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.

Love of the game drives players, coaches to grow handball at Penn State
05/21/2018

 

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.


Human Health and the Environment seed grant recipients announced
05/21/2018

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.


Greater Allegheny to offer first 3+1 degree at Penn State
05/02/2018

Penn State Greater Allegheny will begin to offer the third year of the Energy Engineering major beginning in Fall 2018. This will be the first 3+1 program at any Penn State campus and will allow students to remain at Greater Allegheny through their junior year, moving to University Park to complete their final year of study.


Three graduate students honored with Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award
04/27/2018

Three Penn State graduate students - John Banghoff, Min Liew, and Elena Vazquez - have been awarded the Distinguished Master's Thesis Award.


Geography students use virtual reality to recreate Mayan ruins
04/24/2018

Ancient Mayan civilization in Central America, which collapsed around 1,000 years ago, is being brought to life in a new Penn State project. Two doctoral students in geography, Jiawei Huang and Arif Masrur, have recreated the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech, in Belize, using virtual reality.


Ask a Scientist, visual displays, educational trails set for Earth Day event
04/19/2018

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), in keeping with its roots, is rolling out the green carpet for those interested in celebrating the planet with various Earth Day events this Sunday, April 22. 


WE ARE for Science takes advocacy message to Washington, D.C.
04/12/2018

Members of the science advocacy group WE ARE for Science have organized a bus trip to the March for Science in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 14.


Earth and mineral sciences grad students lauded at annual research exhibition
04/06/2018

Batteries, earthquakes, Earth science modeling, water flow and natural gas leakage -- these are the research topics of the five graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences who received honors in Penn State's 33rd annual Research Exhibition.


Annual Minerals Junior Education Day set for April 7
04/02/2018

Students can learn about minerals, crystals, gems, fossils and Earth sciences at the annual Minerals Junior Education Day. The educational program, co-sponsored by Penn State's College of Earth and Minerals Sciences' Museum and Art Gallery, is designed to encourage the interest of students in grades one through eight in the Earth sciences.


Wider coverage of satellite data better detects magma supply to volcanoes
03/28/2018

Using satellite imaging, Penn State researchers for the first time identified a major magma supply into a reservoir extending almost 2 miles from the crater of a volcano in Nicaragua.