Graduate Students News & Announcements

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.

Method improves semiconductor fiber optics, paves way for developing devices
04/11/2017

A new method to improve semiconductor fiber optics may lead to a material structure that might one day revolutionize the global transmission of data, according to an interdisciplinary team of researchers.


Three materials professors awarded NSF Early Career Awards
04/10/2017

When a faculty member is granted an Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation, it's an honor for their career and department. But, when three members earn that distinction, as faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering did this year, it's three times the accolades for the department.


Public invited to become fans of research at Blue-White Science Expo
04/10/2017

Blue-White Weekend attendees and the general public are invited to the Penn State Blue-White Science Expo, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the HUB. The expo offers the community a chance to show their support for research while learning about the newest work from 17 of Penn State's research faculty. A complete schedule and registration form for tickets is available at http://research.psu.edu/expo.


Talk to focus on new National Institutes of Health rules
04/10/2017

Directors from Penn State's Office for Research Protections will present a 15-minute overview on the recent and upcoming changes to National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research at noon on May 2 in 112 Henderson Building.


Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, April 21-22
03/17/2017

he Penn State Student Association of Environmental Science and Engineering (SAESE) will hold the 20th annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium (ECMSS) from 5-9 p.m. on April 21 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on April 22 in the Forest Resources Building. Abstract submission deadline is March 24.


Materials student earns ‘Gold’ for graduate research presentation
03/15/2017

Zakaria Al Balushi, a doctoral candidate in materials science and engineering, was awarded the Materials Research Society (MRS) Gold Graduate Student Award for a presentation on his research on two-dimensional materials.


Grad students create interactive EMS Museum exhibit on ocean acidification
02/28/2017

Geosciences graduate students worked to create a new exhibit in the EMS Museum & Art Gallery. The exhibit focused on several students' research and employs numerous hands-on activities to create an interactive exhibit. 


Method to predict surface ozone pollution levels provides 48-hour heads-up
02/16/2017

A novel air quality model will help air quality forecasters predict surface ozone levels up to 48-hours in advance and with fewer resources, according to a team of meteorologists.


Grad student examines links between housing, income and hazard risk
02/06/2017

Penn State geography student Travis Young is researching why low-income neighborhoods in Houston are the only ones in the area at high risk for flooding. His research interests stem from many factors in his personal and professional life.


Graduate student using NSF fellowship to enhance science outreach
01/25/2017

Geosciences doctoral student Claire Cleveland is leveraging the support from a highly competitive National Science Foundation fellowship to create more science-based outreach opportunities geared toward the general public.