Alumni News

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences alumni do great things. Below are the most current stories showcasing our alumni. Also, please read the announcements for current updates.

Students navigate real-time coastal hazards in World Campus course
11/07/2017

As regions across the Atlantic Ocean were bracing for a recent string of hurricanes, real-time lessons were being explored around the globe in a class taught through Penn State World Campus in partnership with the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' John A. Dutton e-Education Institute.


'Virtual farm' website provides a plethora of dairy sustainability information
11/07/2017

Farmers can see sustainability principles in action with just a few mouse clicks, thanks to an interactive "virtual farm" web site developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension, in partnership with the project's lead, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cornell University and the Dairy Innovation Center.


Penn State student chases childhood dream with TV internship
11/06/2017

Robert Johnson, a Penn State junior majoring in meteorology and atmospheric science and journalism, completed a summer internship with FOX 29 in Philadelphia, allowing him the opportunity to shadow meteorologist Kathy Orr, who was his favorite meteorologist when he was growing up.


Millennium Scholars: Helping Increase Diversity in STEM Fields
11/06/2017

Penn State's Millennium Scholars program was designed to increase diversity in STEM fields. The highly selective program provides training to high-achieving, high-performing undergraduate students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. and who have committed to increasing diversity throughout their careers.


Penn State at the Navy Yard energy program provides hands-on learning experience
11/02/2017

As part of the Energy Innovation Leadership Experience program, students from Penn State, San Jose State, Texas A&M, the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova were provided with hands-on learning experiences and internship opportunities with leaders in the sustainability industry.


Field conference helps write the book on Pennsylvania geology
10/31/2017

The 82nd annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists was held in October at Penn State. Professional geologists from across the state traveled to learn about the latest geology research happening in the state.


Best birthday ever: 12-year-old weather fanatic gets to meet meteorology hero
10/31/2017

Cullen Slattery's surprise birthday trip to State College included an opportunity to meet one of his favorite meteorologists, Penn State alumnus Bernie Rayno, and visit with meteorology students from Penn State's Campus Weather Service.


University leadership's plea to Penn Staters: write to legislators
10/12/2017

University leaders are renewing their plea to Penn Staters and others, asking them to urge Pennsylvania legislators to release the University's state funds. Without critical state funding, Penn State would be forced to make "dramatic cuts and raise tuition, perhaps even for the upcoming spring semester."


Science communication focus of 2017 Lattman Lecture given by meteorology alumnus
10/03/2017

Jim Steenburgh, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah and Penn State alumnus, will give the 2017 Lattman Visiting Scholar of Science and Society Lecture. His talk, titled "Communicating Science in the 21st Century: Personal and Political Challenges and Opportunities," will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum on the ground floor of Deike Building. The event is free and open to the public.


Future of electric vehicles to be discussed on WPSU’s 'Digging Deeper' on Oct. 8
09/29/2017

Penn State President Eric J. Barron will welcome professor Chao-Yang Wang and graduate fellow Ryan Longchamps from the Penn State BEST Center to discuss the advancements in lithium battery technology and the future of electric vehicles during the next episode of WPSU's "Digging Deeper." The show will air at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8 on WPSU-TV.