The overall mission of the Department of Geography is to conduct theoretical and applied geographic research in a dynamic and responsive manner that educates and inspires students to become critical and committed citizens who contribute to solutions for our planet.
Faculty and students in the Department of Geography are among the many Penn State Earth scientists participating in the 2017 American Geophysical Union meeting, which began Dec. 11 and runs through Dec. 15 in New Orleans. The geographers are highlighting applications of new visualization technologies for Earth science topics.
Members of the Penn State - Dalian Joint Center for Energy Research (JCER), a partnership between Penn State and Dalian University of Technology (DUT), one of the top research universities in China in energy and chemical engineering, met on campus recently to discuss ongoing research and collaboration initiatives and progress made in advancing clean energy research.
With support from the Sustainable Communities Collaborative, a program in Penn State's Sustainability Institute, students, faculty and community groups recently partnered with Centred Outdoors, a program that encouraged residents to explore the beauty of Centre County's outdoors and pursue health and wellness.