Spring 2015 Issue

SU Recognized as a Leader in Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research has recognized Susquehanna University as a leader in the field for providing more than 300 of its students the opportunity to present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Susquehanna is one of only 57 universities and colleges nationwide named to the list, a remarkable achievement.

This year’s conference, held in April in Spokane, Wash., boasted Susquehanna’s largest contingent of undergraduate researchers ever, with 40 students in attendance. Led by Associate Professor of Psychology M.L. Klotz, Susquehanna has participated in the council’s National Conference on Undergraduate Research for nearly 15 years.

Students Named to Stanford-Directed Innovation Program

Four Susquehanna University students have been named University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter).

Ethan Eastwood ’16, a history and political science major from Canton, Mass., Tiffany Richards ’16, a neuroscience major from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Pierce Perkins ’16, a neuroscience major from Baltimore, Md., and Alexis Gargin ’16, a creative writing major from Newton, N.J., are the first students from Susquehanna University to receive the honor.

The University Innovation Fellows is a network of student leaders working to create lasting institutional change and opportunities for students to engage with entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, design thinking and venture creation on their campuses. The program is run by Epicenter, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and VentureWell (formerly NCIIA).

Susquehanna and Columbia Launch New Cooperative Program

Students are now able to pursue a liberal arts and science education from Susquehanna University and an engineering education from Columbia University through a new combined degree program.

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from Susquehanna and the Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University through the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), in just five years. Each student enrolled in the program will first attend Susquehanna University for approximately three years, completing the equivalent of three academic years, and then attend SEAS for at least two years, completing the requirements for the student’s intended major.

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