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John Leri

Answering the Toughest Question: Why?

Why do people act the way they do? Curious to find out for himself, student John Leri decided to study the behavior of humans ... and zebrafish.

Altoona student's interest in behavior leads to research on humans and zebrafish

The study of psychology and understanding human behavior led to not one, but four research projects for Altoona graduate John Leri.
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Birding Classic puts funds to good use

For the second year in a row the Earth Day Birding Classic was held at Penn State Altoona as teams competed to identify by sight or sound as many species of birds as possible in 24 hours in Blair and nearby counties.
2017 Erickson Discovery Grants

Record 83 undergraduates receive 2017 Erickson Discovery Grants

Eighty-three students from across Penn State’s campuses will each be awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Office of Undergraduate Education. The students will use the funds to immerse themselves in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
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Students join PA legislators for Undergraduate Research

On April 25, 11 undergraduate students representing Penn State campuses throughout Pennsylvania presented their research to an audience of legislators at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol—Pennsylvania (URC-PA) conference.

Spring 2017 Student Showcase EMET demonstrations

Penn State Altoona Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology students presented final projects at the spring 2017 Student Showcase.

Spring 2017 Student Showcase

Spring 2017 Student Showcase

Penn State Altoona held its spring semester Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology Student Showcase event Friday, April 28, 2017.
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Conference on Software Security and Assurance set for July

Penn State Altoona will host the third annual International Conference on Software Security and Assurance July 24 and 25, 2017.
Two male students conduct research

Two Penn State students honored with NIST-SURF Fellowship

Two Penn State students, Michael Bichnevicius and Cassandra Carrick, have been honored by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) and Technology’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). Bichnevicius and Carrick will both gain valuable hands-on research experience and work with cutting-edge technology in the Washington, D.C., area this summer.
Eric Crisp

Penn State Altoona students take part in annual undergraduate research fair

Penn State Altoona presented its fifteenth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair (URCAF) Saturday, April 8 on campus.

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