The Lemelson-MIT Program announced today (May 19) that Justin Keenan and Kevin Paroda, both undergraduate students in the College of Engineering at Penn State, are winners in the Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition.
Nick Frazzette, a Schreyer Honors College Scholar in the College of Engineering, is pursuing both his bachelor and master degrees in bioengineering simultaneously through the Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate Program.
Nanotechnology for diagnosing and treating prostate cancer will be the focus of a five-year, $1.58 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to Penn State and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
For cancer patients, the most dreaded piece of news is that the disease has spread. "Ninety percent of patients die because of metastasic tumors, not the primary tumor," says Siyang Zheng, assistant professor of bioengineering at Penn State. Now, work by an interdisciplinary team led by Zheng may give patients a better chance of survival after their tumors have metastasized. Zheng's team is developing a device that may help monitor circulating tumor cells, or CTCs.
For many, the term "academic integrity" may be synonymous with preventing cheating, but a recent workshop on campus showed faculty there's more to creating an ethical classroom than just preventing cheating.