At Penn State, engaged scholarship is defined as out-of-classroom academic experiences that complement in-classroom learning. Members of the University community are working on ways to elevate the role of engaged scholarship in undergraduate education and to create more opportunities for students to have such experiences.
Examples of Engaged Scholarship
Students Conduct Original Research on American Suffrage Movement
Students majoring in communication arts and sciences (CAS) examined American suffrage movement speeches of the twentieth century using the resources at Alice Marshall Women’s History Collection at Penn State Harrisburg.
Students Present at Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA)
Three students communication arts and science (CAS) majors from Penn State York presented their papers at the Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) Conference.
Patrick Walters Presents Paper at PCA Conference
Patrick Walters, an undergraduate science major at Penn State York, paired his interests in physics and science with his developing knowledge of communication theory in a research paper he wrote and presented.
Jazmin Nixon is a Student Making a Difference
Internship opportunities allowed this human development and family studies major to draft legislation, work at the Capitol, and help her local community with a healthy baby initiative.