the Eberly Family Distinguished Lecture in Science on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Freeman Auditorium, 117 HUB-Robeson Center, on the Penn State University Park campus. This free public lecture, titled "Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves," will highlight the discovery for which he received his Nobel Prize.
Nova-like explosion of spinning live bacteria explained
06 April 2018Suspensions of live bacteria in a viscous liquid do not act as expected when spun at certain speeds and now a team of researchers knows why the bacterial aggregation appears to explode when the spinning stops.
Read recognized with 2018 President’s Award for Academic Integration
05 April 2018Andrew Read, Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology in the Eberly College of Science and the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been awarded the 2018 President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration.
Bernhard Lüscher awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement
05 April 2018Bernhard Lüscher, professor of biology and of biochemistry and molecular biology, has received a 2018 Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences.
Wendy Hanna-Rose receives Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching
04 April 2018Wendy Hanna-Rose, associate professor and interim department head of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has been selected to receive the 2018 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Slavkovic honored with 2018 Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award
04 April 2018Aleksandra Slavkovic, professor of statistics, associate dean for graduate education, and former associate head for graduate studies in the Eberly College of Science, is the 2018 recipient of the Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award.
NASA scientist to present Friedman Lecture in Astronomy on April 10, 2018
02 April 2018Joseph Masiero, a staff scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give a free presentation titled "You Can't Make a Solar System without Breaking a Few Asteroids" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in 100 Thomas Building.
Penn State–developed plant-disease app recognized by Google
02 April 2018A mobile app designed by Penn State researchers to help farmers and others diagnose crop diseases has earned recognition from one of the world's tech giants.
Penn State to participate in consortium to demonstrate remote monitoring of nuclear reactors
27 March 2018Penn State researchers will participate in a new international multi-laboratory and multi-university collaboration that harnesses the unusual characteristics of the elusive subatomic particles known as antineutrinos for nuclear nonproliferation.
New insights into how cellulose is built could indicate how to break it apart for biofuels
26 March 2018A comprehensive look at how plants build cellulose, the primary building block of the walls of most plant cells that is used in a wide variety of manmade materials, could have important implications for its use in biofuels. Researchers at Penn State have identified the major steps in the process as well as the tools used by plant cells to create cellulose, including proteins that transport critical components to the location where cellulose is made.
NASA set to launch Penn State led experiment
26 March 2018NASA will launch a suborbital sounding rocket carrying a Penn State led experiment to test a newly-developed X-ray spectrograph and study the X-rays from a supernova remnant in the Milky Way galaxy.
Matthews receives 2018 Penn State Alumni Achievement Award
21 March 2018The Penn State Alumni Association will honor Eberly College of Science alumna Megan Matthews with the Alumni Achievement Award.
Study of climate change could lead to understanding future of infectious disease
20 March 2018Over the past 34 years, rainfall in Uganda has decreased by about 12 percent even though many of the global climate models predict an increase in rainfall for the area, according to an international team of researchers. Rainfall levels in Uganda impact agriculture, food security, wildlife habitats and regional economics as well as the prevalence of certain diseases.
Social statistician and former U.S. Census director Robert Groves to present Clogg Lectures March 26 and 27
19 March 2018Robert M. Groves, Executive Vice President and Provost of Georgetown University and former director of the U.S. Census Bureau will present two free, public lectures as part of the 2018 Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lectures.
Statistician Larry Wasserman to present Chemerda Lectures in Science on March 14 and 15, 2018
07 March 2018Larry A. Wasserman, UPMC Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Carnegie Mellon University, will present two free public lectures on March 14 and 15 as part of the 2018 John M. Chemerda Lectures in Science.
Three from Eberly College of Science named Distinguished Professor
06 March 2018Three faculty members from the Eberly College of Science have been selected to receive the title of Distinguished Professor.

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