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Taylor Guelich Notches Another Award

Photo via Cardoni

Photo via Cardoni

For 17-year-old Taylor Guelich, whom we featured in our July/August issue, it’s been a bit of a banner summer. Some background: She could be the youngest student to ever enroll at Penn State — she was just 15 years old as a freshman — and is planning to have both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural engineering by age 20.

It should be no surprise, then, that Guelich doesn’t have a typical teenage summer job: she’s currently interning with the university’s office of physical plant, where she’s visiting job sites around campus and learning about project management. And, just yesterday, she was recognized by the Centre County Board of Commissioners for her academic achievements. (Read more about her award in the Centre Daily Times.)

With the fall semester a little more than a month away, Guelich says that she’s “really, really excited” for her junior year, explaining that she’ll take classes in each of the four architectural engineering tracks (structural, building mechanical, electrical/lighting, and construction management) and declare her discipline by the end of the school year.

She adds: “It’s actually incredible to think I’m halfway through college.” We agree.

Amy Downey, senior editor

July 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm 1 comment

Inside Our July/August 2016 Issue

JA16_CoverThe countdown to Rio is here, and we have Olympic hopeful and cyclist Matt Baranoski on the cover of our July/August issue. Before he graduates from Smeal this December, he will try to medal in the fastest event at the Games, the kirin. Baranoski is just one of the many Penn Staters to compete on the grandest of stages: Learn about all of our elite athletes—past and present—starting on p. 27.

The magazine also includes a story about the Penn State Center for Sport Concussion and Research, where professor Semyon Slobounov and others are rethinking the diagnoses and treatment of brain injuries.

We also take a look at some of the most iconic Arts Fest posters from over the years. Created by graphic designer Lanny Sommese, the colorful collection—and the stories behind them—start on p. 44. (You’ll also get a sneak peek at the new 2016 poster.)

More from the issue: A tribute to Bryce Jordan, the university’s 14th president, who passed away in April; a farewell to Christian Brady, who is stepping down as dean for Schreyer Honors College; a recap of the women’s rugby national title; and a conversation with Taylor Guelich, who started her freshman year at age 15 and may just be the youngest student to ever enroll at Penn State.

We’d love to hear your feedback on the new issue—comment below or email us at

Amy Downey, senior editor

June 28, 2016 at 11:04 am 12 comments

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