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Eleven Penn State Students Receive Fulbright Grants

Eleven Penn State Students Receive Fulbright Grants

Congratulations to the eleven Penn State students who received Fulbright Grants this year. You can read all about it on Penn State News.


Undergraduate Exhibition wraps up record year

Undergraduate Exhibition wraps up record year

For more information, please see the article on Penn State News...


72 undergraduate students awarded Erickson Discovery Grants

72 undergraduate students awarded Erickson Discovery Grants

For more information, please see the article on Penn State News...


Penn State students selected for Goldwater Scholarship

Penn State students selected for Goldwater Scholarship

The 2018 Goldwater Scholars were announced at the end of March and we're proud to have Taylor Baum and Rosalie Sowers both named recipients, and Rory Bowens named as an honorable mention. They were selected from over 1,200 nominated students across the U.S. They were selected based on their academic achievements, as well as the potential they show for advancing research in STEM in the future. You can read more about them and the award on Penn State News.


2015 Erickson Discovery Grant Recipients

2018 Erickson Discovery Grant Recipients

Funded through the Office of Undergraduate Education and support from Colleges.

Troy Adams

Eberly College of Science
Age Estimation Model From DNA Methylation and Accuracy Under Variable Strain Using Nanopore Sequencing

Julio Aira IV

Abington
Sustainability and Testing of 3D Printing Prosthetic Socket

Jacob John Alexander

Behrend
Study of the Elastic Recovery and Residual Hoop Stress in Steel-Aluminum Rings

Vivek Anil

Engineering
Graphene-based Scaffold for Neuron Regeneration Study

Audrey Arner

Eberly College of Science
The functional and evolutionary genomics of sexual dimorphism in Homo sapiens

Eric Louis Baker

Engineering
Determining Causes of Attrition in Engineering Graduate Students Through Natural Language Processing

Bridget Baksa

Berks
Multi-Objective Spatial Clustering with Multiple Constraints

Rebecca Anne Barnes

The Liberal Arts
Switching between languages that share the same vocabulary: What keeps them apart?

Celeste Marie Belknap

Arts and Architecture
Nina Makarova's Symphony in D Minor: a study of her composition in the context of political and gender oppression

Emily R Blaker

University College
The Effects of School Stress on Student-Athlete Academics and Sport Enjoyment

Nathaniel Andrew Bledsoe

Eberly College of Science
Activation of Factor XII in Respect to Cardiovascular Biomaterial

Andrew Sean Blount

Eberly College of Science
Detecting Anti-Neutrinos with WATCHMAN

Anna Pauline Brogan

Eberly College of Science
The Investigation of Antiprotozoal KKL-8692 as a trans-Translation Inhibiting Compound for Antimicrobial Use

Cole Tyler Brown

Behrend
A Tale of Terrestrial Origins: A Hypothesis for Water on the Primordial Mars

Kathryn K Bruce

University College
The evolutionary and molecular mechanisms of sexual size dimorphism in the common house spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum

Rebecca Bussard

Eberly College of Science
Analyzing Deformation of Telica Volcano through the Use of Remote Sensing Data

Darcy Chia Calabria

The Liberal Arts
The Relationship between Cult and Iron Smithing at Phoenician Tel Akko, Israel

Mia Elizabeth Caputo

The Liberal Arts
Self-Resemblance and the Cross-Race Memory Effect

Sabrina Anne Carrozzi

Engineering
On-Demand 3D Printing Thermally Cured Polymer Nanoparticle Composites

Julia Catena

Eberly College of Science
Determining the Tissue Specificity of an NAD+ Biosynthetic Enzyme in C. elegans

Ian David Chamberlain

University College
The Physiological and Environmental Effects of Caffeinated Compost on Green Beans.

