When a faculty member is granted an Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation, it's an honor for their career and department. But, when three members earn that distinction, as faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering did this year, it's three times the accolades for the department.
Blue-White Weekend attendees and the general public are invited to the Penn State Blue-White Science Expo, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the HUB. The expo offers the community a chance to show their support for research while learning about the newest work from 17 of Penn State's research faculty. A complete schedule and registration form for tickets is available at http://research.psu.edu/expo.
Directors from Penn State's Office for Research Protections will present a 15-minute overview on the recent and upcoming changes to National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research at noon on May 2 in 112 Henderson Building.
The new WPSU documentary "Managing Risk in a Changing Climate" will premiere during Earth Week at 7 p.m. April 18 followed by a panel discussion at the State Theatre in downtown State College.
Explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, a performance by the University's oldest a cappella group and Ludacris' Penn State Behrend concert highlight events happening April 7-13.
Six University faculty members have received the 2017 Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement including James Adair, professor of materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacology.
Andrew Nyblade, professor of geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been awarded the 2017 President's Award for Excellence in Academic Integration.
Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. The faculty and staff awards ceremony is Wednesday, April 19.
Aidan Davy, the International Council on Mining and Metals' (ICMM) chief operating officer, will give the 2017 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering at Penn State. His talk, "The global context of mining: the evolution from mining license to social license to social contract," will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in 26 Hosler Building on the University Park campus.
A free screening of the documentary "The Age of Consequences" followed by a panel discussion will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, at the State Theatre in downtown State College. The event is free and open to the public.