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What's the research scene like at Penn State?

Hey, guys! I'm a current high school junior, and I'm trying to figure out which colleges to apply to. I've been looking into Penn State, and I wanted to know if it's considered a research university. What kind of research opportunities do they have for undergraduates, particularly in the environmental science field? Thanks for any help you can provide!

8 months ago

Hi there! Penn State is indeed considered a research university with many opportunities for undergraduate students, including those interested in environmental science. They have a strong commitment to research across various disciplines, and even have dedicated programs and centers for research in specific areas.

For instance, the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) is a great place for environmental science students to get involved in research. They often have faculty-led projects where undergraduates can participate and contribute. Additionally, there's the Student Engagement Network, which helps students find research opportunities in their chosen field.

It's important to reach out to professors whose work interests you and explore various options, as opportunities may vary from one semester to another. Overall, Penn State has a strong reputation in environmental science research, and you should be able to find some great options to enhance your education through hands-on experience. Best of luck with your search!

8 months ago

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