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Penn State Relay For Life executive director plans on lifelong cancer advocacy
04/03/2018

As a first-year student, Mensch was confident that she wanted to advocate for a cause. She decided to attend the night-time Luminaria Ceremony at Relay For Life. At the ceremony, luminaria bags line the walkways lit with candles, honoring those who have suffered or are suffering from cancer. She had her "this is it" moment and decided to get involved. Gradually, she assumed more leadership and held positions like the EMS Relay For Life chairperson, Greek recruitment overall, ultimately becoming the executive director in her senior year.


EnvironMentors aims to help underrepresented students into STEM fields
04/03/2018

Penn State was approved to be a new chapter of a science-based program, called EnvironMentors, which aims to bring underrepresented students into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).


Institute for CyberScience announces 2018 ICS Seed Grant recipients
04/02/2018

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) has announced the recipients of the 2018 ICS Seed Grant awards. This year, 18 researchers will receive funding from ICS. More than $413,000 is being awarded through this program.


Annual Minerals Junior Education Day set for April 7
04/02/2018

Students can learn about minerals, crystals, gems, fossils and Earth sciences at the annual Minerals Junior Education Day. The educational program, co-sponsored by Penn State's College of Earth and Minerals Sciences' Museum and Art Gallery, is designed to encourage the interest of students in grades one through eight in the Earth sciences.


Panel discussion on sustainability, climate science on April 4
04/02/2018

At 4 p.m. on April 4 in 101 Chambers Building, a panel discussion titled "Sustain What?" will look at the complexity of sustainability, what it means in relation to a changing climate, and how it impacts life on earth.


Iranian artist Morehshin Allahyari to discuss technology and art
04/02/2018

Contemporary artist and activist Morehshin Allahyari will explore political, social and cultural contradictions in a lecture titled "On Digital Colonialism and Monstrosity" at 10 a.m. on April 6 in the Paterno Library's Foster Auditorium on the University Park campus.


Connection of sea level and groundwater missing link in climate response
04/02/2018

About 250 million years ago, when the Earth had no ice caps and the water around the equator was too hot for reptiles, sea level still rose and fell over time. Now, an international team of researchers has developed a way to track sea-level rise and fall and to tease out what caused the changes in the absence of ice sheets.


Wang, Zhang among six to receive Faculty Scholar Medals
04/02/2018

Six University faculty members have received 2018 Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement -- John M. Carroll, distinguished professor of information sciences and technology; Neil Christensen, professor of pathology, and microbiology and immunology; Bernhard Luscher, professor of biology, biochemistry and molecular biology; Sandra Spanier, liberal arts professor of English; Qing Wang, professor of materials science and engineering; and Fuqing Zhang, professor of meteorology and atmospheric sciences.


Beese honored for early contributions to materials research at TMS conference
04/02/2018

Allison Beese, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, received the 2018 Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award for exceptional promise in the field of mechanics of metallic materials and in particular, the advancement of mechanical metallurgy understanding in additive manufacturing.


Kuhn, Robinson receive 2018 Excellence in Advising Award
04/02/2018

Rebekka Kuhn, academic adviser in the Division of Undergraduate Studies, and Brandi Robinson, faculty adviser for the Energy and Sustainability Policy program in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, have been selected to receive the 2018 Penn State Excellence in Advising Award.