Three Penn State graduate students — Lucy Harbor, Megan McDonie, and Janet Purdy — have earned research funding through the competitive process of the Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Award. The award is funded by the Marjorie Grant Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge and supported by Penn State’s University Libraries and the Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK).
D. Scott Bennett, distinguished professor of political science, will become associate dean for research and graduate studies in the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, effective July 1.
A paper coauthored by Russell Graham, director of Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Museum & Art Gallery and professor of geosciences, received the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Each year, PNAS gives the award to the best published paper of outstanding scientific excellence and originality in the six broadly defined scientific areas of the National Academy of Sciences.
Penn State mechanical engineering major Alexander Walsh was selected as the 2017 winner of the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award, which carries a prize of $1,250. All three finalists for the 2017 award are Schreyer Scholars, with Aviva Doery earning a $750 prize and Samuel Lapp receiving $500.
Graduating Penn State senior Nicole Antkiewicz will teach English in Japan this summer after completing a thesis on the evolution and impact of video game narratives.
Eighty-three students from across Penn State’s campuses will each be awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Office of Undergraduate Education. The students will use the funds to immerse themselves in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
On April 25, 11 undergraduate students representing Penn State campuses throughout Pennsylvania presented their research to an audience of legislators at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol—Pennsylvania (URC-PA) conference.
Jen Taylor discovered and cultivated two passions, international dance and Earth science, during her four years at Penn State.
Data comes in all shapes and sizes -- from text-based tweets to satellite imagery. The variability of that data was on display at the recent Big Data Social Science (BDSS) poster session.
This week, we recognize four people who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with the College of Engineering, Penn State Harrisburg, the College of the Liberal Arts and the Sustainability Institute.
At the May 6 commencement ceremony, 21 students will represent the College of the Liberal Arts as student marshals. Approximately 1,400 undergraduates will receive their degrees at the event, which will be live streamed at wpsu.org/liberalarts beginning at 6:25 pm. Elizabeth Catchmark is the college student marshal and commencement speaker.
The Presidential Leadership Academy's new class of 30 students represents 11 of Penn State's academic colleges.
The African Feminist Initiative will present the lecture “African Feminist Conversations: Writing Sex Work and Prostitution in History and Fiction” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library on Penn State’s University Park campus.
A sociology and demography professor's idea for improved faculty feedback wins the 2017 Open Innovation Challenge at the Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology.