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.
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.
he Penn State Student Association of Environmental Science and Engineering (SAESE) will hold the 20th annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium (ECMSS) from 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.
Penn State once again has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as one of the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright Scholars in the 2016-17 awards cycle. This year, 11 scholars were recipients of this prestigious grant and Penn State tied for second place.