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.

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.

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.

Psychology student's experience at York campus prepared her for next steps

Mindy Cruzin is headed to medical school and she credits the opportunities and experiences she had at Penn State York for making it possible. She said there was plenty of hard work, but the environment at York campus inspired her to do more.

Behrend student leads study of short-interval timer inconsistencies

Ethan Fontana noticed an inconsistency while using a ticker tape timer in a Penn State Behrend physics lab. When he couldn’t find an explanation, he set out to study the cause himself.