undergraduate research

Mindy Gruzin in lab

Mindy Gruzin, a recent Penn State York graduate, preserves spider embryos for gene expression as part of an undergraduate research project she did at the campus prior to the University's move to remote learning. Gruzin now is headed to medical school in the fall, with a full-ride scholarship to pursue internal medicine and primary care.

Libraries' Research Awards recognize 105 students across 19 campuses

Penn State University Libraries awarded its Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy to students at nearly all undergraduate Penn State campuses in April, honoring 97 undergraduate students as well as eight graduate students participating in their respective campus-wide research exhibition events.

Eric Green at Career Connections Day at Penn State New Kensington

Eric Green (left), electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET) student at Penn State New Kensington, listens to a representative from Siemens at the second annual Pizza with Professionals networking event before the 2019 Research and Creative Exposition. The luncheon gave students the opportunity to speak with business representatives in their respective fields.

Erika Finn at 2019 Career Connections Day

Erika Finn, business student at Penn State New Kensington, takes part in the second annual Pizza with Professionals networking event before the 2019 Research and Creative Exposition at the campus. The luncheon provided students with the opportunity to enjoy a casual lunch while meeting with business and industry representatives in their respective fields.

Pizza with Professionals 2019 at Penn State New Kensington

Students, faculty, staff and industry leaders filled the Penn State New Kensington Conference Center before the 2019 Research and Creative Exposition for the second annual Pizza with Professionals event. The casual luncheon, organized by Jim Shields, associate director for career services at the campus, aimed to help students with strengthening their networking skills while also learning business leaders in their respective fields. 

Hailey Dickun at 2019 Research Expo at Penn State New Kensington

Hailey Dickun (left), student at Penn State New Kensington, speaks with Kendra Kitko, counselor at the campus, during the 2019 Research and Creative Exposition. Dickun was one of more than 50 students presenting research and one of just eight students awarded with a University Library Information Literacy Award, at the annual event.