For the second year in a row, the Penn State chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers won the Outstanding Chapter Award at the 93rd Annual Technical Conference Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.
Roger Walker, doctoral candidate in materials science and engineering, was recently named a Sloan Scholar, and said the funding will allow him to expand his research and networking opportunities in the field.
As regions across the Atlantic Ocean were bracing for a recent string of hurricanes, real-time lessons were being explored around the globe in a class taught through Penn State World Campus in partnership with the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' John A. Dutton e-Education Institute.
Farmers can see sustainability principles in action with just a few mouse clicks, thanks to an interactive "virtual farm" web site developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension, in partnership with the project's lead, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cornell University and the Dairy Innovation Center.
Geography graduate student Elham Nasr Azadani was selected by the North American Association for Environmental Education as one of their "EE 30 Under 30" for 2017.
Robert Johnson, a Penn State junior majoring in meteorology and atmospheric science and journalism, completed a summer internship with FOX 29 in Philadelphia, allowing him the opportunity to shadow meteorologist Kathy Orr, who was his favorite meteorologist when he was growing up.
Penn State's Millennium Scholars program was designed to increase diversity in STEM fields. The highly selective program provides training to high-achieving, high-performing undergraduate students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. and who have committed to increasing diversity throughout their careers.
As part of the Energy Innovation Leadership Experience program, students from Penn State, San Jose State, Texas A&M, the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova were provided with hands-on learning experiences and internship opportunities with leaders in the sustainability industry.
The 82nd annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists was held in October at Penn State. Professional geologists from across the state traveled to learn about the latest geology research happening in the state.
Cullen Slattery's surprise birthday trip to State College included an opportunity to meet one of his favorite meteorologists, Penn State alumnus Bernie Rayno, and visit with meteorology students from Penn State's Campus Weather Service.