Penn State geosciences alumnus Enrique Perez received tremendous financial support and advice throughout his life, which paved the way for career success. Now, he's giving back in many ways to provide similar opportunities to other students.
In recognition of his early career achievements in teaching, research and service, Andrew Smye, assistant professor of geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been named the Rudy L. Slingerland Early Career Professor of Geosciences.
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.
The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science is highlighting the career of former department head Alfred K. Blackadar and his continuing contributions to learning through the Al and Betty Blackadar Graduate Scholarship in Meteorology.
When it comes to global challenges, there are none more pressing to Penn State alumni Frank and Janet Glasgow Dudek than food safety and clean energy. They are passionate about finding solutions to those challenges, and that's why they are providing $50,000 to Penn State to lead the way.
Penn State alumni Brian and Terri Green said three reasons sparked their decision to establish the Robert and Florence Green Memorial Scholarship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
An endowed professorship is opening doors for two Penn State students to obtain laboratory experience as undergraduates. These materials science and engineering majors, Atraphol Sae-Tang and Evan McHale, are conducting research for their senior theses in the Millennium Science Complex with Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Steward S. Flaschen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.
Katherine Faber, a 1978 Penn State alumna, and her husband, Thomas Rosenbaum, have established the Guy Rindone Graduate Research Fund to further graduate education in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The fund was established in honor of Guy E. Rindone, professor emeritus of ceramic science and engineering, who died in 2015 at age 93.
Peter and Carol Thrower have a unique affinity for both Penn State and the University of Cambridge and, through the Thrower Endowed Program Fund for Cambridge Studies in Materials Science and Engineering, they hope student recipients will, too.