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


Physics Graduate Student Kelly Malone Receives DOE Award
Physics Graduate Student Kelly Malone Receives DOE Award 06 July 2016 Kelly Malone, a fourth year graduate student studying particle astrophysics, has received the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program award. According to the DOE, the SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the DOE Office of Science mission.
Quinnan Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Quinnan Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 18 May 2016Melissa Quinnan, who recently graduated from the Eberly College of Science with an undergraduate degree in physics, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.
Wing and Bram to represent Penn State Eberly College of Science as student marshals
21 April 2016Anna Wing and Joshua Bram, both of State College, Pennsylvania, will be honored as student marshals during the Penn State Eberly College of Science spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7, 2016, on the University Park campus. Wing's faculty escort will be Joseph Reese, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology. Bram's faculty escort will be Stephen Schaeffer, professor of biology.
Leigh Krompasky and Grace Lee Receive the John W. White Graduate Fellowship
Leigh Krompasky and Grace Lee Receive the John W. White Graduate Fellowship 21 April 2016The Penn State University Faculty Senate awarded Leigh Krompasky, a senior majoring in Science, and Grace Lee, a senior majoring in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Genetics & Developmental Biology, and a Schreyer Scholar, with the John W. White Graduate Fellowship.
Physics Major Andrea Sylvia Biscoveanu Awarded a Goldwater Scholarship
08 April 2016Penn State University student Andrea Sylvia Biscoveanu is the recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Student Neha Gupta, Children's Peace Prize winner, brings charity to Penn State
Student Neha Gupta, Children's Peace Prize winner, brings charity to Penn State 28 March 2016"Imagine throwing a pebble in a pond: the first ripple is small, but then you watch in awe as the ripples become larger and larger," said Neha Gupta, Penn State science student. "And just so is the impact of one person with an idea or mission that speaks to the heart." Gupta is one of the rarest kinds of students. Balancing a premedicine honors curriculum, she also runs an international charity and acts as a spokesperson for Microsoft.
Getting students to 'flip' over chemistry
Getting students to 'flip' over chemistry 28 March 2016Professor combines IT with flipped classroom techniques to better engage students
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.

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