- Penn State alumnus Delbert Day named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Penn State alumnus Delbert Day has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is “the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.”
- Newly elected AAG national councilor Dowler sights social justice
Penn State associate professor of geography and women’s, gender and sexuality studies, Lorraine Dowler, has been elected as a national councilor for the American Association of Geographers' governing body. She is one of six national councilors and will begin her three-year term on July 1.
- Senior's published research could enhance water treatment processes
Jenna Bishop, a senior majoring in environmental systems engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has taken advantage of several opportunities while at Penn State, and she says one of her proudest moments was publishing research as an undergraduate.
- EMS Museum & Art Gallery hosting conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Wolfe
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) is hosting a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe along with other events commemorating the history of coal mining in Pennsylvania, from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, in the EMS Museum & Art Gallery, ground floor of the Deike Building on the University Park campus. The events are free and open to the public.
- Student aims to inspire businesses, communities through sustainability
For energy engineering student Nikhil Bharadwaj, sustainability is something he can use to inspire others to find their passions and leave a positive impact on the world.
- Meteorology senior starts on-air position six months before graduation
One of Casey Lehecka’s biggest goals before graduating was to get a job as a broadcast meteorologist. Now, with graduation still a few months away, she has already worked as a broadcast meteorologist at WJAC, an NBC affiliate in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for three months.
- Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, April 21-22
The Penn State Student Association of Environmental Science and Engineering will hold the 20th annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium 5-9 p.m. on April 21 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on April 22 in the Forest Resources Building. Abstract submission deadline is March 24.
- Guest lecturer to address 'Big Science, Politics and the Press'
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has written for the Los Angeles Times for more than three decades will visit University Park to discuss “Big Science, Politics and the Press" on April 4.
- Materials student earns ‘Gold’ for graduate research presentation
Zakaria Al Balushi, a doctoral candidate in materials science and engineering, was awarded the Materials Research Society (MRS) Gold Graduate Student Award for a presentation on his research on two-dimensional materials.
- American Indian powwow to be held April 1 and 2
The 13th annual New Faces of an Ancient People Traditional American Indian Powwow will be held April 1-2 at Mount Nittany Middle School in Boalsburg. The event, featuring American Indian dancers and drum groups from communities and reservations across North America, is free and open to the public.
- Penn State ties second place as top producer of 11 Fulbright Scholars 2016-17
In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, and Penn State as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2016-17, a Fulbright week of events is planned for April 3-7.
- Penn State’s Roger Downs to receive AAG 2017 Presidential Achievement Award
Roger M. Downs, the Ruby S. and E. Willard Miller Professor of Geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been selected to receive the American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2017 Presidential Achievement Award.
- Professorship money enables undergraduate students to conduct senior research
An endowed professorship is opening doors for two Penn State students to obtain laboratory experience as undergraduates.
- Penn State alumni establish scholarship to ‘produce a better world’
Penn State alumni Brian and Terri Green said three reasons sparked their decision to establish the Robert and Florence Green Memorial Scholarship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. First, they wanted others to have the same benefits they experience from a college education. Second, they believe investments in education aimed at reshaping global energy use will have cascading benefits for people worldwide. Lastly, they wanted to honor Brian Green’s blue-collar parents, for whom the scholarship is named.
- Alley wins prestigious award from Geological Society
Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Penn State, has won the 2017 Wollaston Medal, the top prize given by the Geological Society of London, for his work focusing on the flow and stability of ice sheets and how they interact with the landscape.
- Webinar focuses on property values near shale gas sites
The findings of studies on how the values of residential property near shale gas/oil extraction sites have changed will be the topic of a web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension.
- Pa. Agricultural College Herbarium has dappled history, deep roots
Established in 1859 with 3,000 specimens donated by Evan Pugh, Penn State’s first president, the Pennsylvania Agricultural College Herbarium represents one of the oldest natural history collections at Penn State.
- Energy engineering design projects wanted
Students in the energy engineering program finish their studies with an engineering design course in which they work with industry and alumni partners on real-world projects. We are seeking alumni and industry partners to sponsor a project this spring. The project provides companies an opportunity to help students and work with graduating seniors who may be potential recruits. The deadline to submit a project is December 16. Learn more about the project on Penn State's Learning Factory website.