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. Below are our college's research and travel awards.
PoEMS (Postdoctoral Society of EMS)
PoEMS is a society that aims to enhance the postdoctoral experience at Penn State in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) by providing resources to build community among the EMS Postdocs as well as assist postdoctoral fellows, postdoctoral scholars, and visiting postdoctoral scholars in their professional and personal development.
Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award
the Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award honors EMS postdoctoral scholars who have excelled in research and expresses the gratitude and appreciation of the college. The recipient shall be honored with a recognition memento and a monetary award at the Wilson Awards Banquet held each spring.
Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Ombuds Program
Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Ombuds Program is to provide graduate students and postdocs with a neutral, third-party to assist with conflict resolution and solutions-oriented support. The ombuds program provides an alternative to the formal grievances and complaint process. It emphasizes non-adversarial problem-solving options, rather than formal, rights-based options.
Penn State Postdoctoral Society Resources
Extensive list of resources for postdocs