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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.


Liberal Arts student works to create equitable and diverse campus spaces

Carter Gangl, a junior majoring in psychology with minors in women's studies and sexuality and gender studies, is using their position in UPUA to try to help make Penn State a more inclusive space for traditionally underrepresented students.


Research presentation on happiness and crime to be held Friday, Feb. 25

Researchers from Penn State Wilkes-Barre will present their findings from a national study examining the link between happiness and crime, on Friday, Feb. 25, at 12:15 p.m. The Research Showcase Series event will be held in the Tech Center 101 Auditorium and is open to the campus community and the public.


Lehigh Valley gears up for annual Research Symposium with panel discussion

Resources are available to students looking to participate in Penn State Lehigh Valley's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. 


Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair accepting submissions

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair accepting submissions

Penn State Altoona's Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair will take place Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Adler Athletic Complex. Submissions will be accepted through March 1.


Four Penn Staters nominated for Goldwater Scholarship

Penn State recently announced its four nominees -- Ellie Kim, Lindsay Jones, Jack Piazza and Annalee Schmidt -- for the 2022 Goldwater Scholarship, a highly competitive national award given to undergraduates in the fields of natural science, engineering and mathematics who are interested in a career in research. 


Jannah Martin

Penn State Berks student develops conlang as part of Schreyer thesis

Jannah Martin sees conlangs, and her own constructed language in particular, as a means of bringing cultures together and closing that gap of otherness. Martin, a senior communication arts and sciences major at Penn State Berks, is completing a Schreyer Honors College thesis by constructing a language intended to serve as a bridge language.


Undergraduate Exhibition applications open

Penn State undergraduates from all campuses are invited to participate in the 2022 Undergraduate Exhibition for Research, Inquiry, and Creative Activity from April 6-8. Applications are open now.