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.
Park Williams, associate professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss the drivers of the increased fire activity during a talk titled "Understanding the rapid recent increase in western U.S. wildfire activity." The talk, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, via Zoom.
Phil Higuera, professor of fire ecology at the University of Montana, will address the increase in fire activity during a talk titled "Fire, climate change and the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15.
Daniel Selik, a student in the intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security (iMPS-HLS) degree program at Penn State and a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer, received the 2021 Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence.
Harman Singh, a graduate student in geography, won the $200 second-place prize for a study that used a mixed-method approach to examine the nature of complex urban flooding in Kerala, India
Yihuang Xiong, graduate research assistant in materials science and engineering, is one of five Penn State people to receive the 2021 Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award.
Rebecca Hamilton, postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute, will deliver a talk titled "Fire dynamics in tropical Asia: from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene" at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1.
Penn State University Libraries will observe GIS Day -- an annual event celebrating the technology of geographic information systems (GIS) -- with a virtual event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16.
Faults along the central portion of the Caribbean-South American tectonic plate boundary are primed to produce a powerful earthquake, posing a potentially serious hazard to northern Venezuela, according to an international team of scientists.
Andres Holz, associate professor of geography at Portland State University, will deliver a talk titled "Fire regimes and flammability feedbacks in Patagonian temperate forests" at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25.
The Graduate School Alumni Society (GSAS) Board of Directors has announced its three graduate student representatives for academic year 2021-22.