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.
A Penn State-led team of scientists created a new process to fabricate large perovskite devices that is more cost- and time-effective than previously possible and that they said may accelerate future materials discovery.
Nancy Chabot, planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, will deliver the talk "Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART): NASA’s First Planetary Defense Test Mission” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.
Katherine Freeman, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, will give an overview of the NASA's OSIRIS-Rex mission and the state-of-the-art methods Penn State brings to the mission in her talk "Preparing for the OSIRIS-REx Sample Return" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.
Advances in computing power over the decades have come thanks in part to our ability to make smaller and smaller transistors, a building block of electronic devices, but we are nearing the limit of the silicon materials typically used.
Colleen Reid, assistant professor of geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss how to better assess population exposure to wildfire smoke, how it impacts human health, and which communities are more affected by wildfire smoke during a Penn State Department of Geography Coffee Hour talk.
Steven Greybush, associate professor of meteorology at Penn State, will explore features of Martian weather from the perspective of spacecraft data, computer simulations and traveling weather systems that give rise to dust storms in his talk "Exploring Martian Atmosphere Weather with Spacecraft and Simulations” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13.
Michael Glass, director of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss how infrastructural futures are constructed, experienced and changed by the stakeholders that inhabit the region in a Penn State Department of Geography Coffee Hour talk titled “Seeing Equitable City-Region Futures? Negotiating The Epistemic Dimensions of Infrastructure Change in a Lagging Region.”
The spring 2023 Celebrating Women in Energy and Water Research seminar series continues Thursday, Feb. 9, with two seminars from Barbara Kutchko, a senior research scientist with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
The latest episode of the Growing Impact podcast features a project focused on turning agricultural and municipal wastes into bioproducts, primarily low-carbon biofuels.
Alex Hayes, associate professor of astronomy and director of the Spacecraft Planetary Image Facility at Cornell University, will review the current understanding and latest developments in the exploration of the ocean worlds Europa, Enceladus and Titan in his talk "Ocean worlds of the outer solar system: life as we know it or life as we don’t?" at 4 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 6.