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


Sylvia Biscoveanu to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2017
Sylvia Biscoveanu to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2017 01 May 2017Sylvia Biscoveanu of Yardley, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 6, 2017, on the University Park campus. Biscoveanu’s faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Miguel Mostafá, associate professor of physics and of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State.
Penn State student Zack Springer awarded Cooperative Education Student Achievement Award
Penn State student Zack Springer awarded Cooperative Education Student Achievement Award 24 March 2017Zack Springer, a member of the Science BS/MBA dual degree program at Penn State, was awarded the Cooperative Education Student Achievement Award by the Cooperative Education & Internship Association
Penn State student Julie Fenton selected to meet with Nobel Laureates
Penn State student Julie Fenton selected to meet with Nobel Laureates 06 March 2017Penn State chemistry graduate student Julie Fenton has been selected to participate in the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, during which she will interact with Nobel Laureates at Lake Constance in Germany.
Stressed snakes strike first
Stressed snakes strike first 21 December 2016Whether a wild cottonmouth snake will attempt to strike in an encounter depends on its baseline stress level, according to a team of scientists led by Penn State undergraduate researcher Mark Herr.
Emily Very to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2016
Emily Very to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2016 14 December 2016Emily Very of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 17, 2016, on the University Park campus. Very’s faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Aimin Liu, associate professor of biology.
John Lin to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2016
John Lin to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2016 08 August 2016John Lin of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University's summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, August 13, 2016, on the University Park campus. Lin's faculty escort for the commencement exercises will be Gong Chen, professor of biology and the Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences at Penn State.
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.

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