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CHANCE Cuba study abroad

Applications available for summer study abroad in Cuba

Penn State Abington students have the opportunity to become among the first college students to study in Cuba through a summer research practicum focusing on Cuban conservation efforts and environmental policies.
Colleen scuba diving

New Abington graduate's letter to her future self ...

Colleen Kelsey graduated from Penn State Abington last week, but before she left for her home in Florida she reflected on the last four years and her goals for herself when she turns 30.
Students study biology with iPad minis.

Multiple campuses represented at national discussion of global sustainability

Jacqueline McLaughlin, associate professor of biology at Penn State Lehigh Valley, founding director of Penn State CHANCE, and chair of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Global Perspectives Committee (GPC), has orchestrated along with Missy Coyle, research technologist at Penn State Lehigh Valley, and other GPC committee members, an interactive poster and panel discussion event entitled, “Promoting Global Sustainability in the Teaching and Learning of Biology.”
Students work with baby sea turtles on the beach.

LV CHANCE Beach Turtles

Students work with Jackie McLaughlin, third from right, to do research with baby sea turtles during the 2014 Penn State CHANCE field experience in Costa Rica/Panama. CHANCE is one of multiple Penn State initiatives to be highlighted at a special presentation at the 2014 NABT Conference.

Colleen scuba diving

Abington senior reflects on college years, life-altering CHANCEs

She is passionate about conservation, Penn State Abington, and life in general. So it isn’t surprising that senior Colleen Kelsey spent time during the demanding opening week of classes to reflect on her final college semester. The science major’s post, "So Many Things, So Little Time!" on the Abington Lion Tales student blog explores her realization that the next few months will be filled with endings and beginnings.