Alumni News

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences alumni do great things and we like to share their stories. Below are the most current stories showcasing our alumni.

Earth and mineral sciences alumnus honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Delbert Day is among seven Penn State alumni who received the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the University bestows upon its alumni.

Senior scientist awarded Hosler Alumni Scholar Medal

Stan Benjamin recently returned to University Park to accept the 2019 Charles L. Hosler Alumni Scholar Medal at the College of Earth and Mineral Science's annual Wilson Awards Banquet.

The Warren M. Washington Building dedication ceremony

Penn State officially changed the name of Building 328 at Innovation Park to The Warren M. Washington Building during a dedication ceremony held May 17.

Penn State to celebrate naming of building after science pioneer

Acclaimed climate science pioneer Warren Washington made history at Penn State in 1964 by becoming the second African-American to earn a doctorate in meteorology nationwide.

Alumnus' research on 2D materials published in Springer Theses book series

A Penn State graduate's doctoral research on two-dimensional (2D) materials soon may help students build a better understanding of the field.

Earth and Minerals Sciences graduate earns Alumni Achievement Award

Daniel Lentz, a 2010 graduate of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, is one of 15 recipients of the 2019 Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award.

Dean emeritus Charles Hosler says biggest legacy was helping others succeed

Charles Hosler, dean of Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) from 1965-85, is credited with continuing the transition of the college from its longtime mineral extraction and processing focus to one comprising experts of the entire Earth system.

G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture to focus on the future of energy

Charles Zebula, president of energy supply for American Electric Power (AEP) will give the 2019 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering at Penn State. 

Penn State exoplanet center celebrates 10-year anniversary

To commemorate its 10th anniversary, Penn State's Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds (CEHW) will host a celebration on April 2, with three sessions of talks and panel discussions for technical, academic and public audiences. 

EMS alum among 15 Penn Staters to be honored with Alumni Achievement Award

The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 15 prominent young alumni at the Alumni Achievement Awards on March 29.