Yumih Chang

Arts and Architecture
Documentation and Multimedia Display Creation on Keisuke Oka's "Arimasuton-Biru" for New Media and Architectural Studies

Carlos M Curay

Eberly College of Science
The Correlation of Spontaneous Seizures to Cardiac Damage in Epileptic Rat Models

Ryan Michael Czekaj

Arts and Architecture
Primary Source Research for Elgar's "Three Characteristic Pieces"

Lauren Echols

The Liberal Arts
Syntactic ambiguity resolution in Spanish speakers and Spanish-English bilinguals

Victor David Ellis

Eberly College of Science
Mechanism Of Recombination In Enteroviruses

Emma Stephanie Gogarnoiu

Eberly College of Science
KH protein domains and how they bind to Fe (II).

Chujie Gong

Engineering
A 3D Image-based Study of Biomechanics for Glenoid Implant and Bone

Nakul Grover

The Liberal Arts
Impact of immigration in South Asia: Burmese immigrants in Bangladesh and migration to India

Mindy Sarah Gruzin

University College
Evolutionary consequence of genome duplication on developmental expression of octopamine receptor in the common house spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum

Catherine Elise Hanagan

Earth and Mineral Sciences
Tectonics, Magmatism, and Climate Change: Investigating the Location and Magnitude of North America-Eurasia plate motion in Iceland

Tice Ryan Harkins

Eberly College of Science
Characterizing Flow and Clotting in PDMS Channels Using Micro-Particle Image Velocimetry

Michael T Heigh

Eberly College of Science
Using Pectin Mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana to Better Understand Plant Cell Growth

Corey Herr

Eberly College of Science
Hardware Development and Data Analysis for LZ Dark Matter Detector

Raymond Lawrence Hoy

The Liberal Arts
Analyzing Student Usage and Attitudes Towards Green2Go to Promote a More Cost Effective To-go Container

Ya-Lin Huang

Engineering
CTC Recognition by Image Processing for FMSA Liquid Biopsy

Maria Rose Hudock

Engineering
Softshell Turtle Collagen for the Development of a Lung Tissue Scaffold

Kailash Jayachandran

Eberly College of Science
Determining the Mechanism of NeuroD1 Mediated Reprogramming of Astrocytes into Glutamatergic Neurons

Catherine Karbasiafshar

Eberly College of Science
Exploration of suppressor mutations in a Bacillus subtilis strain deficient for NusA

Annalyse K Kehs

Engineering
Application of Artificial Intelligence to Detect Lycorma delicatula

Itsuhiro Ko

Agricultural Sciences
Detecting mobile DNA movement between host and parasitic plant, a potential mechanism of HGT

Nicole Grace Laganke

Eberly College of Science
Investigating the Lethality in NAD+ Deficient nmrk-1 Caenorhabditis elegans in Environments of Oxidative Stress

Joash Makalani Lake

Eberly College of Science
Wolbachia Infection: Understanding the Requirements between Aedes aegypti and Wolbachia

Samantha Long

University College
How Student Satisfaction and Motivation in School is affected by Negative Life Events

Gregory Paul Lutz

University College
Exploring the Physiological Causation of Parasitic Host Manipulation

Fabiola Maldonado

Eberly College of Science
Neural Excitability and Inflammation in High Fat Diet Induced Depressive-Like Brain States

Kathryn Lynn Mayberry

The Liberal Arts
Reclaiming Disabled Poetry; William Carlos Williams' Late Work

Phoebe McClincy

Earth and Mineral Sciences
Primordial Black Holes as a Dark Matter Candidate

Christian Murphy

Engineering
Proposal for Automated Design for Additive Manufacturing Optimization through Machine Learning

Jeremy Mysliwiec

Eberly College of Science
Analysis of a two-population chemotaxis model with competitive dynamics

Lane Z Naugle

Agricultural Sciences
Testing the effect of anthropogenic noise pollution upon nesting songbird communication channels and reproductive success

Vance Noah

Behrend
Synthesis and Biochemical Evaluation of Piperine Amide Analogs for Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition

Danielle Marie Reilly

University College
Using Evolutionary Relevant Fear Stimuli to Enhance Memory

Colton Ruggery

Eberly College of Science
The Effects of the ?3?4 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonist, 18-Methoxycoronaridine (18-MC), on Alcohol-Related Behaviors

