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NSF grant to promote student success in STEM: Eberly College of Science awarded $1 million to expand programs across multiple Penn State campuses
11 October 2018The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1 million to the Eberly College of Science at Penn State as part of its Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM).
Four Alumni Honored with Penn State’s Outstanding Science Alumni Award
11 October 2018The Penn State Eberly College of Science has selected four alumni to be honored with the Outstanding Science Alumni Award for 2018: Fred Allendorf ’71 B.S. Zoology; Nick Hartman ’03 B.S. Chemistry; Alexandra Heerdt ’85 B.S. Science; and Danielle Pasqualone ’90 B.S. Molecular and Cell Biology.
Girirajan awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
10 October 2018Santhosh Girirajan, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and of anthropology at Penn State, has been honored with the 2018 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society.
Palma awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
10 October 2018Chris Palma, teaching professor of astronomy and astrophysics, has been honored with the 2018 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society.
Axtell awarded the Masatoshi Nei Innovation Prize in Biology
08 October 2018Michael J. Axtell, professor of biology at Penn State, has been awarded the Masatoshi Nei Innovation Prize in Biology.
Hong Ma named associate dean for research and innovation in the Eberly College of Science
02 October 2018Hong Ma, professor of biology and Huck Distinguished Research Professor of Plant Molecular Biology at Penn State, has been selected as the new associate dean for research and innovation in the Eberly College of Science.
Giraffe babies inherit spot patterns from their mothers
02 October 2018Some features of a giraffe’s spot pattern are passed on from mother to baby, according to a new study led by researchers from Penn State.
Russel E. Marker lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics set for October 8, 9, and 10
01 October 2018Timothy Heckman, Dr. A. Hermann Pfund Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics on October 8, 9, and 10, at the Penn State University Park campus.
Mark Levi named interim head of Department of Mathematics
01 October 2018Mark Levi, professor of mathematics, has been named the interim head of the Department of Mathematics, effective July 1, 2018.
Shake, Rattle, and Roll to High Efficiency Photovoltaics
27 September 2018New insight into how a certain class of photovoltaic materials allows efficient conversion of sunlight into electricity could set up these materials to replace traditional silicon solar cells.
Lab Bench to Commercialization 2018–19 grant recipients announced
25 September 2018Three faculty members will receive $75,000 each toward commercializing intellectual property
Philip Bevilacqua named head of Department of Chemistry
24 September 2018Philip Bevilacqua, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been named the new head of the Department of Chemistry.
Andrew Read named director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
20 September 2018Andrew Read has been appointed director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State effective January 1, 2019. Read is an Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology, Eberly Professor of Biotechnology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics.
A naturally occurring antibiotic active against drug-resistant tuberculosis
20 September 2018A naturally occurring antibiotic called kanglemycin A is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, even in drug-resistant strains
Young children’s oral bacteria may predict obesity
19 September 2018Weight gain in early childhood is related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting that this understudied aspect of a child’s microbiota -- the collection of microorganisms residing in the mouth -- could serve as an early indicator for childhood obesity.
The surprising environment of an enigmatic neutron star
17 September 2018An unusual infrared emission detected by the Hubble Space Telescope from a nearby neutron star could indicate that the pulsar has features never before seen. The observation could help astronomers better understand the evolution of neutron stars.
Coral bleaching increases disease risk in threatened species
11 September 2018Researchers highlight the need to increase genetic diversity among staghorn corals to prevent further loss in the Florida Reef Tract
Family genetic background vital for understanding progression of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders
07 September 2018Whether an individual develops a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism or ADHD, and the severity of that disorder, depends on genetic changes beyond a single supposedly disease-causing mutation. A new study led by researchers at Penn State reveals that the total amount of rare mutations—deletions, duplications, or other changes to the DNA sequence—in a person’s genome can explain why individuals with a disease-associated mutation can have vastly different symptoms.
Could a demon help to create a quantum computer? Physicists implement a version of Maxwell's famous thought experiment for reducing entropy
05 September 2018Reduced entropy in a three-dimensional lattice of super-cooled, laser-trapped atoms could help speed progress toward creating quantum computers.
Water worlds could have stable climate, perhaps support life, study says
31 August 2018“Water world” planets, those covered with a deep global ocean, could maintain surface conditions similar to that of the Earth for over a billion years.

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