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Week of events to help undergraduates understand research and fellowships

Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring (URFM), in partnership with University Libraries, will hold four virtual information sessions from Sept. 14-17 to help undergraduate students at Penn State understand the landscapes of research and fellowships.


Sophomore students invited to apply to Spark Program

Penn State undergraduates from all campuses are invited to apply to the Spark Program, now in its third year.


Information sessions scheduled for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program

Undergraduate and graduate students at Penn State are invited to attend any of the four virtual events covering the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The first session is scheduled for Aug. 25.


Applications sought for new Undergraduate Research Ambassadors program

Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring is seeking applications for ambassadors for a new program that promotes undergraduate research, beginning in fall 2020.


Berks students receive Erickson Discovery Grants

This year, four Penn State Berks students received the University’s Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2020, through the Office of Undergraduate Education.


University Fellowships Office adopts new name, expanded mission

The newly renamed Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring office will support undergraduates at all Penn State campuses in finding and securing not only fellowships, but also opportunities for undergraduate research.


IST student awarded Erickson Discovery Grant to further Tumblr research

Courtney Smith, a rising Penn State junior studying security and risk analysis, recently received a 2020 Erickson Discovery Grant to further her research on parasocial relationships between 18- to 25-year-old Tumblr bloggers and celebrities.


Undergraduates invited to participate in virtual research workshops

The Office for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring and University Libraries are offering virtual workshops during Summer Session II to help undergraduates understand and explore the world of research at Penn State. Students from all academic disciplines and campuses are encouraged to attend.


Erickson Grants awarded for summer 2020

A total of 64 Erickson Discovery Grants were awarded for summer 2020, allowing for funded student research, scholarship or creative processes.


Schuylkill students seek to improve public health through antibiotic discovery

Penn State Schuylkill students have joined the Small World Initiative and Tiny Earth Program, international projects where students participate in the crowdsourcing of antibiotic discovery.