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


Penn State student Taylor Baum receives PennACE Student of the Year Award
Penn State student Taylor Baum receives PennACE Student of the Year Award 21 May 2019Taylor Baum, a Penn State undergraduate student double majoring in biology and electrical engineering, has been selected to receive the 2018-2019 Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award in the STEM category.
All four Penn State Goldwater candidates earn scholarships
All four Penn State Goldwater candidates earn scholarships 17 May 2019For just the second time in Penn State history, all four University candidates to the Goldwater Scholarship program—all undergraduate students in the Eberly College of Science—were named as awardees.
Student entrepreneur takes blood tests from the waiting room to the living room
Student entrepreneur takes blood tests from the waiting room to the living room 07 May 2019Using Penn State’s entrepreneurial resources, recent graduate Sherveen “Shevy” Karbasi is bringing complete blood count testing out of the clinic and onto a smartphone via HemoGO, an app capable of delivering a CBC in less than a minute, all within the comfort and security of one’s own home.
Alumna Laura Russo receives Robert May Prize from the British Ecological Society
Alumna Laura Russo receives Robert May Prize from the British Ecological Society 02 May 2019Eberly College of Science alumna Laura Russo has been selected to receive the Robert May Prize from the British Ecological Society for her scientific paper in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
Undergraduate students develop Math 110 packets for studying
Undergraduate students develop Math 110 packets for studying 01 May 2019A team of students has finished assembling a study packet series for Math 110: Techniques of Calculus, one of the most-taken mathematics courses at Penn State, through a collaboration between the Department of Mathematics and Penn State Learning. The packets are available at no extra charge to Math 110 students.
New research shows promise for success of underrepresented scholars in STEM
New research shows promise for success of underrepresented scholars in STEM 25 April 2019New evidence shows positive effects of undergraduate programs at Penn State and other institutions aimed at increasing retention and academic performance of historically underrepresented undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
Four Eberly College of Science graduate students receive Penn State awards
Four Eberly College of Science graduate students receive Penn State awards 22 April 2019Four graduate students in the Eberly College of Science were honored for their accomplishments during the 2019 Graduate Student Awards Luncheon, held April 11 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Sylvia Bintrim to represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as student marshal at spring commencement 2019
Sylvia Bintrim to represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as student marshal at spring commencement 2019 22 April 2019Sylvia Bintrim of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 4, 2019.
Penn State physics student joins forces with NASA in Norway
Penn State physics student joins forces with NASA in Norway 22 April 2019The Student Scoop', an ongoing Q&A series from Penn State's Student Engagement Network, features physics major Joshua Norfolk, who speaks about his experience working alongside NASA in Andøya, Norway.
Six Eberly College of Science students offered graduate funding from National Science Foundation and Department of Energy
18 April 2019Six students from the Penn State Eberly College of Science earned fellowship offers from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.
Penn State team earns top spot in international Kaggle hackathon
Penn State team earns top spot in international Kaggle hackathon 22 March 2019Students from four colleges blend interdisciplinary backgrounds and shared skills to claim first place in the international Kaggle University Hackathon, the first-ever university hackathon of its kind.
Penn State students encourage, learn from youngsters in Ugandan orphanage
Penn State students encourage, learn from youngsters in Ugandan orphanage 21 March 2019Students from the Eberly College of Science had their perspectives changed during a service trip to an orphanage in Entebbe, Uganda this winter
Crow named recipient of 2019 Eric A. Walker Award
Crow named recipient of 2019 Eric A. Walker Award 21 March 2019Kelsey Crow, senior double-major in biology and psychology at Penn State, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Eric A. Walker Award.
Millennium Scholars Program, philanthropy support student success in STEM
Millennium Scholars Program, philanthropy support student success in STEM 13 March 2019Thanks to the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program and support from donors like Steve and Kathi Mahle, a growing number of Penn State students are on their way toward earning advanced degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
I AM STEM competition empowers students to inspire the next generation of scientists
I AM STEM competition empowers students to inspire the next generation of scientists 15 February 2019The I AM STEM competition, founded in 2017 by the Office of Science Outreach, is a way to provide science students with the opportunity to develop their speaking skills and gain confidence in their ability to inspire the next generation of scientists.
'A Light in the Dark': One THON captain's journey through cancer
'A Light in the Dark': One THON captain's journey through cancer 14 February 2019Having personally known children battling pediatric cancer during her years in and out of hospitals, Barker’s own experiences with childhood health struggles fueled her interest in helping THON fight this disease, even if she had never been personally impacted by cancer herself — that is, until her own diagnosis.
Science for all
Science for all 06 February 2019Students in the Eberly College of Science are creating communities for underrepresented groups to promote a diverse, inclusive scientific enterprise
Discovering the beauty of living cells: Science meets coffee shop art
Discovering the beauty of living cells: Science meets coffee shop art 17 January 2019A recent art exhibition in downtown State College featured "The Art of Cell Biology," with 18 works produce by Penn State scientists. Claire Thomas, associate professor of biology and of biochemistry and molecular biology and curator of the exhibit, discusses the exhibit as well as the intersection of science and art.
Searching the stars
Searching the stars 03 January 2019With forward-looking, concurrent development of a new global research hub and a unique graduate curriculum, Penn State is growing the worldwide SETI community, looking for intelligent life across the cosmos.
Nhi 'Titi' Tran to represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as student marshal at fall commencement 2018
Nhi 'Titi' Tran to represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as student marshal at fall commencement 2018 13 December 2018Nhi "Titi” Tran of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 15, 2018, on the University Park campus.

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