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52 undergraduates earn Erickson Discovery Grants

Erickson Discovery Grants were awarded to 52 undergraduate Penn State students to help cover costs related to undergraduate research. 


Penn State Berks students earn Erickson Discovery Grant to fund summer research

Two Penn State Berks students will spend this summer engaged in their respective funded research opportunities. Sophomore Daniel Abramov and senior Sydney Bankert received the Erickson Discovery Grant; they are two of 50 who received the grant.


Penn State junior Ian Rivera earns Astronaut Scholarship

Ian Rivera, a junior Millenium Scholar from Caguas, Puerto Rico, majoring in mechanical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, has earned a 2023 Astronaut Scholarship.  


JEDI Fellows win awards, recognition for undergraduate research projects

Two Penn State Lehigh Valley students were awarded JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Fellowships for the 2022-23 academic year and received top recognition for their undergraduate research projects in the areas of disability and racial injustice. 


2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award finalists, winner named

Penn State University Libraries and the Schreyer Honors College recognized three finalists and named Casey Sennett, Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Scholar, the grand prize winner of the 12th annual Robert F. Guentter Jr. Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award  on Thursday, May 4, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, and online via Zoom, immediately following the three finalists’ presentations. 


2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award finalists named for May 4 event

Penn State University Libraries and the Schreyer Honors College will recognize three finalists and name a winner of the 12th annual Robert F. Guentter Jr. Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, and online via Zoom, immediately following the three finalists’ presentations. 


Four Penn Staters named finalists for 2023-24 Fulbright U.S. Student Award

Penn State students and alumni will travel abroad for the 2023–24 school year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Each year, the U.S. Department of State works with its 140 partner countries to give graduating college seniors, graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to work, live and learn abroad. 


Penn State Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium winners announced

Two students from Penn State York took first place at the 12th annual Penn State Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 22 at the York campus. The event featured 38 projects from across eight campuses.


New undergraduate research program available to Commonwealth Campus students

A new research program for students will be launched this coming fall: The Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses Undergraduate Student Research Fund aims to support student-led projects in different fields. Participants will acquire hands-on experience in research, scholarship, and artistic efforts. They will be responsible for creating their own research problems, study proposals, methodologies, and presenting their findings.


Penn State junior Vancie Peacock named 2023 Udall Scholar

Vancie Peacock, a Penn State junior majoring in biological engineering, has been awarded a 2023 Udall Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes U.S. college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to Native American issues or the environment.