Student Research in the News

Lisa Panczner

Senior Spotlight: Lisa Panczner

While a major in electro-mechanical engineering technology with a minor in civic and community engagement may seem like an unusual combination to some, it was the perfect fit for Lisa Panczner. She received her degree during Penn State Berks’ commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8.
Kaitlyn Pasquarella

Senior Spotlight: Kaitlyn Pasquarella

Kaitlyn Pasquarella may be graduating in just three years, but she packed a lot into that time. As one of Penn State Berks' two student marshals, she will earn her degree in life science, with a minor in chemistry, on Saturday, May 8.
Jake Cumens

Senior Spotlight: Jake Cumens

While it was a winding road to graduation for Jake Cumens, it led him to a destination that exceeded his expectations. He will graduate as one of two student marshals from Penn State Berks on Saturday, May 8.
Justin DiAngelo

DiAngelo elected to Drosophilia Board of Directors

Justin DiAngelo, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State Berks, was recently elected to the Drosophila Board of Directors of the Genetics Society of America (GSA), the leadership body of the Drosophila research community.
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Rhetoric of horror films course combines research

Penn State Berks students enrolled in the course “The Rhetoric of American Horror Films” encountered a new twist in this year’s syllabus. While in past semesters, students in CAS 415 would write an academic research paper analyzing the rhetoric of horror films, this spring students had the opportunity to submit creative projects, supported by research.
Schreyers Scholars metal

Penn State Berks awards Schreyer Scholars

Five members of the Penn State Berks graduating class were notified that they would be receiving Schreyer Honors Medals, which are awarded upon completion of the requirements of the Schreyer Honors College, including a capstone honors thesis.