Undergraduate research conference to showcase student work

Three students at Penn State Behrend are developing a new battery for the microsatellite that provides amateur-radio access to the International Space Station. They will present their work during the conference, which is sponsored by Penn State Behrend and the Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of Sigma Xi, an international, multidisciplinary research society.

More than 250 students from 12 colleges and universities will present research at the conference. Other topics include the use of room-navigating robots to fight house fires, the conditions that make cyber-bullying more traumatic than face-to-face bullying and the damage that downy mildew causes to Erie County grape vineyards.

The participating students represent Penn State Behrend, Allegheny College, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Gannon University, Mercyhurst University, Kutztown University, Westminster College, Thiel College, Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State Schuylkill, Penn State York and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Penn State Behrend provides nearly $250,000 each year to support undergraduate research by its students. In addition to the conference, a signature event, the college provides research and travel grants and summer research fellowships.

For more information, go to http://psbehrend.psu.edu/research-outreach/student-research/annual-conference-1

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Last Updated April 09, 2012