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Science Journal 2022 Issue 1

Preprofessional Programs

Helping students prepare for a variety of rewarding careers

A message from the Dean

Tracy Langkilde

A note from our guest editor

Chris Palma

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Better Health Care, One Student at a Time

The Eberly College of Science is raising the bar in preparing students across the University for medical school and beyond.

BS/MBA students on the floor of the NY Stock Excahnge

Eberly’s integrated B.S./M.B.A. program accelerates science students’ path to business professions.

Applying Science to Business
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Why Does Our Memory Decline as We Age, and Could It Be Reversible?

A Penn State biologist explores the molecular relationship between aging and circadian changes in memory formation.

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A Penn State statistician does both, studying the theoretical foundations of statistical inference and applying them to the analysis of functional neuroimaging data.

Theory and Application

Teaching Biotech Better

Close ties with industry fuel success for Penn State’s master of biotechnology degree program.

Students in the master of biotechnology degree program process samples in the lab. Photo provided courtesy of Loida Escote-Carlson, Penn State.

Teaching Human Anatomy with Care and Respect

The college’s cadaver lab provides memorable learning environment for students across the University.

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Lab Bench to Commercialization Grants

Recipients of the 2022 grants will support research to screen antiviral drug candidates and to improve plant crop yield.

Lab Bench to Commercialization graphic for the featured innovations website.
Davey Lab Observatory. Credit: Nate Follmer
Honoring Two Pioneers of Penn State Astronomy

Henry Yeagley and Carl Bauer were instrumental in shaping the past, present, and future of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Order of the Octopus 2021 logo

The Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center breaks new ground with a conference for early career researchers.

Making Their Mark on SETI
Pitch Competition
Students Go Face-to-Face with Alumni in the “Shark Tank”

Students develop and pitch projects to alumni panel during a microbial biotechnology course.

Black student presents poster at undergrad expo

The college sponsored three events as part of its new Diversity in STEM Corporate Partners Program.

Diversity in STEM Corporate Partners Program

Fall Student Marshal

Piper Jones represented the college during the fall 2021 commencement ceremonies.

Piper Jones

Chemistry Major Making His Mark on RNA Research

From Scranton to University Park, undergraduate Mark Herne explores RNA chemistry.

Herne in mask and gloves pipettes liquid at lab bench

From Professional Soccer Player to Aspiring Surgeon

How one recent grad pursued both research and athletics.

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Thanks to your generosity and this scholarship, I can take a step towards becoming the mathematics professor I desire to be. Thank you for the confidence and support you have given me to continue my education.
— Jaysa Grafton ’22 Mathematics Recipient of the Forest Honors Scholarship in Mathematics
Jaysa Grafton outside
Old Main at the University Park campus during the fall semester.

Your gift can support students like Jaysa.

Contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (814) 865-5798 or for more information.

Peter (left) and Michael (right) Wetzel in suits at gala
Estate Commitment to Create Full-Tuition Scholarships

Michael and Peter Wetzel will leave a legacy of opportunity in the Eberly College of Science.

George Kosco

A Dr. George M. Kosco memorial (1946–2021).

Quietly Impacting Hundreds of Lives through Philanthropy

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