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Stephanie Knaub

Student gains skills and confidence through research experience

In this research spotlight, Stephanie Knaub shares experiences and opportunities from her undergraduate research at Penn State Altoona.
Natalie Zetts

Where she belongs

Natalie Zetts never intended to come to Penn State Altoona, let alone earn her degree from the college. But time has a funny way of changing attitude and perception.
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Penn State to lead research program focusing on transportation infrastructure

Transportation infrastructure in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region is expected to benefit from a multi-university transportation research program led by Penn State, through the Thomas D. Larson Transportation Institute, focusing on improving the durability and extending the life of the nation’s roads, railways, bridges and transit systems.
Penn State Altoona Mark

Finding his path through research

Michael Spencer's research projects resulted in publications, presentations at conferences, and graduate studies in materials science and engineering.
A Chinchilla in Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

In Search of Chinchillas

Professor Carolyn Mahan started out looking for wild chinchillas in Peru—believed to be extinct—and instead found half a dozen species of other rare wild mammals.
Tracey Cobb Irvin with her poster presentation at the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair

Tracey Cobb Irvin shares her undergraduate research experience

The biology alum's research projects resulted in publications, presentations at conferences, and winning prizes at the college's annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair.
Alexander Diehm and Lori Lysiak

Alexander Diehm receives University Libraries Award for Information Literacy

Alexander Diehm received the University Libraries Award for Information Literacy for his poster, “Using Photoconductive Decay (PCD) to Measure Minority Carrier Lifetime in Semiconductors,” at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair.
Student and judge interacting

Undergraduate Exhibition wraps up record year

Hundreds of students and judges bustled about in the HUB-Robeson Center Wednesday evening for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Exhibition on the University Park campus of Penn State. From musical presentations in the Flex Theater to posters in Alumni and Heritage halls, the University's best were promoting the fruits of their academic and artistic pursuits.
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72 undergraduate students awarded Erickson Discovery Grants

The list of 2018 Erickson Discovery Grants has been released, and 72 students from Penn State campuses will have their work bolstered by a $3,500 grant from the Office of Undergraduate Education.
The Dark Cliffy Spot

A Study in Place

"Reading Shaver’s Creek," edited by Ian Marshall, provides the perfect introduction to Shaver’s Creek, part of Penn State’s 7,000-acre Stone Valley Experimental Forest.

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