Saying she "has held every job in the place" serves a pretty apt description of Gale Siegel's 40-year career at Penn State Abington. The senior director of Student Affairs, who occupied seven different offices spaces across three departments, retired in August after beginning her career as a part-time adviser in 1976.
Their friends slept late, worked and relaxed this summer ... but 11 incoming Penn State Abington freshmen willingly spent an intense six weeks on campus. The upside of reducing downtime? These students in math-intensive majors boosted their skills by enrolling in an innovative program developed at Abington.
They are physics superheroes, solving incredibly complex problems in a single bound. When the U.S team "trains" the brightest young minds in the nation for the International Physics Olympiad, it relies on experts such as Mikhail Kagan, assistant professor of physics at Penn State Abington. This year, U.S. teens captured five medals in the competition.
A Penn State Abington senior started his summer internship with the local police expecting to explore the intricacies of policing and network with officers. But his daily interactions led to a shift in his state of mind, reinforcing his commitment to a career in law enforcement.
Abington faculty member James Adams examines the interplay between gender stereotypes, cultural assumptions of vice, and legislation and politics and the hysteria surrounding prostitution in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Penn State Abington senior Ah-Lisa Hull lives with type 1 diabetes and aspires to become a doctor so she can treat other with the condition. Through a video and brochure called The Doctor in Me, Hull spreads the word about the diabetic lifestyle.
Three Penn State Abington students joined a team of international researchers in Norway this summer, investigating the American exploration of the world's northernmost archipelago and solving at least one historical mystery along the way.