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.
Four graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MastSE) were awarded 2020 Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.
Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, will lead a discussion with the researchers and graduate students of Penn State's ice group on how much sea-level rise scientists expect from melting ice and answer questions about what this means for citizens and scientists.
Residents of Pennsylvania can monitor the spread of COVID-19 across the commonwealth with an online dashboard created by researchers at Penn State.
In response to the growing coronavirus pandemic, orders from the state government and recommendations from global public health organizations, Penn State will hold its spring 2020 commencement ceremony via livestream on May 9.
The halls and classrooms of Walker Building are empty and silent but undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Geography are finding ways to connect and support each other during remote learning.
Laurence Smith, the John Atwater and Diana Nelson University Professor of Environment and Society and professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences at Brown University, will give the annual Miller Lecture at 2:30 p.m., April 24, at Robb Hall in the Hintz Family Alumni Center, on Penn State's University Park campus.
An atomically thin materials platform developed by Penn State researchers in conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Oak Ridge National Lab will open a wide range of new applications in biomolecular sensing, quantum phenomena, catalysis and nonlinear optics.
As Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Grand Bahama Island in 2019 and bushfires engulfed Australia in 2020, emergency teams were busy creating plans to best respond and provide relief to those affected by the disasters.
High on the craggy cliffs of Oman's rocky desert landscape, Sarah Ivory squeezed into narrow, dark caves in search of a different kind of goldmine.
Wei Zhang, a doctoral student in energy and mineral engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been awarded the Nico van Wingen Memorial Graduate Fellowship in petroleum engineering.