Awards for Excellence

A variety of competitive awards in support of research, service, teaching, mentoring, and advising are presented annually to faculty within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Awards are presented at the Wilson Awards Banquet, the college’s annual celebration of faculty and student accomplishments. The Wilson Awards Banquet is named in honor of Matthew and Anne Wilson, who, through their bequest,s are the major benefactors of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Their endowment provides the college with support for its well-known student loan program and a number of faculty and student awards and scholarships. Matthew Wilson graduated from Penn State in 1918 with a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering.