Black History Month Scholar's program highlights faculty research

February 20, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) and the Department of African American Studies at Penn State are sponsoring the Black History Month PSU Scholar’s Program. Three panel discussions, highlighting scholarship by Penn State faculty members of African descent, will take place Feb. 21 and 22 in Pattee Library's Foster Auditorium on the University Park campus. Panelists will share their research, followed by a question-and-answer period. Everyone is welcome to the panel sessions to learn about the interesting research Penn State faculty are undertaking and to ask questions.

Tuesday Feb. 21, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

— Anthony Didlake, assistant professor of meteorology and atmospheric sciences, “Flying Through the Eye of the Storm: My Experience in Observing and Researching Hurricanes”

— Paris von Lockette, associate professor of mechanical engineering, “From Big Macs to Little MACS: the magneto-active structures and composites lab at Penn State”

— Kofi Adu, associate professor of physics, Penn State Altoona, "Towards Energy Security: Interfacial Design of Ultra-Conductors"

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

— Ashley Patterson, assistant professor, College of Education, “Study Abroad Experiences of Historically Underrepresented UG Students”

— Cynthia Young, department head of African-American studies, associate professor of African-American studies and English, “White Backlash in the Obama Years”

— Wanda Knight, associate professor of art education and women’s gender and sexuality studies, “Looking B(l)ack: Examining the Monstrous History of Black Oppression through Racist Imagery and Artifacts”

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4-5:30 p.m.

— Marc Miller, assistant professor of arts and landscape architecture, “Race and the Capitalocene: A Case for Landscape as the grounds for examining the Africa-American Experience in the Built Environment"

— Squire Booker, professor of chemistry, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, “A Molecular Approach to Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance”

— Nicole Webster, associate professor, agricultural economics, sociology, and education, College of Agricultural Sciences, “Youth Engagement: Cases across the African Diaspora”

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Last Updated March 20, 2017