Our graduate students are integral to the research we conduct, and they also are dedicated to making a difference in communities. Learn more about their research, outreach efforts, and other projects below.
A radar signature may help distinguish which severe storms are likely to produce dangerous tornadoes, potentially leading to more accurate warnings, according to scientists.
John Shimanek, a doctoral student in materials science and engineering, was one of five students from across the country selected for a federal fellowship program.
Parivash Moradifar, a doctoral candidate in materials science and engineering (MatSE), earned the Alumni Association Dissertation Award from the Graduate School for research related to plasmonics, an emerging field between electronics and photonics.
Alex Molina, a fourth-year doctoral student in materials science and engineering, was recently named a Sloan Scholar.
Adam Bolotsky, a doctoral student in materials science and engineering, was awarded the Penn State Alumni Association Scholarship for Penn State Alumni in the Graduate School from the Graduate School.
Kelly Nunez Ocasio, a Penn State doctoral candidate studying how hurricanes form, has received an Alfred P. Sloan Minority Graduate Scholarship.
Within days of the University's shift to remote learning, faculty, instructors and teaching assistants in the Department of Geography moved 35 resident instruction courses into remote delivery mode to teach 1,947 students.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Graduate Fellows for Science Advocacy and Diversity (EMS-GFSAD) program is wrapping up its inaugural year and has already had an impact in promoting a diverse and inclusive scientific community.
James Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, will lead a panel discussion on climate change impacts, such as human heat stress and food security, and strategies to avoid or lessen challenges.
A team of researchers from Penn State and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) developed software that's being used by engineers and scientists around the world to make advances in materials modeling, space technology development and data science.