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.
When Judit Gonzalez-Santana conducts her research, she first looks to space.
Penn State attendee Michael E. Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences, will share his impressions about which efforts succeeded and which did not, along with his thoughts about the best path forward to net zero emissions, during a talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10.
The geosciences lag other STEM fields when it comes to racial and ethnic representation.
Every summer, there are reports of sharks lurking off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
A spring 2022 graduate seminar focusing on Earth systems will draw on the experiences of William Easterling's four-year appointment at the National Science Foundation, where he served as the assistant director and head of the Directorate for Geosciences. The seminar, GEOG 530 Human-Environment Interactions, also is open to advanced undergraduates.
Finding one's identity throughout college and beyond can be challenging for many, but through embracing her unique heritage, Esther Munoz is making her way.
The Celebrating Women in Energy and Water Research lecture series will host two talks by Jennifer Dunn, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University, on Thursday, Nov. 18.
Park Williams, associate professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss the drivers of the increased fire activity during a talk titled "Understanding the rapid recent increase in western U.S. wildfire activity." The talk, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, via Zoom.
Phil Higuera, professor of fire ecology at the University of Montana, will address the increase in fire activity during a talk titled "Fire, climate change and the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15.
Daniel Selik, a student in the intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security (iMPS-HLS) degree program at Penn State and a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer, received the 2021 Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence.