Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State


Scholar Dionna Littles in a lab

As a leading research university, Penn State is home to cutting-edge research and state of the art research facilities. During any given year, over $800 million in funding is committed to Penn State faculty working across a broad range of departments throughout the University.

These faculty are often leading experts in their disciplines and embrace the opportunity to engage Schreyer Scholars. Working side-by-side with top academics, Scholars gain research experience at the undergraduate level, which is often key to unlocking their own research contributions in the future.

This opportunity to connect with research faculty extends to completing the Honors Thesis—an independent, research-driven, scholarly contribution required of all Schreyer Scholars. Research faculty mentor Scholars through the thesis process, offering guidance and one-on-one advising.

In addition, thinking and talking about research, engaging in research and scholarly writing are also key skills to becoming a successful researcher. Opportunities like the Penn State Undergraduate Research Exhibition help Scholars gain experience and confidence and set them apart from their peers.

All the resources are in place at Schreyer Honors College. All you need to do is step up and do the work!


ROAR, Recording of Academic Research, is a new program that allows undergraduate students from any academic discipline to capture creative, two-minute presentations about their original research or art.

In its inaugural year, the multimedia presentations recorded for ROAR were exhibited alongside more traditional posters and displays at the 2014 Undergraduate Exhibition. The 2014 ROAR winners were:

First Place: Haleigh Swansen

Second Place: Amanda Hofstaedter

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