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.
Sarah Lowum, a materials science and engineering doctoral student in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), received a 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to investigate how to improve the cold sintering process (CSP).
Penn State researchers take part in one of the largest studies ever conducted using more than 2,000 geophones. The group is seismically imaging the Shale Hills water catchment near the Penn State University Park campus.
Through a newly introduced course, AMD 597 Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing, students will be prepared to navigate the legal issues arising in additive manufacturing, emboldening them to become both technical experts and emerging thought leaders in the industry
Rock core samples from a period of warming millions of years ago indicate soils contributed to a rapid rise in atmospheric greenhouse gas and suggest modern climate models may overestimate Earth's ability to mitigate future warming, according to an international team of scientists.
Shawn Murdzek, a graduate student studying meteorology and atmospheric science, received a 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He is one of seven EMS students and 24 Penn State students to receive the honor.
Penn State World Campus graduate students in the Rural/Regional Geodesign Challenges studio course were asked to apply their knowledge to help develop a large-scale recovery, restoration and sustainability plan for one of the most iconic and revered sites in the United States, Yellowstone National Park.
wo graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences were recognized for their research and presentation skills during the 2019 Graduate Exhibition, hosted by the Graduate School at Penn State in March.
Researchers found the recovery period following the second largest extinction on record, some 444 million years ago, had a bigger evolutionary impact than the extinction event itself on brachiopods, shelled, clam-like animals that once dominated the sea floor.
An internship at Penn State launched Ama Agyapong toward a career in materials science and engineering and her lifelong goal of improving the devices we use every day.
frican-American undergraduate and graduate students at Penn State who previously have presented research posters at symposiums will present their posters at a Research Symposium and Reception hosted by the Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) in honor of Black History Month.