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Two Penn Staters selected for competitive national Goldwater Scholarship

Penn State juniors Ellie Kim and Jack Piazza have been selected as 2022 Goldwater Scholars. The scholarship, which provides up to $7,500 per year for U.S. undergraduates studying natural science, mathematics or engineering, is among the most competitive in the nation.  


Dozens of students participate in regional research symposium held at Schuylkill

Penn State Schuylkill hosted the 2022 Penn State Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday, April 23. The event featured research from dozens of students across seven campuses: Penn State Abington, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Scranton and York. 


Schuylkill Speaks: Mike Russell finds a pathway to medical school via Penn State

Mike Russell made the most of his time at Penn State Schuylkill by taking advantage of the academic and extracurricular opportunities that came his way. His passion for chemistry and biology research spurred the academic successes that led to offers of admission from eight medical schools.


Penn State Wilkes-Barre research fair winners named

Penn State Wilkes-Barre has announced the winners of the 2022 Celebration of Scholarship, an annual competition that promotes and encourages undergraduate research. The event allows faculty and students at the campus to present their current research, scholarship and artistic endeavors.


Schuylkill Speaks: For Bethany Hollenbush, research leads to new ambition

Growing up, Bethany Hollenbush had never really considered a career in the natural sciences — or attending college, for that matter. But after a few years in the workforce, she knew that getting a degree was the best path forward. And once enrolled, she discovered an aptitude for and love of fieldwork and ecology.


Research about opioid use disorder offers valuable experience for undergraduates

A team of Penn State researchers is studying opioid use disorder as a social and health crisis to reveal how the patients’ economic well-being may affect the treatment process.


Schreyer Scholar Himani Vommi making her mark in cybersecurity

In her formative years, Himani Vommi envisioned a future where she worked in medicine. Those plans shifted, however, when she attended her high school’s STEM outreach program. One workshop set Vommi on a path that has led her to presenting her undergraduate research at a national cybersecurity conference.


Undergraduate research opens doors for first-year Penn State Hazleton students

First-year students Brett Wilson and Kevin Lowen recently presented their undergraduate research at a national chemistry conference in California, one of the many opportunities that drew the friends and former high school classmates to Penn State Hazleton.


Two Penn Staters nominated for Udall Scholarship

Penn State juniors Alysha Ulrich and Olivia Krum were nominated to the national Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, which is open to Native Americans or Alaska Natives interested in tribal policy and Native health care and any undergraduate interested in conservation and environmental issues. 


Winners of Penn State Hazleton Undergraduate Research Symposium announced

Several students earned top honors for their faculty-assisted research as part of Penn State Hazleton's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in April.