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Penn State chemistry major receives 2024 ACS Student Leadership Award
Mark Puthenpurayil
Plan to renovate Osmond Laboratory advances
Osmond Renovations 2024

 The Penn State Board of Trustees approved a proposal to renovate a portion of Osmond Laboratory.

Committee advances plan to rename Chemistry Building as 'Benkovic Building'
The Benkovics

Proposal approved to rename the Chemistry Building to Benkovic Building to honor Stephen and Pat Benkovic's impact on Penn State. 

Eric Nacsa receives 2024 NSF CAREER Award
Eric Nacsa
Penn State physicist Zoltan Fodor named Distinguished Professor
Zoltan Fodor
Combining materials may support unique superconductivity for quantum computing
diagrams and graphs of material structure

Combining a ferromagnet and an antiferromagnet results in unique electrical properties.

Hubble traces ‘string of pearls’ star clusters in galaxy collisions
image of galaxy with tail-like formation spiraling out of it

Each cluster within a tidal tail can contain as many as a milllion newborn stars.

Penn State alumnus Richard Silverman to present the Spring 2024 Harold Kohn Endowed Distinguished Chemistry Alumni Lecture
Rick Silverman
Submissions now open for 2024 annual Materials Visualization Competition
image of epitaxy, approach to fabricate thin crystalline film
Chemistry professor and colleague recognized with Institute of Energy and the Environment Award
Five faculty wearing nice clothes line up
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