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'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.


Penn State graduate student earns Critical Language Scholarship

Penn State graduate student Matthew Douthitt has earned a Critical Language Scholarship to study Chinese during summer 2021.


From left: Penn State Schuylkill students Mike Russell and Grace Muench, and Lee Silverberg, associate professor of chemistry.

Schuylkill students present organic chemistry research at regional conference

Schuylkill students Grace Muench and Mike Russell recently presented organic chemistry laboratory research during the undergraduate poster session of the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.


Penn State senior earns Astronaut Scholarship supporting STEM research careers

Penn State senior Owen Chase, majoring in astronomy and astrophysics and statistics, has received a 2021 Astronaut Scholarship, which supports students pursuing careers in STEM research.


Alyssa Curry, a junior majoring in environmental resource management, with minors in environmental engineering and entomology, i

Ag Sciences student finds research, extracurricular opportunities abound

Alyssa Curry, a junior majoring in environmental resource management, with minors in environmental engineering and entomology, is gaining various experiences at Penn State, including research and study abroad opportunities.


Sponsored by Johns Hopkins Medicine, Penn State biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering students partnered to analyze

Student research sheds new light on inner ear disease

The function and purpose of the Bast valve, a thin membrane within the inner ear, has largely been a mystery to medical professionals since it was discovered more than 100 years ago. However, research conducted by a team of undergraduate students in the Penn State College of Engineering may be the catalyst to understanding the valve and ultimately treating a debilitating inner ear disease.


54 students awarded Erickson Discovery Grants from Undergraduate Education

Erickson Discovery Grants were awarded to 54 undergraduate Penn State students to cover costs related to undergraduate research.


Undergraduate research virtual workshop series offered this summer

Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring (URFM) and the University Libraries will offer a series of virtual workshops on undergraduate research during summer 2021.


Adult learner explores relationship between student video chat use, loneliness

Human development and family studies major Erika Wheeler used the experiences of Spring 2020's remote learning environment to pursue an ambitious research project on a unique aspect of this new setting — and it earned her a first place prize and a Library Literacy Award at the campus' Undergraduate Research Web Showcase this spring.


University Libraries Research Awards honor 100 students from 19 campuses

Penn State University Libraries presented its fourth annual Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy honors to 100 students at nearly all undergraduate Penn State campuses. Awards recognized 96 current undergraduate students and recent graduates, four graduate students, plus two additional College of Medicine students and two collaborating faculty members participating in campus-wide virtual research exhibition events.