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Science Journal Winter 2021

Origins

Exploring the early universe and the evolution of stars, planets, and galaxies

A message from the dean

Tracy Langkilde for the Winter 2021 Science Journal.

About this photo

Melissa Rolls examines fruit flies under the microscope.

Melissa Rolls for the Winter 2021 issue of the Science Journal.

A note from our guest editor

Don Schneider Science Journal Winter 2021 guest editor.

Detail in the Debris

Jiayin Dong from the Winter 2021 issue of the Science Journal

Improving Analysis of Astronomy Data

Ian Czekala for the Winter 2021 issue of the Science Journal.

Person to Person

Caryl Gronwall in Stockholm, Sweden, where was attending a conference on Lyman-alpha-emitting galaxies.
The portico of Old Main at the University Park Campus.
Tracey Langkilde new dean of the Eberly College of Science for the Winter 2021 Science Journal.
New dean of the Eberly College of Science

Tracy Langkilde has been named dean of the college.

Beatrice Sirakaya for the Winter 2021 issue of the Science Journal.

Undergrads in this minor leave Penn State with the practical knowledge and skills employers look for.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Bio-Tech Cluster

Who succeeds in math?

A Penn State mathematician transitions from the theoretical to the practical to study “inclusive behaviors” in math education.

Nate Brown three column tout image for the Frontiers of Science 2021 landing page.

Online laboratory learning

A case study on how to ensure safety and maintain high levels of learning.

Photo of students in the BIO 220 laboratory class.

New Forensic Science Program director

Jason W. Brooks, associate clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences.

Research and outreach and education, oh my!

A chemistry major combines her passions to fulfill her dreams.

Jilian Roebuck for the Winter 2021 issue of the Science Journal.

An academic and activist

An Eberly graduate student helps initiate opportunities for her BIPOC peers while maintaining an active research program.

Lynnicia Massenbery for the Winter 2021 issue of the Science Journal.

Summer 2020 student marshal

Kexin Yi summer 2020 student marshal featured image.
The portico of Old Main at the University Park Campus.
Will Smith and Ala Stanford. Photo provided courtesy of Dr. Ala Stanford.
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Ala Stanford

Family, community, and social justice converge in this Eberly alumna’s medical practice.

Educational equity in science stock image for the Winter 2021 issue of the Science Journal.

In 2020, the college created five scholarships to support diversity within the college’s undergraduate student community.

Impact on Educational Equity in Science
Because of you, I get to develop drugs in the lab and then apply them to patients to save lives. After graduation, I plan to pursue an M.D./ Ph.D. and move into a physician-scientist career studying oncology and hematology."

—Donovan Brown ‘21 Biology, concentration in Genetics and Developmental Biology. Millennium Scholars Program Scholarship and Science Dean’s Scholarship recipient.
Donovan Brown for the Winter 2021 issue of the Science Journal.
Old Main at the University Park campus during the fall semester.

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

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