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Penn State chemistry major receives 2024 ACS Student Leadership Award
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Mark Puthenpurayil
Plan to renovate Osmond Laboratory advances
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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'
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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
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Eric Nacsa
Penn State physicist Zoltan Fodor named Distinguished Professor
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Zoltan Fodor
Combining materials may support unique superconductivity for quantum computing
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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
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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
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Rick Silverman
Submissions now open for 2024 annual Materials Visualization Competition
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image of epitaxy, approach to fabricate thin crystalline film
Chemistry professor and colleague recognized with Institute of Energy and the Environment Award
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Five faculty wearing nice clothes line up
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