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2018 PSWS Undergraduate Research Fair

This year's second place winner in Technology was the team of Michael Kolcharno (missing from photo; Romit Patel and Rowan Carvell, for their project,  "Automated Lifestyles". Shown with them, at left is their faculty adviser, Dr. Alan Peslak (IST) and PSWS Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Fair organizer, Dr. Raymond Petren (HDFS), far right.

PSWS psych students

PSWS pscyhology students and faculty

Before traveling to the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Philadelphia over spring break, psychology students Katelynn R. Lake and Andrea N. Ross presented their research project at a campus Lunch and Learn session, attended by students, faculty and staff. From left are Dr. P. Douglas Sellers, assistant professor of psychology and faculty advisor; Ms. Ross; Dr. Karin Machluf, assistant professor of pscyhology; and Ms. Lake.

Psychology lunch and learn presentation

Psychology Lunch and Learn

Before traveling to the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Philadelphia over spring break, psychology students Katelynn R. Lake and Andrea N. Ross presented their research project at a campus Lunch and Learn session, attended by students, faculty and staff. From left are Dr. P. Douglas Sellers, assistant professor of psychology and faculty advisor; Ms. Ross; Dr. Karin Machluf, assistant professor of pscyhology; and Ms. Lake.

ud-Doula

Asif ud-Doula

Dr. Asif ud-Doula, an associate professor of physics at Penn State Worthington Scranton researches massive stars and recently, one of his research studies received independent observational support and is referenced in two international popular articles. 

Asif ud-Doula

For Penn State Professor Asif ud-Doula, studying stars is a massive undertaking

A study Asif ud-Doula co-authored with two close collaborators in 2014, wherein they proposed a theory for how reduction in the colliding winds of large stars could actually make them brighter and emit more X-rays, has recently received some independent observational support and is referenced in two international popular articles.
Sellers and McKenna

Sellers and McKenna

Dr. P. Douglas Sellers, assistant professor of psychology, left, reviews data with psychology major, James McKenna.

McKenna at research fair

McKenna at research fair

James McKenna, a psychology major, is shown presenting his research project, “Predicting drug abstinence in recovering opioid addicts: Social support, mental health, and 12-step program attendance” at this year's Undergraduate Research Fair. The project took third place in the Arts and Humanities category at Penn State’s Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this year.

Byman and Kremp

Erickson grants fund PSWS student research that is now having an impact on health care, the opioid epidemic and the environment

Last spring, Penn State awarded a record-breaking 83 Erickson Discovery Grants to undergraduate students engaged in original research projects after receiving another record-breaking 219 applicants for those grants. 

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