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A collection of stories about some of the students enrolled in the Eberly College of Science.

Penn State senior selected as Marshall Scholar
Penn State senior selected as Marshall Scholar 24 November 2014Ryan Henrici, a Penn State Schreyer Honors College scholar, has been selected to receive a prestigious Marshall Scholarship, a highly sought-after program that finances American college students to study in the United Kingdom.
Penn State Schreyer Scholar wins 2014 International Children's Peace Prize
Penn State Schreyer Scholar wins 2014 International Children's Peace Prize 19 November 2014Penn State student and first-year Schreyer Honors College scholar Neha Gupta today (Nov. 18) accepted the 2014 International Children’s Peace Prize Award for her exceptional work to raise money for underprivileged children around the world. She is a scholar in the Eberly College of Science and will be entering the pre-medicine program.
Kristina Kaldon Receives USRA Education Award
Kristina Kaldon Receives USRA Education Award 08 October 2014Kristina Kaldon, a senior majoring in astronomy and astrophysics, recently received the USRA Education Award. The USRA Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in the physical sciences or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education. Kaldon is the second student from Penn State to receive the award.
College Undergraduate Poster Exhibit Winners Announced
College Undergraduate Poster Exhibit Winners Announced 01 October 2014Twelve undergraduate students from a variety of science disciplines were selected as winners at the Eberly College of Science Undergraduate Experiences Poster Session held on September 25 on the Life Sciences Bridge. Students who have had a research experience, internship, co-op, or study abroad were invited to participate. Participants presented a poster for other interested students and faculty members.
Internships Solidify Research Career Path for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student
Internships Solidify Research Career Path for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student 28 August 2014Internships and externships can be valuable experiences that help you define your career path. Sarah Chang, a junior in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has participated in both experiences as a Penn State Science student.
Jeffrey Oliver to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2014
Jeffrey Oliver to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2014 06 August 2014Jeffrey Oliver of Newark, Delaware will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, 16 August 2014 on the University Park campus. Oliver's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Leana Topper, a lecturer in biology.
Groh Receives Two Major Schreyer Honors College Awards
14 May 2014John Groh, a recent graduate in physics and mathematics and a Schreyer Honors Scholar, was awarded two of the major Schreyer Honors College awards presented to graduating seniors: the Paul Axt Prize and the Douglas G. and Regina C. Evans Research Award. Groh was presented with these awards during the Schreyer Honors College Medals Ceremony on May 9 in Eisenhower Auditorium.
Abercrombie and Krecko Named 2014 Spring Commencement Student Marshals
Abercrombie and Krecko Named 2014 Spring Commencement Student Marshals 16 April 2014Daniel Abercrombie of Linden, Pennsylvania, and Laura Krecko, of Hershey, Pennsylvania, will be honored as student marshals during the Penn State Eberly College of Science’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 10, 2014.
Penn State Students Featured as 'Incredibly Impressive' Undergraduates
Penn State Students Featured as 'Incredibly Impressive' Undergraduates 24 February 2014BusinessInsider.com profiles 'incredibly impressive' undergraduate students who represent Penn State's best. In the classroom and laboratory, performing on the field — or in it, doing world-class research and altruistic service around the globe — these Penn State students represent just a small fraction of what is "incredibly impressive" about our University.
Alumnus John Urschel Caps Off Banner Year with Campbell Trophy
Alumnus John Urschel Caps Off Banner Year with Campbell Trophy 13 December 2013Eberly College of Science alumnus John Urschel earned many accolades this year, including the prestigious Campbell Trophy, given to the nation's best football scholar-athlete.
Andrew Hanlon to Represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2013
05 December 2013Andrew Hanlon of McMurray, Pennsylvania will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, 21 December, 2013 on the University Park campus. Hanlon’s faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Bratoljub Milosavljevic, a lecturer in chemistry.
Graduate Student Studying Ecological Impacts of Increased Noise on Animals
29 August 2013Humans are not conditioned to think about sound as a tangible, measurable entity. For the majority of us, it simply becomes part of the background, secondary to our more informative visual environment. But for Jenny Tennessen, a doctoral candidate in ecology, sound is the basis for her graduate research in the field of bioacoustics and is something that has always intrigued her.
Ciera L. Johnson to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2013
Ciera L. Johnson to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2013 29 July 2013Ciera L. Johnson of Hughesville, Pennsylvania will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, 10 August, 2013, on the University Park campus. Johnson's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Kimberlyn Nelson, a senior lecturer in the Department of Biology.
$600K NSF S-STEM Grant to Fund New Scholarship Program in Science
17 July 2013The Eberly College of Science at Penn State has recently been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program of the National Science Foundation. This grant will fund a new scholarship for science students transitioning to the University Park campus from one of Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth campuses in the 2+2 plan.
Brendan Mullan Selected as a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer
Brendan Mullan Selected as a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer 15 May 2013Brendan Mullan, an astrobiologist, science educator, and a recent Ph.D. graduate from Penn State, joins a roboticist, a glaciologist, a planetary geologist, an artist and an entrepreneur as one of 17 visionary, young trailblazers from around the world who have been selected as this year’s National Geographic Emerging Explorers.
2013 Myriant Corporation Scholarship Winners Announced
2013 Myriant Corporation Scholarship Winners Announced 08 May 2013The Eberly College of Science is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Myriant Corporation Scholarship for Excellence in Bio-Energy and Energy Sustainability. The Myriant Scholarship recognizes outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in bioenergy and/or energy sustainability, and is generously sponsored by the Myriant Corporation of Quincy, Massachusetts.
Josh Laughner Composes Both Musical Compositions, Chemical Equations
06 May 2013What happens when a student has strong interests in two vastly different fields of study? How does the student choose a path? Josh Laughner decided not to choose and successfully pursued degrees in both chemistry and music.
Rachel Chang to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2013
Rachel Chang to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2013 05 April 2013Rachel W. Chang of Haverford, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, 4 May 2013 on the University Park campus. Chang's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Aimin Liu, an associate professor of biology.
Penn State Open Online Course "Infects" Learners, Causing a "Virtual Pandemic"
Penn State Open Online Course "Infects" Learners, Causing a "Virtual Pandemic" 14 March 2013A new "virtual epidemic apocalypse" game is one of the innovative components of a free massive open online course (MOOC) titled "Epidemics: the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases," that will be launched by Penn State University's Eberly College of Science on 15 October 2013. "As you are taking this science course, a virtual epidemic is unfolding, with the potential of infecting hundreds of thousands of people. Can we stop it and, if so, how?" said Marcel Salathe, the assistant professor of biology and of computer science and engineering who leads the team of eight Penn State faculty members who will teach the eight-week course.
Undergraduate Astronomer Helps the World To See "Invisible" Light from Star Clusters
Undergraduate Astronomer Helps the World To See "Invisible" Light from Star Clusters 29 January 2013Ever since Blair Porterfield attended astronomy camp as a middle-school student, she knew she wanted to become an astronomer. Now, as a Penn State senior majoring in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Porterfield is a member of NASA's Swift satellite team, studying the light emitted by star clusters.

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