Roger Downs
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.

Marcellus shale
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. 

Seed specimens are stored in a wooden seed-storage cabinet with shallow drawers to accommodate the tiny glass vials.
Pa. Agricultural College Herbarium has dappled history, deep roots

Ever wonder how you can identify a plant you've found in your yard or while conducting fieldwork? What about determining how plants in a particular location have adapted over time due to climate change? You can get help at the PAC (Pennsylvania Agricultural College) Herbarium, a kind of museum for plants.

Zongjun Li, a junior majoring in geography,
Geography undergraduate researches tea plantation loss through Tea Institute

For Zongjun Li, a junior majoring in geography at Penn State, the chance to explore real-life opportunities with his degree is what drives him as an undergraduate student.

Future Learn
Penn State to offer MOOCs on FutureLearn online learning platform

Penn State will begin offering massive open online courses through FutureLearn, the United Kingdom's leading MOOC platform, as part of the organization's launch in the United States.