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Request a presentation from an undergraduate research ambassador

A team of undergraduate researchers are prepared to share their experiences and help their peers become involved in research and find opportunities. Instructors or student organization leaders from any Penn State campus can request a presentation from the Undergraduate Research Ambassador Program, choosing from current Penn State students with a variety of experiences in different academic fields. Students can also schedule one-on-one appointments through Starfish. 


DuBois engineering undergrad research featured in national publication

Penn State DuBois undergraduates Scot Coble and Jacob Feldbauer are researching a new process for manufacturing powder metal parts that is impacting the global industry, and has caught the attention of a major industry publication.


Sarah Princiotta, assistant professor of biology, and Lucas Redmond, assistant professor of biology, use robust summer fieldwork

Biology fieldwork produces faculty- and student-authored research at Schuylkill

Sarah Princiotta, assistant professor of biology, and Lucas Redmond, assistant professor of biology, use robust summer fieldwork programs to develop original research and opportunities for undergraduate students to get hands-on experience.


One month left to apply for Erickson Discovery Grants

Undergraduate students from all majors and Penn State campuses have one more month to apply for an Erickson Discovery Grant to fund summer 2022 opportunities.  


Undergrad research and fellowships workshops slated for spring 2022

Virtual workshops are scheduled throughout the spring semester for students looking to get involved in undergraduate research and apply for competitive fellowships, scholarships and grants. 


Penn State first- and second-year undergraduates from all campuses are invited to apply to the Spark Program.

Spark Program provides mentoring for competitive fellowships; apply now

Penn State first- and second-year undergraduates from all campuses are invited to apply to the Spark Program, which helps students prepare for fellowship and scholarship opportunities. 


Schuylkill students and professor present at national communication conference

Valerie Schrader, associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State Schuylkill, and two of her undergraduate research students — Sophia Bates and Courtney Weikel — earned top paper honors at the National Communication Association fall conference.


Four Penn State students, including Altoona campus student Jazzmine McCauley, presented their undergraduate research at the Annu

Penn State Altoona student presents research at American Society of Criminology

Four Penn State students, including Altoona campus student Jazzmine McCauley, presented their undergraduate research at the Annual Meeting for the American Society of Criminology in November.


Erin Horack, a first-year biotechnology major at Penn State Berks, recently won two first place awards for her research studying

Penn State Berks student receives top awards for spotted lanternfly research

Erin Horack, a first-year biotechnology major at Penn State Berks, recently won two first place awards for her research studying the spotted lanternfly. She was named a 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar and she also took first place honors at the National FFA Agriscience competition for her research.


Penn State undergraduate Laura Guay was named as a finalist to the Rhodes Scholarship, the first Penn Stater to be named a final

Penn State undergraduate Laura Guay named finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

Penn State undergraduate Laura Guay was named as a finalist to the Rhodes Scholarship, the first Penn Stater to be named a finalist since 2001.