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Undergraduate Research at Penn State Altoona

Undergraduate research opportunities are available all across Penn State Altoona. Several students share their experiences with research and explain the benefits of getting involved.

Lacey Wallace and Sierra Satterfield

The Question of Concealed Carry on Campus

Faculty member Lacey Wallace and student intern Sierra Satterfield delve into students' feelings about college campus gun policies
Dr. Gabriel Karns, visiting assistant professor at Ohio State University, and writer and naturalist Marcia Bonta watch Elanor Bonta collect a bee.

Maintaining the Right-of-Way in the Right Way

Faculty, staff, and students partner with energy and vegetation-management representatives to measure the impact of right-of-ways on local wildlife.

Research Spotlight: John Leri, '16

John Leri, a 2016 graduate with a degree in psychology and minors in criminal justice and biology, is currently pursuing his Ph.D. Through his undergraduate research experience at Penn State Altoona, Leri discovered what makes our college unique.

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.
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.
 Undergraduate Research at the Capitol, students on steps

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.

EMET Research Spotlight: Ben Borst

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology major Ben Borst shares his experiences with undergraduate research at Penn State Altoona.

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