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Student Congratulations - Spring 2013

Recognition for achievements made by students in the College of Education

Chris Gamrat, a doctoral student in the Learning Design and Technology program and a collaborator on a NASA AESP project, received the Paul W. Welliver Outstanding Graduate Student Award. This award goes to a graduate student in the field of communications and technology who has made a significant contribution to the profession. The award is named for Paul Welliver, Professor Emeritus from the College of Education.

Gamrat also received a $50,000 COIL Research Initiation Grant award to develop his proposal titled "Lifelong Learning Landscape (L3)," a learning system that incorporates digital badging for Penn State.

 

Two graduate students from the College of Education's Workforce Education program won awards in February at the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference in Arlington, VA:

Yu Kyoung Park, a doctoral student in Workforce Education, won the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Cutting Edge Award for co-writing a paper titled "The Learning Organization and Innovative Behavior: The Mediating Effect of Work Engagement."

Cho Hyun Park, a doctoral student in Workforce Education, won the 2013 Korean Academy of Human Resource Development Association Research Award for co-writing a paper titled "A Missing Link: Psychological Ownership as a Mediator Between Transformational Leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behavior."

 

Elif Balin, doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Women’s Studies, received the Spirit of Internationalization Award. The Spirit Award is an annual award that is given to up to six deserving women within the Penn State community and the larger Centre County community by the University Office of Global Programs. This award celebrates women with international interests who have shown extraordinary strength of character and commitment to the cause of internationalization and/or women’s empowerment.

 

Aubree Webb, a doctoral student in Educational Psychology, received an National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) grant to go to Beijing, China to continue an NSF grant collaboration between Penn State, Texas A&M, and the Computer Network Information Center in the Chinese Academy of Sciences focusing on virtual inquiry projects in large ecology classrooms.

 

-- by Kevin Sliman (April 2013)