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.

Gift to Penn State will support ongoing research in food safety, energy
05/24/2017

When it comes to global challenges, there are none more pressing to Penn State alumni Frank and Janet Glasgow Dudek than food safety and clean energy. They are passionate about finding solutions to those challenges, and that's why they are providing $50,000 to Penn State to lead the way.


Industrial engineering faculty, students honored at annual industry conference
05/23/2017

Several faculty and students within the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering were honored for excellence at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference in Pittsburgh.


Penn Staters' voices heard at science march in Washington, D.C.
05/18/2017

More than 130 members of the Penn State and State College communities traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to take part in the March for Science, a nonpartisan event organized to rally support for science.


Alumni mentoring program underscores dedication to improving student experiences
05/15/2017

Alumni of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences volunteer their time to benefit students in the college in the numerous ways, the newest of which is an alumni-student mentoring program.


Penn State opens mapping course on FutureLearn MOOC platform
05/02/2017

Penn State's massive open online course "Maps and the Geospatial Revolution" will open May 8 on FutureLearn, the United Kingdom's leading MOOC platform.


Recent Penn State graduates earn wings in airborne research project
04/26/2017

Two recent Penn State graduates are taking part in the $30 million, NASA-funded Atmospheric Carbon and Transport-America. The project is led by Penn State professor Ken Davis.


13 graduate students receive the Alumni Association Dissertation Award
04/24/2017

Thirteen graduate students received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award, Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal, in recognition of their outstanding professional accomplishment and achievement in scholarly research in any of the disciplinary areas of fine arts and humanities; social sciences -- applied and basic; physical and computational sciences -- applied and basic; life and health sciences; and engineering. The graduate students were honored during the Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 18 at the Nittany Lion Inn.


Global Programs announces 2017 Travel Grants awards
04/19/2017

Spring 2017 produced a record-breaking number of applications for Global Programs Travel Grants.


Five EMS graduate students win awards at annual Penn State Graduate Exhibition
04/18/2017

Five graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences were recognized for their research and presentation skills during the 32nd annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 24 and 26 on Penn State's University Park campus.


When using the phrase ‘human rights’ hinders human-rights initiatives
04/18/2017

Penn State geography doctoral student A. Marie Ranjbar's research explores the language of human justice in Iran: how certain phrases have become politicized and in some ways dangerous to use, and how some residents deal with this conundrum as they seek ways to speak up for themselves.