Three Penn State Schreyer Honors College Scholars will participate in a public oral presentation to be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park. Aviva Doery, Samuel Lapp and Alexander Walsh have the opportunity to win $1,250 as the top prize for the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award.
Mindfulness -- assuming an accepting, nonjudgmental and kind attitude toward thoughts and feelings -- helped a group of University freshman adjust to the transition into college life. The students who participated in a mindfulness program were less depressed and anxious than the control group. There was also an overall drop in alcohol use among the students trained in mindfulness compared to the control group.
Undergraduate research is alive and well at the colleges and universities that compose the Higher Education Council of Berks County.
The research team, co-led by Penn State’s Dongwon Lee, associate professor of Information Sciences and Technology, theorized that these different personas stem from a desire to fit within the distinctive culture or etiquette of each site.
Educational and fun activities related to neuroscience, mental health, psychology and learning are set for April 5, when Penn State York celebrates Brain Awareness Day. The event, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building, is free and open to the public.
Undergraduate students currently involved in research are invited to present their work at a poster session as part of the 2017 Undergraduate Exhibition, Penn State’s annual celebration of undergraduate student research and creative endeavors. Participation is open to students from all Penn State campuses. Poster entries will be accepted through March 3.
It's a long way between central Pennsylvania and Greenland — at least 2,000 miles — but Laura Radville came to Penn State so she could study climate change in the "Iceberg capital of the world."
The Office of Undergraduate Education will hold an information session for summer 2017 Erickson Discovery Grants from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 1 in 106 HUB-Robeson Center. Erickson Discovery Grants support undergraduate student engagement in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
Thomas Gould, head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the role of genes in nicotine withdrawal.
What does the study of honey bees have to do with pollen variations and seasonal allergies? Science major Cassandra Darnell hopes to find out through an ongoing independent study she is conducting on the honey bees that she brought to Penn State Berks.
Envision a robotic arm, eight feet high and covered in a fine white dust, intricately carving a massive piece of marble in a large, otherwise empty room, the buzzing sound of the machine bouncing off the walls. The “operator” is a computer guiding the arm to carve the marble based on a 3D model created by an artist who is not only absent from the room, but located an ocean away.
Penn State and Texas A&M engineering students and faculty participated in a brand new 10-week research experience for undergraduates this summer.
On July 20, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law allowing the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and institutions of higher education to grow hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) for research purposes. Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is working with the state department of agriculture to develop the policies, procedures and applications needed to facilitate and guide such research projects.
This week, Penn State President Eric Barron is turning over his blog, “Digging Deeper,” to Nick Jones, Penn State’s executive vice president and provost. In this blog, Provost Jones expands on the significance of studying at a research university and the value of graduate students who are part of Penn State’s teaching, research and outreach enterprise.
The research and creative activity of College of Arts and Architecture faculty members is on display in a series of approximately three-minute videos produced by Cody Goddard, multimedia specialist for the college’s eLearning Institute, and Cynthia White, research associate.