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Keegan McCoy Receives USRA Education Award
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John Nousek, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, and director of the Swift Satellite Mission Operations Center; Keegan McCoy; and Larry Ramsey, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, and Keegan's research supervisor.
Robinson Named 2011 Co-op Student of the Year
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Robinson Named 2011 Co-op Student of the Year
Squire Booker Receives Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award
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Squire Booker Receives Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award
Molecular Depth Profiling Modeled Using Buckyballs and Low-Energy Argon
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Penn State Awarded $3.3 Million to Build Instrument for Finding Planets in Habitable Zones Around Nearby Stars
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Credit: Marty Harris/McDonald Obs./UT-Austin
Lasse Jensen Named a Presidential Early Career Award Winner
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Lasse Jensen Named a Presidential Early Career Award Winner
Raymond Schaak Receives National Fresenius Award
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Raymond Schaak Receives National Fresenius Award
Record-breaking Solar Cell Announced by Multinational Research Team
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Credit: John Asbury lab, Penn State University  Highest ever power conversion efficiency in a colloidal quantum dot (CQD) solar cell has been achieved using inorganic ligands. Credit: John Asbury lab, Penn State University.
Winograd Receives an American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry
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Winograd Receives an American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry
Innovative Nanoparticle Purification System Uses Magnetic Fields
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"Nano-olives" are made up of an iron oxide "olive" with an iron and platinum "pimento." Together the components make a highly magnetic particle structure, which may one day be useful for data storage in computers. Credit: The Schaak/Williams research groups, Penn State.
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