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Student researcher Brian Escobar with his project at the Undergraduate Research Fair

Heeding a call to help others, more students enrolling in HDFS program at PSWS

The HDFS degree offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton is one of the most popular degree programs on campus and enrollment in the program continues to grow, more than 15 years after its inception in 2000.
Student researcher Brian Escobar with his project at the Undergraduate Research Fair

HDFS student research

PSWS student Brian Escobar's research project, "The Effect of Grit on College Students’ Academic Self-Efficacy and Performance: The Role of Gender" took first place in the Social Science category at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Fair at Penn State Worthington Scranton. His faculty adviser was Dr. Raymond Petren, assistant professor of HDFS. Research is an important component for students in the major and prepares them for both their future career fields, as well as graduate school.

 

Russoniello receives Sherbine award

Russoniello receives K. Bruce Sherbine Penn State Proud Award

Penn State Worthington Scranton Director of Development Maria Russoniello is the 2017 recipient of the campus’ K. Bruce Sherbine Penn State Proud Award.
Dr. Agnès Kim

Penn State astrophysicist receives Dr. Richard J. and Sally Matthews Award

Agnès Kim, assistant professor of physics at Penn State Worthington Scranton, is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Richard J. and Sally Matthews Award for Scholarly Activity. The award is given each year to a member of the campus faculty in recognition of his/her scholarly and research activities.
Jessie Wang

Dr. Jessie Wang

Dr. Jessie Wang, assistant professor of management at Penn State Worthington Scranton, is this year's recipient of the Dr. Richard and Sally Matthews Award for Scholarly Activity.

PSWS student Kailey Gearhart

Kailey Gearhart

Kailey Gearhart, a student at Penn State Worthington Scranton who plans to major in nursing, recently presented her research on celiac disase at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Pittsburgh.

Kailey Gearhart

Honors student presents celiac disease research at conference in Pittsburgh

Kailey Gearhart, an honors sophomore who plans to major in nursing at Penn State Worthington Scranton, presented her research findings on celiac disease at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Pittsburgh earlier this spring.
Kiernan Riley

Nursing student Kiernan Riley awarded University grant to continue research

Kiernan Riley, a senior honor’s nursing student at Penn State Worthington Scranton, was awarded a Penn State Student Engagement Network grant to study the effects of a teaching intervention about organ donation on high school students’ attitudes and intent to register as organ donors when applying for drivers’ licenses.
Kalei Kowalchik at the PSWS 2017 Undergraduate Research Fair

Kalei Kowalchik

Kalei Kowalchik, a sophomore nursing student at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has received a Student Engagement Network (SEN) grant to conduct home health and hospice research this summer. Here, she is shown with an earlier research project that she presented at the campus' 2017 Undergraduate Research Fair.

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