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.
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.
The 14th annual Materials Visualization Competition (MVC14) is now accepting submissions. The deadline for submissions is March 7.
Few creatures are more amazing than the octopus: jet propulsion, RNA-powered camouflage, and magic ink that helps it disappear faster than David Blaine. But did you know that its neural network is a great model for how to modernize our electric system?
The spring 2022 Celebrating Women in Energy and Water Research seminar series will launch on Thursday, Feb. 24 with two talks by Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte, distinguished professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue University.