Rachel E Shriver

Education
Más Que Mojitos: Reciprocity within Global Conversations Course

Benjamin Simonson

Eberly College of Science
Life-history trade-off between immunity and thermoregulation in bumblebees

Jessica Jean Smith

Eberly College of Science
Development of Citrate/Magnesium Phosphate Dual Network Injectable Composites for Orthopedic Tissue Engineering

Emily C Snell

Eberly College of Science
In Vitro and Ex Vivo profiling of Antibiotic Properties of Tetrazole Analogs that Target trans-Translation

Danielle Judy Spewak

Arts and Architecture
Reality Destination

Steven G Stamm

Berks
Reduction of Drag by Adding Longitudinal Grooves

Michelle Suhendra

Eberly College of Science
Functional Characterization of PF13_0114, an ApiAP2 transcription factor in malaria parasite P. falciparum

Lichen Sun

Engineering
Design of Low Leakage Pouch Cells for Electric Double-layer Capacitor (EDLC) Applications

Jonathan Frances Thomas

Eberly College of Science
In vivo analysis of the RNA binding domain of the transcriptional pausing factor, NELF

Gavin Turner

Eberly College of Science
Characterization of the FaRLiP Phycobilisome Complex by Knockout Mutagenesis in the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7335

Seth Wilcox

Education
Large Scale Keyphrase Evaluation via Crowdsourcing

Madison I Winkowski

University College
Pharacological characterization of dopamine receptors in the common house spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum

Madeline Winn

Agricultural Sciences
Programmed Cell Death Proteins as CL Saviors: Examining the Role of PD-1 and PD-L1 in Luteal Rescue

Stephen Daniel Worrell

Agricultural Sciences
Characterizing IRE1alpha Dependent Leukocyte Recruitment Signaling in UV Induced Inflammation

Amanda Yaya

Eberly College of Science
Investigation of Interictal Hemodynamics in Rat Models Using Oxygen-Sensing Electrodes

Philip Navin Zachariah

Eberly College of Science
A Fly on the Wall: Bridging the Gap Between Penn State Research Laboratories and the Student Community

Chenzhang Zhou

Altoona
Why Phonons Behavior in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Matter

Everett Zofchak

Engineering
Synthesis of Polymeric Nanostructures Via Order-Order and Disorder-Order Transitions


Judges Needed for the  2018 Undergraduate Exhibition

Judges Needed for the 2018 Undergraduate Exhibition

Faculty, emeriti faculty, staff, post-doc, and doctoral student volunteers who are experienced researchers are needed to serve as judges for the April 18 Undergraduate Exhibition at University Park.

Those interested in judging can complete the online judge volunteer form. The Office of Undergraduate Education will follow up and confirm by email.

The 2017 exhibition featured more than 250 posters and 350 student presenters, with judges playing a vital role in the success of the event and helping to further the culture of inquiry at Penn State.

Exhibition organizers are seeking volunteer judges in six broad areas of presentations: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Course-based Projects (all disciplines).

This year’s exhibition will also feature 5-minute performance and oral presentations, in addition to traditional research posters. Judges are needed for all disciplines and formats.

Questions may be directed to Alan Rieck, Assistant Vice President and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, 814-863-1864 or ajr83@psu.edu.

JUDGE VOLUNTEER FORM


Penn State named top Fulbright producer

Penn State named top Fulbright producer

Penn State was named a top producer of Fulbright students for the 2017-2018 grant year. Read more about it on PSU News.


Political Science student Ethan Paul named Yenching Scholar

Political Science student Ethan Paul named Yenching Scholar

Penn State senior, Ethan Paul, was named a 2018 Yenching Academy Scholar. Read about his achievement on PSU News.


UK Week

UK Week

The University Fellowships Office will host UK Week Jan. 29 - February 1, with programming available to undergraduate students from a wide variety of academic disciplines. Read more about this week of programming on PSU News.


Nominations open for Undergraduate Research at the Capitol

Nominations open for Undergraduate Research at the Capitol

For more information, please see the article on Penn State News...