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Initiative seeks to enhance undergraduates' involvement in humanities research

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 undergraduates to present research at ICUR

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.


Advice from many at Penn State led new engineering alumna to fellowship success

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 invited to step forward as research mentors to undergraduates

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.


Collaborative climate project provides research opportunities to undergrads

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.


Learn about undergraduate research at this series of fall Zoom workshops

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.


The Penn State Protein Ladder team: (Back from left) Yoshitaka Shibata, Jack Williamson, Song Tan. (Front from left) Ryan Santil

The Penn State Protein Ladder system

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.”


Undergraduate Research Ambassadors now accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted to the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors program, which works to promote undergraduate research at all campuses and within all academic disciplines at Penn State.


Four Penn Staters nominated for Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships

Rising seniors Shay Toner, Josie Krieger, Leah Mullen and Laura Guay have been nominated by Penn State for the competitive and prestigious Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell postgraduate scholarships.


'Sweet' scholarship takes Penn State food science student to Austria

Aaron Wiedemer, a senior majoring in food science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has an envious area of study: chocolate. He will be taking his research abroad in fall 2021 with the help of the Marshall Plan Scholarship.