Penn State’s annual Undergraduate Research Exhibition took place April 6, 2016, at the University Park campus. Angela Spagnoli, a Penn State Altoona environmental studies major, won the Gerard A. Hauser Award for the best overall exhibit presentation for her project “Adsorption of Methylene Blue Dye by Zinc Chloride Activated Carbons from Cashew Nut Shells.” Spagnoli was advised by Svetlana Bashkova, assistant professor of chemistry at Penn State Altoona.
Penn State’s annual Undergraduate Exhibition communicates and celebrates the participation of undergraduate students from across the University in research and creative endeavors. Students from all Penn State campuses are eligible to enter research posters in the Undergraduate Exhibition.
Spagnoli also received the Penn State Altoona Non-traditional Student Recognition Award at the student awards ceremony held April 10. This award is given to a non-traditional student who has excelled academically, displayed leadership within the campus, and has overcome personal struggles.