Lasse Jensen,an assistant professor of chemistry at Penn State, has been selected to receive an American Chemical Society Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for 2012.
The award program provides a monetary prize for up to four outstanding tenure-track junior faculty members to present their work at ACS National Meetings.
Jensens research focuses on developing new theoretical and computational tools for addressing important questions relevant to the optical spectroscopy of biological and nanoscale systems.
He is particularly interested in understanding how enhanced Raman spectroscopy which uses visible light to reveal the structural properties, local interactions and vibration frequencies of a molecule can selectively probe a specific subsystem of a more complex system.
Prior to joining Penn State in June 2007 as an assistant professor of chemistry, Jensen was a research associate at Northwestern University from 2004 to 2007.
He earned bachelors and masters degrees in chemistry at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1998 and 2000, respectively, and a doctorate in chemistry at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands in 2004.
The State College Elks Lodge No. 1600 recently announcedEvan Heiseras the Elks Outstanding Student in Technology at the end-of-year awards program at Penns Valley Area High School.
In addition, Heiser was named the Elks Student of the Year for Lodge Year 2011-2012.
He was recognized for superior academic
achievement, good citizenship, leadership potential and commitment to community service.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lucy R. Schwartz,a daughter of Michal Stump, of State College, and George Schwartz, of Wrentham, Mass., and fellow sailors aboard the USS Enterprise formed a Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions committee.
CSADD is a peer-to-peer mentoring program geared toward assisting sailors in making positive decisions in all areas of their lives.
Schwartz, a 2008 graduate of State College Area High School, joined the Navy in January 2007.