Materials Science and Engineering students hope to inspire future women in STEM

Materials science and engineering students study in the computer lab of Steidle Building.

Tight-knit friendships have allowed a group of female students to excel in a field that has traditionally been male dominated, materials science and engineering. Throughout their time at Penn State, these students took on leadership roles, conducted research, represented Penn State at national conferences and prepared for the start of their careers.

Students see green: Mock spill illustrates potential impact of wastewater leak

Water running into Black Moshannon Creek turned bright green during a mock spill event.

A group of State High students participated in a mock spill event last week simulating what might happen if a contaminate spill reached the stream. The students are part of TeenShale Network, a group of high school students working with Penn State scientists to monitor water quality in local streams around Marcellus Shale development.