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


Popular “Study Smarter, Not Harder” Workshop Returns for Spring Semester
Popular “Study Smarter, Not Harder” Workshop Returns for Spring Semester 04 February 2016The popular “Study Smarter, Not Harder” workshop for students will be held on February 9 and 25 at 6:30 p.m. in 100 Life Sciences Building.
Graduation tops off busy month for Penn State senior defensive end
Graduation tops off busy month for Penn State senior defensive end 17 December 2015After traveling across the country receiving accolades for his time spent on the field, Penn State senior defensive end Carl Nassib has one more honor he’s looking forward to: graduation, where he’ll be recognized for his work in the classroom. Nassib, from West Chester, Pennsylvania, will walk across the stage Saturday to accept his degree in biology after a lot of hard work, dedication and schedule adjustments.
Making an impact in the LGBTQA STEM community Students share ideas for positive change at national conference
Making an impact in the LGBTQA STEM community Students share ideas for positive change at national conference 11 December 2015A group of 20 students from the Penn State chapter of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) attended the organization’s fifth annual national conference, held Nov. 13-15 in Pittsburgh, to discuss with peers and professionals their vision for creating a more diverse STEM community.
Millennium Scholars Program growing into third year
Millennium Scholars Program growing into third year 11 December 2015Penn State’s Millennium Scholars Program is growing, both in size and in the eyes of the national STEM community. The program’s third class, or cohort, is finishing up its first semester at University Park, and already the students' degree options have grown to encompass the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences, and College of Information Sciences and Technology. Additionally, members of the first and second cohorts, now sophomores and juniors, have just returned from presenting their research at the nationally recognized Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
Lauren Ulsh to Represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2015
Lauren Ulsh to Represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2015 01 December 2015Lauren Ulsh of Rochester, Minnesota, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 19, 2015, on the University Park campus. Ulsh’s faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be James A. Strauss, senior lecturer of biology at Penn State.
“Study Smarter, Not Harder” Workshop A Resource for the University Community
“Study Smarter, Not Harder” Workshop A Resource for the University Community 24 November 2015The "Study Smarter, Not Harder" workshop was created to help students learn better study strategies.
Ritenour Building to be collaborative student space for College of Science
19 November 2015In an effort to better serve student needs, the Eberly College of Science will renovate the Ritenour Building on the University Park campus to consolidate and expand student support services for undergraduates in the college. The Board of Trustees Finance, Business and Capital Planning Committee on Thursday (Nov. 19) approved the final plans and authorized the expenditure of funds.
Penn State students mentor 'science superheroes' at Haunted-U
Penn State students mentor 'science superheroes' at Haunted-U 04 November 2015Super villains, beware! There is a new class of science superheroes in training at Penn State. More than 50 volunteer students from the Penn State Eberly College of Science spent the better part of their day on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Haunted-U, inspiring the next generation of scientists with inquiry-based, hands-on science activities.
Ecology on the wing: Aerial photography enhances conservation research
Ecology on the wing: Aerial photography enhances conservation research 18 September 2015Drones have been flying over the Ugalla Forest in Western Tanzania. Far from being part of a military operation, these drones are being used to map chimpanzee habitat as part of an international research collaboration.
Penn State hosts 19 National Science Foundation graduate researchers
Penn State hosts 19 National Science Foundation graduate researchers 31 August 2015Penn State is hosting 19 new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. The students join 62 prior recipients continuing in the University’s graduate degree programs in the Eberly College of Science and the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Health and Human Development, Information Sciences and Technology, and the Liberal Arts, as well as the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs.
Graduate students develop sustainability solutions to change the world
Graduate students develop sustainability solutions to change the world 31 August 2015Five interdisciplinary teams, made up of Penn State graduate students, presented their sustainability-related solutions to world challenges at the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Awards (SISCA). These students highlighted the connection to their homes and their research, showing why their work matters not just to them, but to those around the world.
Millennium Scholars Program connects diversity and STEM degrees
Millennium Scholars Program connects diversity and STEM degrees 31 August 2015They looked exactly like the other underclassmen trudging up the stairs to the dining commons at Pollock Halls. They dressed and spoke alike, and until their group reached a set of doors, they acted alike, too.
Five Schreyer Scholars selected for Summer Exposure M.D./Ph.D. program Ten-week program combines biomedical research, clinical experience
Five Schreyer Scholars selected for Summer Exposure M.D./Ph.D. program Ten-week program combines biomedical research, clinical experience 10 August 2015Five Schreyer Honors College students were selected for the Penn State College of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. Summer Exposure Program that prepares individuals for career paths combining clinical medicine and research. Kaleb Bogale, Erik Grinn, Jenna Mandel, Rhea Sullivan and Andrew Tucker were accepted into the program and began their studies in May in Hershey with the opportunity to interact with biomedical researchers, medical professionals and patients during the 10-week program. They will also attend a research forum at the end of the summer program.
Meichen Bian to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2015
Meichen Bian to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2015 10 August 2015Meichen Bian of Hefei City, Anhui Province, China will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, August 15, 2015 on the University Park campus. Bian's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Russell Cooper, professor of economics at Penn State.
Astrobiology students explore alien environment on Earth
Astrobiology students explore alien environment on Earth 20 May 2015Sonny Harman never thought he’d be able to travel far enough to do field work. That’s because the Penn State doctoral student studies atmospheres on other planets. But to his surprise, Harman recently stepped into an alien world -- complete with environments and life unlike just about anything he’d seen on Earth. And he didn’t have to go to Mars to do it. Harman was among a group of graduate students who recently traveled to Italy for an annual astrobiology field course.
Schreyer Scholar credited with co-discovery of new pulsar: Never-before-seen star found during NSF-funded educational outreach program
Schreyer Scholar credited with co-discovery of new pulsar: Never-before-seen star found during NSF-funded educational outreach program 11 May 2015A team of highly determined high school students, which included current Penn State University sophomore and Schreyer Honors College Scholar Cecilia McGough, has discovered a never-before-seen pulsar by painstakingly analyzing data from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Further observations by astronomers using the GBT have revealed that this pulsar has the widest orbit of any around a neutron star and is part of only a handful of double neutron star systems.
Physics major Jacob Wisser awarded a Goldwater Scholarship
Physics major Jacob Wisser awarded a Goldwater Scholarship 07 May 2015Penn State University science student Jacob Wisser is the recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The scholarship is the premier award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Wisser is a physics major and mathematics minor in Penn State's Eberly College of Science Integrated Undergraduate Graduate Program, in which he will complete both B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics in four years. Wisser also is a scholar in Penn State's Schreyer Honors College.
Peter Hohman to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2015
Peter Hohman to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2015 30 April 2015Peter Hohman of Erie, Pennsylvania will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's spring commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 8, 2015 on the University Park campus. Hohman's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Eric Feigelson, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State.
Penn State Science Students Selected to Study at CERN
Penn State Science Students Selected to Study at CERN 16 February 2015Stephanie Brown and Melissa Quinnan, undergraduate students in the Eberly College of Science and Schreyer Honors College, were selected for a prestigious undergraduate research fellowship at CERN this summer as part of the University of Michigan’s CERN Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program.
Victor Cotton to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2014
Victor Cotton to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2014 11 December 2014Victor Cotton of Hershey, Pennsylvania will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, 20 December 2014 on the University Park campus. Cotton's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be James Strauss, senior lecturer in biology.

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