When Penn State Altoona student Tyler Frye collaborated on a research project with other Penn State researchers, it didn’t just lead to a paper being published in the American Journal of Criminal Justice — it was also the springboard toward a career he never envisioned for himself.
On Oct. 7, the Penn State Eberly College of Science hosted the fall 2021 Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition as part of its new Diversity in STEM Corporate Partners Program and in conjunction with the college’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Organized and run by Emily Bell, coordinator of undergraduate research for the Eberly college’s Office of Science Engagement, the exhibition featured approximately 40 student participants, from whom 10 winners were chosen in three categories, and was adjudicated by 20 Penn State faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and staff.
A daylong symposium on Oct. 15, “Rethinking Undergraduate Research in the Humanities,” will kick off an initiative that seeks to increase undergraduate students' engagement in humanities research at Penn State.
Twenty-six Penn State undergraduates will present their research alongside hundreds of others across the world at the virtual 2021 International Conference of Undergraduate Research in September.
New civil engineering alumna Autumn Deitrick planned her path to a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship well in advance, utilizing many of the resources found at Penn State. Now, she is studying how coastal vegetation can be used to help mitigate climate change and contribute to resilient infrastructure at MIT.
Faculty members who wish to include undergraduates in their research or provide mentorship to undergraduate researchers are encouraged to communicate their availability though a recently expanded database.
Researchers from several disciplines across Penn State are spearheading an NSF-funded program for underrepresented U.S. undergraduate students to research extreme weather events and climate change in Peru.
Students who are interested in learning more about undergraduate research, including how to get started, can attend a series of online workshops during the fall 2021 semester.
Seven Penn State recent alumni and graduate students from the University Park campus have been selected from among a competitive, nationwide pool of applicants to receive grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Labs can easily make their own protein ladders — molecular rulers for estimating the sizes of proteins — for less than a penny per experiment using the newly developed, license-free “Penn State Protein Ladder system.”