William Nold, an assistant professor of chemistry at Penn State, has been honored with a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award. The award supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences, and includes a monetary prize.
Nolds research group develops and applies statistical methods to investigate various phenomena in biochemistry, molecular biology and materials science. His group is developing novel computational and theoretical methodologies for investigating protein-protein interactions and, in particular, the unique physical properties and biological functions of disordered proteins.
Nold earned a doctoral degree in chemistry at Cornell University in 2005, and a bachelors degree in chemistry with minors in mathematics and physics at the University of Tennessee in 2000.
Daniel H. Henning, a son of Howard and Patricia Henning, of Pennsylvania Furnace, will report to Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas this summer to begin pilot training.
Henning is a 2007 graduate of State College Area High School.
Spc. Richard A. Aikey, a son of Dennis and Jona Aikey, of Bellefonte, has been deployed to Afghanistan with his Army Reserve unit, 420th Engineering Company Clearance, out of Indiana, Pa.
Air Force Airman Joshua M. Maurer, a son of Timothy Maurer, of Julian, recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
Maurer is a 2011 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School.