Undergraduate and faculty research abounds at Penn State Schuylkill. From students who travel to present their original research to faculty members who publish their findings regularly, these scholars make headlines. Check out some of our latest research news:
Schuylkill students, faculty present at statewide communication conference
Penn State Schuylkill was well represented at the 2022 Pennsylvania Communication Association conference. Two students and two faculty members shared original research at the conference that was held at East Stroudsburg University.
Innovation showcased at Schuylkill Student Research and Scholarship Conference
Penn State Schuylkill undergraduate students presented their original research at the biannual Student Research and Scholarship Conference in November. Sixteen students from a variety of disciplines – including biology, arts and humanities, physical science and social sciences – presented topics that ranged from virtual reality experience to improve understanding of electric fields, to synthesis of chemical compounds to discover novel treatments for disease, and examination of important cultural and societal issues.
Schuylkill students present research at event in Harrisburg
Undergraduate researchers representing Penn State Schuylkill attended the prestigious Undergraduate Research at the Capitol Pennsylvania in March. Three Schuylkill students presented two of the eight total research posters representing Penn State.
Schuylkill students present research, Schrader named teaching fellow at ECA-USC
This spring, 10 Penn State Schuylkill students had 11 projects accepted to the Eastern Communication Association's James C. McCroskey and Virginia P. Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference (ECA-USC). This year, Valerie Schrader, associate professor of communication arts and sciences, was also named an ECA Distinguished Teaching Fellow — a prestigious award limited to only 1% of the association’s membership.
Dozens of students participate in regional research symposium held at Schuylkill
Penn State Schuylkill hosted the 2022 Penn State Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday, April 23. The event featured research from dozens of students across seven campuses: Penn State Abington, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Scranton and York.
Biology Professor Sarah Princiotta conducts aquatic microbe research in Sweden
Sarah Princiotta, assistant professor of biology at Penn State Schuylkill, has recently returned from a trip to Sweden where she conducted research at a specialized facility to examine the role of aquatic microbes under ice.
Schuylkill students embrace discovery as Undergraduate Research Ambassadors
Penn State Schuylkill third-year corporate communication student Sophia Bates and fourth-year biology student Michael Russell have been serving in Penn State’s Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program, designed to encourage undergraduate research and creative activity throughout the University. The pair are two of three students representing Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses.
Biology fieldwork produces faculty- and student-authored research at Schuylkill
Sarah Princiotta, assistant professor of biology, and Lucas Redmond, assistant professor of biology, use robust summer fieldwork programs to develop original research and opportunities for undergraduate students to get hands-on experience.
Schuylkill students and professor present at national communication conference
Valerie Schrader, associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State Schuylkill, and two of her undergraduate research students — Sophia Bates and Courtney Weikel — earned top paper honors at the National Communication Association fall conference.
Schuylkill chemistry professor creates novel compounds shown to manage parasites
Lee Silverberg, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Schuylkill, has recently reported findings of research that examines the chemistry and bioactivity of some organic heterocycles containing sulfur and nitrogen. Through collaboration with biological scientists, these compounds have been shown to effectively inhibit the growth of disease-causing parasites in humans.
Bridging communication gaps in underserved communities
Through a chance meeting, Penn State Schuylkill biology student Melissa Ramirez and Schuylkill County VISION executive director Jeanne Elberfeld have joined forces to help deliver health information to an underserved community in northern Schuylkill County.