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.

Penn Staters' voices heard at science march in Washington, D.C.
05/18/2017

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.


Alumni mentoring program underscores dedication to improving student experiences
05/15/2017

Alumni of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences volunteer their time to benefit students in the college in the numerous ways, the newest of which is an alumni-student mentoring program.


Five Penn Staters to receive Honorary Alumni Award
05/10/2017

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.


Arts Festival weekend attracts alumni and family back to State College
05/03/2017

With one daughter a Penn State alumna, another daughter a current student, and their son a hopeful Nittany Lion, the Stoffas have instilled in their family what Penn State has instilled in them--pride. They'll return to Happy Valley this summer to express that pride during Arts Festival Weekend 2017, taking place July 12-16.


Photo Story: Offering solutions at the Engineering Design Showcase
04/28/2017

Penn State engineering seniors' capstone projects presented solutions to real-world problems at the recent Engineering Design Showcase.


Presidential Leadership Academy selects 2017 class
04/27/2017

The Presidential Leadership Academy's new class of 30 students represents 11 of Penn State's academic colleges.


Measuring 'rhythms of Penn State' gives students preview of earthquake science
04/26/2017

A simple electronic device found in nearly every smartphone today is helping students learn about the science of earthquakes in one general education geosciences course, GEOSC 109, Earthquakes and Society. Taught by Charles Ammon, professor of geosciences, the course was designed to give students insight into how geoscientists understand earthquakes -- and, more generally, what's involved in conducting science.


Recent Penn State graduates earn wings in airborne research project
04/26/2017

Two recent Penn State graduates are taking part in the $30 million, NASA-funded Atmospheric Carbon and Transport-America. The project is led by Penn State professor Ken Davis.


Kirchner, Taylor named marshals for College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
04/25/2017

Nicole Kirchner, of Birchrunville, Pennsylvania, and Jennifer Taylor, of Erie, Pennsylvania, have been named student marshals for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' spring 2017 commencement. The ceremony will be held April 5 at Pegula Ice Arena on Penn State's University Park campus.


Professor invited to discuss combating climate change at national TED talk
04/24/2017

David Titley, professor of international affairs and of practice in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State, will discuss the role the military could play in combating climate change during the TED 2017 conference. Titley will join seven other speakers from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. April 26 for Session 6: Planet, Protection, hosted by Chris Anderson, the owner of TED, a nonprofit organization that provides idea-based talks.