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Undergraduate Research Exhibition
Undergraduate Research Exhibition
Undergraduate Research Exhibition Applications Now Open
The 2020 exhibition is slated for Wednesday, April 15 in the HUB, and will feature different presentation types within two different time slots: 
1. Engagement Experience Poster Exhibition (11 a.m.-1 p.m., Alumni Hall): Posters highlighting student achievements in engaged learning experiences (NOT a research poster)
2. Undergraduate Exhibition for Research, Inquiry, or Creative Activity (4-7 p.m.)

HHD Student Council Executive Board

Do you have an interest in becoming a part of the College of HHD Student Council Executive Board? This is a wonderful opportunity to increase involvement, affiliation, and leadership experience within the College of HHD. This application must be completed in order to participate in the Student Council Executive Board Elections on April 8, 2020 in 359 HHD at 7 p.m. Candidates who complete it before March 18 will be invited to attend the HHD Student Council Candidates Night in 359 HHD Building on March 25 at 7 p.m.

Apply for a Student Engagement Network Grant

Deadline: March 20

Applications for experiences taking place May-August 2020 are now open! You can receive funding for undergraduate research, professional experiences, study abroad, community-based learning, organizational experiences, volunteerism, and more.

Penn State Leadership Institute

Deadline extended to March 18

The Penn State Leadership Institute is an innovative leadership retreat designed for undergraduate students at University Park to build meaningful connections with their peers. This six-day leadership development experience fosters a collaborative and engaging environment for students to grow as an individual, a professional, and a community member. There is a cost of $100 to participate in the Penn State Leadership Institute. However, Student Activities strives to make sure that money is not a barrier to access for individuals and fee waivers are available if you find yourself in financial need. Please contact us for more information or with any questions or concerns. Important dates:

  • Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m., 233A HUB - Participant Orientation
  • Monday, May 11th - Saturday, May 16th: 2020 Penn State Leadership Institute at Camp Blue Diamond in Petersburg, PA

Study Participants Sought

Participants sought for a study examining college student physical activity and substance use behaviors

Participants will complete two lab visits where they will answer questionnaires. For an 11 day period, participants will wear a provided activity monitor and alcohol sensing device. Participants will also complete brief daily surveys each morning via email for 11 days. All data will be kept confidential. We are looking for students ages 18-25, who have used tobacco or cannabis at least once in the past year, drink 4+ drinks at least one night a week, and are willing to complete study procedures. Participants will receive compensation of up to $50. If you are interested in learning more about the study, please call (814) 865-7935 or email and leave your name and a contact number.


Serve on the Academic Standards Committee

The HHD Associate Dean's Office is seeking undergraduate volunteers to serve on the Academic Standards Committee (ASC). Students on the ASC serve as panel members for hearings in academic integrity cases, grade disputes, and other class-related situations requiring mediation between faculty and students. At least one representative from each academic department is needed. Send an email indicating your interest to Ms. Heather Zimmerman with a copy to Associate Dean Shea.

New Health Professional Fraternity

Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK) is a professional fraternity open to students pursuing careers in health. The organization aims to provide students with opportunities for professional development and service hours, while providing lasting friendships with students on similar career paths.

E-mail with any additional questions.

Nittany AI Challenge

Join the Nittany AI Challenge! This year's theme is "AI for good" and one of the competition categories is "Health." HHD students are invited to join Challenge teams as subject matter experts or project managers. Prior experience with AI or coding is not required; the only thing needed to enter the first round of the competition is a team and an idea.

Men Against Violence

The Gender Equity Center is seeking students interested in their peer education group, Men Against Violence (MAV). MAV serves the Penn State community by offering programming on: sexual assault and bystander intervention, consent, healthy/toxic relationships, body image (including eating disorders and body positivity), and more! If you have any questions, please contact Shannon DeHoff. Apply here.

Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity Discussion Groups

These groups are Closed Groups (you must identify with the group topic to attend). Discussion groups are only open to enrolled Penn State students. Groups do not meet on official University holidays.

  • Aces (asexual and aromantic): Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Beyond the Binary (gender identity) Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • BiLions (bisexual, pansexual, fluid) Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Color Me Queer (students of color) Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Community Service Opportunities

Looking for community service opportunities in Centre County? Check out the Volunteer Site.

Pitch Exploration Lab

You’re invited! A new research group called the Pitch Exploration Lab will begin meeting this semester. This space is intended for undergraduates or graduates from any major on campus to explore music/brain/psychology topics but we especially welcome research questions related to pitch processing and psycho-motor activity. Students from Biology, Acoustics, Psychology, Neuroscience and all other majors are welcome, as well as students with any background coursework or experience in statistics. Please contact the lab director, Bryan Nichols at for more information.