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.
In the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Engineering Programs rankings released March 29, engineering at Penn State University Park ranked No. 32 overall, advancing one place from last year's report, and No. 18 among public institutions.
A panel discussion, "Climate Change: Our Response as Artists," will feature artists from Small Island Big Song to discuss the impacts of climate change and explore how art can influence our relationship with the environment.
Judit Gonzalez-Santana, a doctoral student in geosciences, was awarded an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for her talk "Contrasting flank instability behaviors and volcanic activity styles at Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala."
Lauren McPhillips, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State, will provide insights into the effectiveness of green infrastructure solutions in New York and Pennsylvania during a talk at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1.
Adam Sobel, professor of applied physics and applied mathematics, and of Earth and environmental science at Columbia University, will discuss the responsibility of climate scientists during EarthTalks at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 28.
Stephanie Pincetl, professor and founding director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, will discuss just transitions to renewable energy sources at the annual E. Willard Miller Endowed Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, March 25.
Catherine Kling, Tisch University Professor and director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University, will present a new model of nutrient pollution assessment that considers its social costs and could reshape the way the U.S. handles water quality issues.
Sylvia Neely, co-leader of State College's chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby, will discuss options for pricing carbon, why a carbon fee and dividend policy would be effective, and the political and foreign policy implications in a talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 21.
Jennifer L. Fluri, professor and chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Penn State alumnus, will examine efforts in Afghanistan focused on increasing women's rights during a talk at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 18.
Chris Forest, professor of climate dynamics in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State, will discuss how the Earth goes from a planet with increasing temperature to one that starts to cool, as well as some of the high-risk issues facing both societal and Earth systems in a talk at 4 p.m. Monday, March 14.