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Schreyer Honors College presents graduating scholars with awards
05/09/2017

The Schreyer Honors College distributed four annual senior awards to Scholars at a reception in the HUB-Robeson Center's Alumni Hall.


Army captain balanced military training, deployment while completing his degree
05/05/2017

Army Capt. Andy Duhon balanced his coursework with his military service and family as he earned his master's degree through Penn State World Campus.


Graham and interdisciplinary team awarded PNAS Cozzarelli Prize
05/05/2017

A paper coauthored by Russell Graham, director of Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Museum & Art Gallery and professor of geosciences, received the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Each year, PNAS gives the award to the best published paper of outstanding scientific excellence and originality in the six broadly defined scientific areas of the National Academy of Sciences.


Record 83 undergraduates receive 2017 Erickson Discovery Grants
05/04/2017

Eighty-three students from across Penn State's campuses will each be awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Office of Undergraduate Education. The students will use the funds to immerse themselves in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.


Grads to share how Penn State World Campus helped lead them to new careers
05/04/2017

Christy Grim quit her job to take an internship she hoped would lead to a career in IT, and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Tom Fritz wanted to pursue his interest in sustainability. Both chose Penn State World Campus to learn the skills they needed to make career changes.


Movements of the body, movements of the Earth
05/03/2017

Jen Taylor discovered and cultivated two passions, international dance and Earth science, during her four years at Penn State.


Hands-on project teaches students the challenges of measuring precipitation
05/03/2017

Do you ever wonder how much rain or snow falls during a storm? Measuring a storm's total precipitation is a very challenging task, and, each year, a group of meteorology students gets to learn just how many factors are involved through a hands-on project that lets them design and build their own rain gauges.


Arts Festival weekend attracts alumni and family back to State College
05/03/2017

With one daughter a Penn State alumna, another daughter a current student, and their son a hopeful Nittany Lion, the Stoffas have instilled in their family what Penn State has instilled in them--pride. They'll return to Happy Valley this summer to express that pride during Arts Festival Weekend 2017, taking place July 12-16.


Penn State opens mapping course on FutureLearn MOOC platform
05/02/2017

Penn State's massive open online course "Maps and the Geospatial Revolution" will open May 8 on FutureLearn, the United Kingdom's leading MOOC platform.


Outstanding faculty and students honored at annual College of EMS awards banquet
05/02/2017

The possibilities for the new field of two-dimensional, one-atomic-layer-thick materials, including but not limited to graphene, appear almost limitless. In new research, Penn State material scientists report two discoveries that will provide a simple and effective way to "stencil" high-quality 2D materials in precise locations and overcome a barrier to their use in next-generation electronics.