The weather and the atmosphere have a tremendous impact on business and industry, governments, and societies, and researchers in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science aim to better understand this dynamic set of systems. From modeling the intricacies of snowfall to understanding how tornadoes and hurricanes take shape to detailing the atmospheric chemistry of the rainforest, researchers cover the gamut of the interactions between the atmosphere and the land.
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.
Sixteen students were inducted as laureates of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Academy for Global Experience (EMSAGE), which honors a select number of students in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences for their scholarship, service and global experiences.
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.
Eighty-three students from across Penn State's campuses will each be awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Office of Undergraduate Education. The students will use the funds to immerse themselves in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.