The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has a rich history dating back more than a century. The college celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2021. The Crescendo weekend, which was to mark the closing of the anniversary year, was postponed due to COVID-19. It has been rescheduled for October 14 -15, 2022. The festivities for the weekend are listed below.
Anniversary Year activites
Many events were held during 2021 to celebrate the college's 125th anniversary. Browse the sections below to view activities and for some, zoom recordings of events.
- 1859: The University (then known as the Pennsylvania Farmers' High School) offers its first course in geography and meteorology, a required course in the scientific and agricultural program.
- 1890: Penn State Board of Trustees approves the establishment of the Department of Mining Engineering.
- 1896: The growing Department of Mining Engineering is renamed to the School of Mines and was the beginning the current College of Earth and Minerals Sciences. Magnus Ihlseng served as dean until 1899.
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Zoom Pride Month/125th Anniversary Mark
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