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SDG wheel with illustrations of Dave Toews and Sally Mackenzie

Science Journal Spotlight: Activities around the college

14 November 2022

Issue 2 of the 2022 Science Journal explores many of the activities—both virtual and in person—that have strengthened the college community over the last year. Here, we highlight several of these efforts.

group gathers in front of huge tree in Costa Rica

Study abroad makes its big return.
The 2021-2022 academic year marked the return of two study abroad courses in the college, including a trip as part of the Topical Ecology course to Costa Rica and a separate study abroad program focused on anatomy in Italy.

A first-year Penn State student in the Prehealth Summer Bridge Program smiles during a Lunch & Learn session with the Eberly College of Science's associate deans

Prehealth Summer Bridge Program gives incoming students a leg up.
The college’s inaugural summer bridge program allowed undergraduates from historically underrepresented groups to build a community as they prepared for their first semester.


Science U campers stand with their molecule

In-person summer activities return to Eberly.
We highlight some of our favorite photos from this summer’s Science-U programs and the Penn State SETI symposium.

text logo for the astrostats course

Summer learning for grad students in astrostatistics and astroinformatics.
Two summer schools hosted by the Penn State Center for Astrostatistics had almost 500 participants and showcased Penn State expertise.

Logo for A Greater Penn State for the Twenty-first Century campaign.

Eberly College of Science concludes fundraising cycle as part of University’s ‘A Greater Penn State’ campaign.
As the six-year campaign comes to a close, we reflect on the many ways that that gifts to the college have impacted the college community.

View the rest of this issue at the Science Journal web page.