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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.

 

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.

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.

Vince Sorgi speaking at 2017 PSWS commencement

2017 PSWS commencement speaker

PSWS alumnus and 2017 commencement speaker Vincent Sorgi, senior vice president and chief financial officer for PPL Corporation, addresses Penn State Worthngton Scranton's Class of 2017 on Saturday. He told the new graduates that if they worked hard and followed their passion, they would be successful. Seated behind Mr. Sorgi, from left, are: Maria Russoniello, PSWS director of development; Dr. Marwan Wafa, PSWS chancellor; Dr. Patricia Hinchey, faculty marshal and professor emerita; and Dr. H. Durell Johnson, PSWS chief academic officer.

Croatian building

Island of Hvar

Dr. Renee Bishop-Pierce, associate professor of biology at Penn State Worthington Scranton, will return to Croatia and the Adriatic Coast this summer to continue her research on subterranean ecosystems.

research fair crowd

2017 Undergrad research fair

Adam Bernatowicz, left, explains his research project to Dr. Agnes Kim, at Penn State Worthington Scranton's recent Undergraduate Research Fair. Looking on are his teammates Gregory Tapia and Khushaliben Patel.

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