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Penn State Scranton's Undergraduate Research Fair and Exhibition back on campus

For the first time in three years, Penn State Scranton's Undergraduate Research Fair and Exhibition will take place in person. Scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, this year's event will feature the work of 112 students presenting their scholarly research and creative works through oral presentations, poster displays, gallery exhibits and artistic performances.


In Photos: Chemistry class prepares for research fair

Students in the class "Experimental Chemistry" are exploring how washing masks impacts the fabric's fiber structure. The group's findings will be presented at the Penn State Shenango Undergraduate Research Fair in April. 


Penn State community invited to 2022 Undergraduate Exhibition

The public and Penn State community are invited to support the hard work and impact of the University’s undergraduate researchers at the 2022 Undergraduate Exhibition for Research, Inquiry, and Creative Activity from April 6-8. 


Penn State’s nominee for Beinecke Scholarship is Abby Mikalauskas

Penn State third-year student Abby Mikalauskas is the University’s nominee for the 2022 Beinecke Scholarship, which recognizes students who plan to pursue research-based graduate degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Mikalauskas is pursuing majors in art history, anthropology and French, as well as a double minor in classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and international and global studies.  


Students present mental health research at sociology conference in Boston

Biobehavioral health students at Penn State Lehigh Valley present findings on how COVID-19 has impacted student mental health at the 92nd annual Eastern Sociological Society conference in Boston.


Engineering Learning Factory to host spring showcase in person and virtually

The Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory will host its end-of-semester showcase for senior engineering students to present their capstone design projects with both in-person and virtual formats.


Schuylkill students embrace discovery as Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

Penn State Schuylkill third-year corporate communication student Sophia Bates and fourth-year biology student Michael Russell have been serving in Penn State’s Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program, designed to encourage undergraduate research and creative activity throughout the University. The pair are two of three students representing Penn State’s University College Campuses.


MRI seeks applications for unique undergraduate materials research position

Penn State undergraduate students have an opportunity to receive a unique, hands-on, real-world work experience in the Millennium Science Complex’s state-of-the-art laboratories via the Materials Research Institute (MRI) Undergraduate Fellowship. In the fellowship, students will receive access to cutting-edge, advanced instrumentation that is normally reserved for graduate students.  


Applications sought for 2022 M.G. Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Awards

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2022 M.G. Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Awards. Current Penn State graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals to conduct research between April 2022 and January 2023 on topics that focus on aspects of Indigenous knowledge. The deadline for submissions is March 27.


Nine engineers awarded $5.5 million in NSF early career awards

Nine faculty members in Penn State’s College of Engineering were recognized with National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards. Each projects funded range in duration from three and a half to five years, with grants from roughly $500,000 to more than $800,000.