Tax reform bill hurts science, research

Efforts to change America’s tax system are underway and have been heavily debated. Graduate students around the country are worried about one proposed measure: a tax graduate tuition waivers. Read our Centre Daily Times op-ed on how this tax would threaten science research. Tax reform bill hurts science, research, Centre Daily Times


Election day is today, November 7th! Yes, there IS an Election Day this year! It’s a state/county/municipal election. That might not sound like a big deal, but these positions are ultimately very important in determining representation and policy at the national level! You get to have a voice in choosing the following positions: Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Read More…

Successful Diversity Forum!

Thanks to our faculty panelists (Dr. Reginald Hamilton, Dr. Jose Fuentes, and Dr. Miriam Freedman) for their wisdom and insight that made for an engaging forum. Thanks also to members of the Diversity and Inclusion in STEM subgroup, Joanmarie Del Vecchio, Jamesa Stokes, and Roger Walker, for organizing the event. If you couldn’t make it tonight, we’ll have Read More…

Diversity in STEM panel discussion

Join the Diversity and Inclusivity subgroup for a panel discussion tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5 form 5-6:30 in Steidle 401! Panelists include professors from Engineering, Meteorology, and Chemistry. Come with questions and learn about the importance of diversity in STEM fields!  

Another Diversity Mixer!

The next Diversity in Science mixer is this Thursday, March 30 from 4-6 pm on the bridge between the Chemistry Building and the Huck Institute. The Diversity and Inclusivity in Science subgroup holds mixers monthly, partnering with different departments across campus. This is a great opportunity to meet scientists from other departments!

Women in Science Profiles

WPSU Penn State’s Women in Science Profiles (WiSci Files) introduces viewers to five local women with diverse careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields through a series of short video profiles. The videos feature aspects of their personal and professional lives, aiming to dispel stereotypes about who STEM professionals are and what their lives are like. In addition to the videos, Read More…

Science policy and communication seminar and Q&A with Dr. Richard Alley!

On Wednesday March 1, our Science Policy and Science Communication subgroups will be hosting a seminar with Dr. Richard Alley, a glaciologist and climatologist from the Penn State Department of Geosciences. Richard is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and an AAAS Fellow. He has been engaging with legislators and advocating for science literacy for Read More…