Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring is seeking applications for ambassadors for a new program that promotes undergraduate research, beginning in fall 2020.
This year, four Penn State Berks students received the University’s Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2020, through the Office of Undergraduate Education.
The newly renamed Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring office will support undergraduates at all Penn State campuses in finding and securing not only fellowships, but also opportunities for undergraduate research.
Courtney Smith, a rising Penn State junior studying security and risk analysis, recently received a 2020 Erickson Discovery Grant to further her research on parasocial relationships between 18- to 25-year-old Tumblr bloggers and celebrities.
The Office for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring and University Libraries are offering virtual workshops during Summer Session II to help undergraduates understand and explore the world of research at Penn State. Students from all academic disciplines and campuses are encouraged to attend.
A total of 64 Erickson Discovery Grants were awarded for summer 2020, allowing for funded student research, scholarship or creative processes.
Penn State Schuylkill students have joined the Small World Initiative and Tiny Earth Program, international projects where students participate in the crowdsourcing of antibiotic discovery.
Mindy Cruzin is headed to medical school and she credits the opportunities and experiences she had at Penn State York for making it possible. She said there was plenty of hard work, but the environment at York campus inspired her to do more.
Ethan Fontana noticed an inconsistency while using a ticker tape timer in a Penn State Behrend physics lab. When he couldn’t find an explanation, he set out to study the cause himself.