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Campus showcases entrepreneurial project at Invent Penn State Day

A group of Penn State Worthington Scranton students, faculty and administrators attended the Invent Penn State Media Day earlier this month at the state capitol building in Harrisburg. The campus group was part of a University contingent who went to the capitol to draw attention to the Invent Penn State initiative, created just two-and-a-half years ago, which has established 21 innovation hubs across the Commonwealth.
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.

Kremp at research fair

Kremp at research fair

Dr. David Byman, left, discusses biology major Nicholas Kremp's project, “22 Years of Forest Regeneration in a Pennsylvania Sanctuary” with him at this year's annual PSWS Undergraduate Research Fair.

Petren and Reynolds

Petren gives advice

Dr. Raymond Petren, assistant professor of HDFS, gives some advice to nursing/HDFS major Katlyn Reynolds, in regards to her research on cancer patients and their informal caregivers.

Reynolds and petren

Reynolds reviewing research

Dr. Raymond Petren, right, explains to nursing/HDFS major Katlyn Reynolds how to begin organizing the information that she has been collecting during her research.

Kremp looking at ground vegetation

Kremp takes a closer look

Biology major Nicholas Kremp takes a closer look at some ground vegetation to determine what types of species are present.

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.