When David Donohue was a young man, fresh out of graduate school at Penn State and working for a major oil and gas corporation, he believed he found a way to improve a production process for his employer.
Penn State alumnus Joe Gofus remembers precisely when he knew that he wasn't going to become a weather forecaster.
Marilyn Fogel, who graduated in 1973 with a degree in biology, may have come to Penn State for the football games, but she left with an appreciation for the interdisciplinary research that would define her career.
Penn State alumni Robert and Linda Malecky have pledged a gift of $125,000 to support the Summer Founders program, a 13-week entrepreneurial bootcamp.
David Payne, who has seen countless young professionals enter the petroleum and natural gas field, said Penn State graduates tend to stand out. They love to travel, advance in their careers and take on new challenges.
Doing what you love while helping others sounds like a good deal - especially if what you love is watching Penn State football.
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, Nov. 30, and lasting through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Lawrence F. Hancock, founder and CEO of Akita Innovations, will deliver the 2020 Richard E. Tressler Lecture in Materials will be held at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in 101 Chambers Building at University Park.
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.