At age 65, Dan Hurwitz was facing a decision at a crossroads. Was he going to complete his dream of biking across the United States -- some 3,900 miles of mountains, deserts and plains over a stretch of four months -- or would he wait longer, perhaps missing his window for the feat?
For the first time, the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has Millennium Scholars in all class levels -- from graduating seniors to first-year students.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) will be raising money to support the Millennium Scholars Program on Giving Tuesday, slated to begin at 6:55 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, and lasting through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Growing up in a segregated part of Washington, D.C., in the 1970s, Tony Hutchinson didn't see a lot of the kids in his neighborhood going on to college.
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.
For anyone, a trip to Argentina would have been exciting. But for Rachel Gutierrez, who's long been fascinated by severe weather such as hail and thunderstorms, it represents the holy grail of her research interests.
Penn State alumnus and leading philanthropist John Leone has made a gift of $6.5 million. Of the gift, $5 million will endow the John Leone Dean’s Chair in EMS and provide the college’s dean with flexible resources to advance a range of priorities.
The Department of Geography is highlighting the career of Wernstedt and his continuing contributions to learning through the Frederick L. Wernstedt Geography Enhancement Fund.
To support the Millennium Scholars program, the college aims to raise $10,000 on Giving Tuesday, which will help fund one Millennium Scholar in the 2019-20 academic year.
In accepting the GEMS (Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences) Alumni Achievement Award, Rick Abegg thanked his parents -- both educators -- for instilling in him the drive to work hard while elevating those around him.