You are invited to attend our annual free Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS) alumni tailgate! Join us at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to enjoy fellowship with EMS alumni, faculty, students and staff before the Nittany Lions take on the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium.
The Obelisk Society has been an important component of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences philanthropic culture since its inception in 1981. This annual dinner and reception is held to recognize new Obelisk Society members.
The annual GEMS speaker series is intended to increase visibility and access to information on timely and relevant Earth and Mineral Sciences' related focus areas and topics affecting industry and public policy, encourage and educate our students, and encourage collaboration across disciplines. The speaker series alternates between the GEMS Showcase Event, which features Penn State researchers, and GEMS Industry Forum, which features Penn State alumni who are government and industry leaders.
Penn State President Eric Barron and his wife, Molly Barron, are advancing the University's current fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence," not only through their vision for Penn State's future, but also as donors themselves.
The Penn State handball team is expanding -- with the help of a key player and two coaches from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences -- from just a handful of members to two championship-caliber squads in just a few years.
A 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support, according to Penn State researchers.
Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2018 have been awarded to eight interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers. The seed grants were funded through a collaboration of Penn State Institutes and the College of Medicine, which collectively contributed more than $400,000.