Alumni News

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences alumni do great things. Below are the most current stories showcasing our alumni. Also, please read the announcements for current updates.

Beese awarded for additive manufacturing research, mentoring
08/17/2017

Allison Beese, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, recently earned the International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award for research accomplishments related to additive manufacturing of metallic materials.


Joel Myers named 2017 Renaissance Fund honoree
07/25/2017

As Penn State’s Renaissance Fund celebrates its 41st year of honoring outstanding community members and helping students in need, its board of directors has selected as its 2017 honoree Joel N. Myers, a three-time Penn State alumnus; State College resident; and the founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather Inc.


Farnsworth receives 2017 Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence
07/25/2017

Robert J. Farnsworth, a retired U.S. Army reconnaissance engineer and Penn State alumnus, was selected to receive the 2017 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence. He was honored during the 2017 United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Symposium in San Antonio on June 5.


Celebrating 60 years of Penn State TV weather broadcasts
06/26/2017

The year is 1957. The average cost of a gallon of gas is 24 cents. American Bandstand began airing on ABC in August. Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, was launched by the Soviet Union in October. June 1957 is also when Penn State produced its first TV weather broadcast, and this month marks the 60th anniversary of televised weather broadcasts by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.


Ten elected to serve on Alumni Council
06/01/2017

Ten alumni leaders have been voted onto Alumni Council — the Alumni Association’s governing board — and will begin their terms July 1.


Gift to Penn State will support ongoing research in food safety, energy
05/24/2017

When it comes to global challenges, there are none more pressing to Penn State alumni Frank and Janet Glasgow Dudek than food safety and clean energy. They are passionate about finding solutions to those challenges, and that's why they are providing $50,000 to Penn State to lead the way.


Penn Staters' voices heard at science march in Washington, D.C.
05/18/2017

More than 130 members of the Penn State and State College communities traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to take part in the March for Science, a nonpartisan event organized to rally support for science.


Alumni mentoring program underscores dedication to improving student experiences
05/15/2017

Alumni of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences volunteer their time to benefit students in the college in the numerous ways, the newest of which is an alumni-student mentoring program.


Five Penn Staters to receive Honorary Alumni Award
05/10/2017

Five longtime Penn State champions and benefactors — including John A. Dutton, professor emeritus of meteorology and dean emeritus of the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences — will be recognized by the Penn State Alumni Association and named honorary alumni.


Arts Festival weekend attracts alumni and family back to State College
05/03/2017

With one daughter a Penn State alumna, another daughter a current student, and their son a hopeful Nittany Lion, the Stoffas have instilled in their family what Penn State has instilled in them—pride. They’ll return to Happy Valley this summer to express that pride during Arts Festival Weekend 2017, taking place July 12–16.


Announcements

Nominations sought for 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Alumni Award, authorized by the Penn State Board of Trustees in 1951, recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose “personal lives, professional achievements, and community service exemplify the objectives of their alma mater.”