Hands-on experience: Undergraduate at the forefront of ‘cutting-edge innovation’

As a student who discovered her love for science in an unconventional way — by failing a high school chemistry exam — Julia Chen has taken advantage of undergraduate research opportunities at Penn State, through which she explored numerous hands-on learning experiences in a variety of scientific disciplines. Most recently, she became involved with glass research and was tasked with leading experiments to test the limits of a new material that is at the cutting edge of innovation. 

Schuylkill Undergraduate Research Symposium features over 20 presentations

Penn State Schuylkill students presented original research at the campus' fall 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium on Nov. 29. Twenty students from a variety of disciplines presented topics that ranged from synthesis of chemical compounds to the use of artificial intelligence in a 3D environment, and examination of important cultural and societal issues.

Engineering Learning Factory to host fall showcase in person and virtually

The Penn State Learning Factory will host its end-of-semester showcase for engineering students to present their capstone design projects with both in-person and virtual formats. The in-person showcase will take place 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Bryce Jordan Center. The virtual showcase will take place Dec. 5-15.

Penn State senior Vancie Peacock was named a Marshall Scholarship finalist.

Penn State senior selected as Marshall Scholarship finalist

Penn State senior Vancie Peacock recently was selected as finalist for a 2024 Marshall Scholarship. Peacock, of Memphis, Tennessee, is a biological engineering major in the College of Agricultural Sciences and a Schreyer Scholar. 

Two Penn Staters named finalists for Rhodes Scholarship

Two Penn Staters were named finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most sought-after international scholarships in the world. 

Learning Factory now accepting spring 2024 project submissions

The Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory is now accepting submissions to sponsor a capstone design project for spring 2024.  

Undergrads and recent grads can still apply to major fellowships, scholarships

Deadlines are coming up in October and later in the fall semester for several national fellowships and scholarships for undergraduates and recent graduates such as Fulbright, Goldwater and Gates Cambridge. 

Penn State University College faculty foster STEM research opportunities

Numerous undergraduate research programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are offered at Penn State University College campuses, providing students with a special chance early in their post-secondary academic careers.

Penn State student researcher studies how tourism can protect gorillas in Rwanda

Brandon George took his learning from Penn State’s recreation, park and tourism management program to the real world this summer as a research assistant in a gorilla sanctuary in Rwanda.

Five engineering student teams honored in national airport design competition

Five student teams from Penn State’s Engineering Leadership Development program in the School of Engineering Design and Innovation earned recognition in the 17th-annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs, sponsored by the Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program.