The NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium is accepting applications for the 2021-22 Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The statewide program awards a limited number of one-year scholarships to rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time at an accredited Pennsylvania college or university.
The NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) is currently accepting applications to its graduate research fellowship program.
Reactive molecules, such as free radicals, can be produced in the body after exposure to certain environments or substances and go on to cause cell damage. Antioxidants can minimize this damage by interacting with the radicals before they affect cells.
A desalination membrane acts as a filter for salty water: push the water through the membrane, get clean water suitable for agriculture, energy production and even drinking. The process seems simple enough, but it contains complex intricacies that have baffled scientists for decades — until now.
Rapid, accurate communication worldwide is possible via fiber optic cables, but as good as they are, they are not perfect. Now, researchers from Penn State and AGC Inc. in Japan suggest that the silica glass used for these cables would have less signal loss if it were manufactured under high pressure.
Fibrous proteins such as collagen and fibrinogen form a thin solid layer on the surface of an aqueous solution similar to the “skin” that forms on warm milk, according to a team of Penn State Researchers, who believe this finding could lead to more efficient bioprinting and tissue engineering.
Yu-Jen Chiu has been selected as the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences student marshal for the University’s fall 2020 virtual commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. EST, Dec. 19.
John Mauro, professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State, has been named a 2020 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
An integrated computational and experimental framework for the design and manufacturing of ultrahigh-temperature refractory alloys may become possible thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awarded to a team of Penn State materials scientists.
The Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings (ATOMIC), a center focused on the study and development of 2D materials that is part of the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center project, is preparing to move from Phase I to Phase II of the program.