It started as an undergraduate thesis. Now, it may help rebuild New Orleans.
How many times have educators told their students to “shoot for the moon?”
At Penn State, the annual dance-a-thon (aka THON) is arguably the biggest campus event of the school year. As is the case at Indiana – who we featured earlier this fall – THON raises an enormous amount of money in support of pediatric cancer patients and the search for a cure. Last year, THON raised $12.37 million.
Recently, a former Penn State football player was inducted into a hall of fame in Ohio, but it had little to do with his athletic ability.
In late October, “Frontline” aired an alarming report titled “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria.” A couple weeks later, research being done at Penn State to combat this problem won an international competition.
After spending four years at Penn State, Gould wasn’t on anyone’s short list for the NFL Draft. He wasn’t drafted in 2005, but nine years later he ranks second in Chicago Bears’ history in scoring, is one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, and has been to a Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl.