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Stellar Detective
25 January 2010Research Penn State profiles Mercedes Richards, professor of astronomy and astrophysics in the Eberly College of Science. Printed on the pages of Mercedes Richards' high school yearbook, a friend's parting sentiment reads: "Mad Mercy! Her ambition is to obtain a Ph.D. in Astronomy!" Like only a few of her classmates back in Kingston, Jamaica, loved looking up at the skies. "I made a decision 'round about 6th grade or so that I wanted to be an astronomer," she declares.
Mammoth Achievement
20 January 2010Forget Jurassic Park. By successfully sequencing the DNA of a long-extinct species, Stephan Schuster and Webb Miller have helped push back the boundaries of molecular biology. Research Penn State features the work of these two Eberly College of Science faculty who have successfully sequenced the DNA of the woolly mammoth.
"Water: The Next Frontier" is the topic of the 2010 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
12 January 2010"Water: The Next Frontier" is the theme of the 2010 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, a series of free public lectures that will begin on Saturday, January 23. This free public minicourse will take you on a tour of the latest research on water, the miracle molecule that supports all life on Earth.
Penn State's mammoth research to be included on '60 Minutes'
08 January 2010An episode on "60 Minutes" will include information about Penn State's achievement in recreating the first genome sequences of the woolly mammoth, a mammal as large as an elephant that became extinct about 10,000 years ago. The episode is scheduled to air as the second 15-minute feature story during the "60 Minutes" show on Sunday, Jan. 10.
"Superatoms" Mimic Elements: Research Reveals New Perspective of Periodic Table
04 January 2010Transforming lead into gold is an impossible feat, but a similar type of "alchemy" is not only possible, but cost-effective too. Three Penn State researchers have shown that certain combinations of elemental atoms have electronic signatures that mimic the electronic signatures of other elements.
Four College Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
17 December 2009Four Penn State Science faculty members were named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The Fellows are Sarah Assmann, Waller Professor of Biology; Philip Bevilacqua, professor of chemistry; Barbara Garrison, head and Shapiro Professor of Chemistry; and Blair Hedges, professor of biology.
College Receives Over $30 Million in ARRA Funding in 2009
16 December 2009The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is a unique funding opportunity which has had a significant impact on research grants in the Eberly College of Science. Since May 2009, faculty in the College has received 40 awards totaling over $30 million dollars.
Schultz Selected as Science Student Marshal for Penn State Fall Commencement
15 December 2009Jon W. Schultz, of North East, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the Eberly College of Science student marshal during Penn State's fall commencement ceremonies on 19 December 2009 at the University Park campus. Schultz, who is completing a bachelor's degree in science, has a 3.88 grade-point average. He won the Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship, and he was part of the Balog Scholar Science BS/MBA Program from 2006 to 2009.
Boy Scouts Explore Space at Penn State
10 December 2009A troop of Boy Scouts recently went on a journey to outer space with Penn State faculty and students. Chris Palma, senior lecturer in the Penn State Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, welcomed Boy Scout Troop 422 from Annapolis, Md on December 5.
Fall commencement to be held December 19
04 December 2009Fall 2009 commencement ceremonies for the University Park campus will be held on Saturday, December 19. The Eberly College of Science ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center.
From the Edge of Darkness to the Black Abyss: Marine Scientists Census 17,500+ Species and Counting
30 November 2009Census of Marine Life scientists, including Penn State Professor of Biology Charles Fisher, have inventoried an astonishing abundance, diversity and distribution of deep sea species that have ever known sunlight – creatures that somehow manage a living in a frigid black world down to 5,000 meters (~3 miles) below the ocean waves.
College Honors Six Outstanding Alumni
21 November 2009Penn State Science awarded six alumni with the 2009 Outstanding Alumni Award at a dinner held on October 2. The Outstanding Science Alumni Awards are presented annually to recognize and reward outstanding Penn State alumni for their success as leaders in science and for the impact they have had and will continue to have on society and their professions.
Staff Recognized at Annual Awards Reception
20 November 200919 November 2009—Five Penn State Science staff members were honored at the 17th Annual Staff Recognition Reception at the Nittany Lion Inn. In addition, staff members who acheived years of service milestones were recognized, and the Coins for Caring winning department was announced.
Chemistry Students Experience Europe During Summer Abroad
18 November 2009November 2009 —For two Penn State Science students, summer wasn't a typical vacation, but instead a study abroad experience to remember. Michelle Knabb and Paul Chiarulli, both seniors majoring in chemistry, chose to spend their summer conducting research in a chemistry lab across the Atlantic in the Sussex International Summer School (ISS) at the University of Sussex in England.

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