Penn State Hazleton has a long-standing and successful history of undergraduate research with students working side-by-side with faculty who are experts in their fields.
For more than 20 years, students who have started research as freshman and sophomores have used their projects to gain admission to graduate and medical schools, continuing the work they began at Penn State Hazleton. Many students have become project collaborators and have received recognition by presenting at regional and national conferences, being included on publications and participating in research with researchers at other institutions.
The process of pairing a student and faculty member begins early in the fall semester when all students are invited to an event where faculty showcase their research interests, findings and publications.
Research projects are completed over the course of the fall and spring semesters and students are encouraged to present their work at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held during the spring semester.