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.

Grad students gain research edge with aid from meteorology professor emeritus

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.

Alumnus and leading philanthropist makes $6.5 million campaign gift

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.

Wernstedt Fund continues legacy of helping students

The Department of Geography is highlighting the career of Wernstedt and his continuing contributions to learning through the Frederick L. Wernstedt Geography Enhancement Fund.

EMS plans to raise $10,000 for Millennium Scholars program on Giving Tuesday

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. 

Mentoring, career achievements help Abegg earn alumni honor

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.

Tom and Mary Ellen Litzinger create $1.2 million endowment for Shaver's Creek

Mary Ellen and Tom Litzinger have established the $1.2 million Mary Ellen and Thomas A. Litzinger Endowment at Shaver's Creek through a bequest to ensure educational opportunities and a sustainable future for Shaver's Creek Environmental Center at Penn State.

Climate science symposium to honor African-American meteorology pioneer

Warren Washington became the second African-American nationwide to earn a doctoral degree in meteorology when he received his degree from Penn State in 1964, but his ties to the University extend beyond that.

Graduate student pursues research passions with help of scholarships

Jason Munro, a doctoral student in materials science and engineering, credits two recent scholarships with allowing him to pursue research that's both his passion and relevant to advancing the needs of society.

George Middlemas, alumnus and philanthropist, dies

George M. Middlemas Jr., a Penn State alumnus and generous University donor, particularly to the University Libraries, passed away June 14 in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado, two days after his 72nd birthday.