Grad Council

Graduate Student Council

The graduate student council is a group of representatives from the 5 departments of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.  The Graduate Student Council's purpose is to advocate in the best interests of the graduate student body as a whole and to facilitate the implementation of policies deemed beneficial to the graduate student population. Further, the council fosters collaboration of ideas and policies between the various departments within the college. 

The graduate student council is constantly working towards improving the quality of life, educational experience, and graduate lifestyle in general. Policies which definitively shape our graduate education need your input.

How do I become active in the Graduate Student Council?
Please contact your individual department for the member selection procedure. We have left control of this aspect to each department.

How can I hold an office within the Graduate Student Council?
There are four main offices to be held within the council (chair, co-chair, secretary and social chair). All officers are voted on by the members of the council at the first meeting of each semester. Please see the Graduate Student Council Constitution for full details.

How often does the Graduate Student Council meet?
The meeting frequency shall be determined by the chair and co-chair. Meetings are to be held at least bi-monthly and on a more frequent basis if warranted.  All reasonable attempts will be made to facilitate the council members schedules.

Graduate Council Members

Ece Alat Ece Alat
exa179@psu.edu
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Alexandra Anderson-Frey Alex Anderson-Frey
aka145@psu.edu
Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
Ali Lashgari Ali Lashgari
axl5433@psu.edu
John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
Xi Liu Xi Liu
xiliu@psu.edu
Department of Geography
Thomas Nigl Thomas Nigel
tpn6@psu.edu
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Caroline Normile Caroline Normile
cpn107@psu.edu
Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
Gabrielle Ramirez Gabrielle Ramirez
gqr5097@psu.edu
Department of Geosciences
Zachary Richard Zach Richard
zxr5027@psu.edu
Department of Geosciences
Arup Sengupta Arup Sengupta
aos5431@psu.edu
John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
Mark Simpson Mark Simpson
mbs278@psu.edu
Department of Geography