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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Graduate School Alumni Society (GSAS) Board of Directors has announced its three graduate student representatives for academic year 2021-22.
Alejandra Domic, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State, will deliver a talk titled "Holocene fire history in South America: responses to climate change and human activities" at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11.
Victor McCrary, vice chair of the U.S. National Science Board, will deliver a talk titled "National Science Board Vision 2030: Making a difference for America's research ecosystem" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18.
David Bowman, professor of pyrogeography and fire science at the University of Tasmania, will deliver a talk titled "Viewing the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire crisis through a pyrogeographic lens" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.