Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Sciences has awarded eight seed grants to bolster computational and data science research projects throughout the University. The support will benefit researchers from five Penn State campuses studying topics ranging from weather prediction to forecasting mortgage loan closures to exploring engineering approaches for battery materials.
Penn State Scranton hosted its eighth annual “Big Idea Competition” this spring, which gives students the opportunity to present their own five-minute business pitch, which is later judged and voted on by Penn State Scranton faculty and students.
Penn State Scranton Chancellor Marwan Wafa has announced the hiring of new staff and faculty at the campus. New staff members are: Colin Dempsey, enrollment services specialist; Allison Karpinski, administrative support assistant; Joel Perkins, alumni relations and stewardship officer; and Mizanoor Rahman, assistant professor of engineering.
Every summer, Penn State Scranton offers the Pathway to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS) program, which is specifically for Commonwealth Campuses and designed to support students to make an early transition to Penn State University. Students get the tools and resources needed to increase the likelihood that they will graduate and earn their Penn State degree on time, or even early in some cases, with less loan debt.
Penn State Schuylkill hosted the 2022 Penn State Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday, April 23. The event featured research from dozens of students across seven campuses: Penn State Abington, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Scranton and York.
Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Robert Torres visited Penn State Scranton Friday to announce the expansion of the department’s Intergenerational University Connections Program, which aims to benefit seniors, as well as the students enrolled in the campus' Human Development and Family Studies and Psychology programs. While there, he met with faculty and students already involved in the program, which was established by the PA Department of Aging to connect college students with senior citizens at risk for the deleterious impact of social isolation on their health and well-being, with the goal of reducing the negative impact of social isolation and improving daily life of the participants. Penn State Scranton is the first university in northeast Pennsylvania to participate.
Two of Penn State Scranton’s nursing faculty, Theresa Baker and Allison Tomczyk, have each recently obtained their doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree and now also hold the title of assistant teaching professor of nursing.