Student Success

VITA Students

A group of Penn State Scranton business students spent the winter months preparing free tax returns for local families and individuals through the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The group included, from left: Samantha Evanina, Vidal Baez, Deep Patel, Nick Ksiazek, Lecturer in Accounting and VITA Director Angela Bassani, George Houck and Khushi Patel. 

research fair participants at last year's event

Participants at last year's Undergraduate Research Fair and Exhibition pose for a photo next to their project poster during the judgement portion of the event. This year, Penn State Scranton will hold is research fair virtually -- giving students an opportunity to still showcase their projects under current stay-at-home restrictions due to COVID-19.

Student tutors

Tutoring and writing assistance sessions at Penn State Scranton are typically held in the Hawk Student Success Center in the Study Learning Center. But with state-at-home orders recently enacted across the state, the Learning Center and Writing Center on campus have had to make their services virtual, using technology to get students the services they need. 

Penn State Scranton campus tutoring and writing centers go virtual

After the sudden announcement that classes would be delivered remotely, due to restrictions put in place by state officials in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the campus' tutoring and writing centers met the challenge head on, getting virtual tutoring and academic assistance in place for students in need of these services.

Lockheed martin group

Penn State Scranton students and faculty recently worked with the Lockheed Martin plant in Archbald to gain access to its Instron 3369, a specialized machine that can continuously exert force on a given object. From left are: students Jordan Symonies and Matthew Moran; Dr. Asif ud-Doula, associate professor of physics; Dr. Agnes Kim, associate professor of physics; Dr. Meg Hatch, associate professor of biology; and Lockheed mechanical engineer Matthew Parmenteri. The team used the Instron 3369, which they used to calculate the bending strength and stiffness of turkey bones, is in the background.

Last year's winners

Winners from each category in last year's Undergraduate Research Fair and Exhibition pose for a group photo at the conclusion of the event.