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.
Colleen Reid, assistant professor of geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss how to better assess population exposure to wildfire smoke, how it impacts human health, and which communities are more affected by wildfire smoke during a Penn State Department of Geography Coffee Hour talk.
Steven Greybush, associate professor of meteorology at Penn State, will explore features of Martian weather from the perspective of spacecraft data, computer simulations and traveling weather systems that give rise to dust storms in his talk "Exploring Martian Atmosphere Weather with Spacecraft and Simulations” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13.
Michael Glass, director of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss how infrastructural futures are constructed, experienced and changed by the stakeholders that inhabit the region in a Penn State Department of Geography Coffee Hour talk titled “Seeing Equitable City-Region Futures? Negotiating The Epistemic Dimensions of Infrastructure Change in a Lagging Region.”
The spring 2023 Celebrating Women in Energy and Water Research seminar series continues Thursday, Feb. 9, with two seminars from Barbara Kutchko, a senior research scientist with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
The latest episode of the Growing Impact podcast features a project focused on turning agricultural and municipal wastes into bioproducts, primarily low-carbon biofuels.
Alex Hayes, associate professor of astronomy and director of the Spacecraft Planetary Image Facility at Cornell University, will review the current understanding and latest developments in the exploration of the ocean worlds Europa, Enceladus and Titan in his talk "Ocean worlds of the outer solar system: life as we know it or life as we don’t?" at 4 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 6.
Bo Zhao, an associate professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington, will give a talk at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, via Zoom.discussing his research that looks at GIS from a humanistic perspective, which offers a sincere quest to develop and use GIS in ways that will be more empathetic and better for humanity.
When Ken Davis had an opportunity to help lead graduate education at Penn State, the chance was one that he could not let pass by.
Amanda Hendrix, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, will deliver the talk "Investigating Icy Worlds Using UV Spectroscopy" at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in 112 Walker Building on Penn State's University Park campus.
The 2022 Materials Day event, presented by the Materials Research Institute with the theme “Materials Impacting Society,” featured a look at what might be on the horizon as far as materials research with positive societal impact.