Students in the News

Our students are go-getters, committed to improving themselves and the world around them. Learn about some of their research, study abroad, internships, and other activities that are supplementing their education and preparing them for life after graduation.

Drawdown Scholars returning to Penn State for international conference

Undergraduate students from across the country are returning to Penn State next week for the first international conference on the science of drawdown, the point at which greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begin to decline. 

New graduate, undergraduate student groups strive to increase museum involvement

Two new College of Earth and Mineral Science's (EMS) student groups were recently formed to strengthen the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery's connection to the college, the University and local communities.

Materials science and engineering major named an Astronaut Scholar

Katelyn Kirchner, a senior from Downingtown, earned a prestigious Astronaut Scholarship earlier this year.

Penn State to host 2019 Materials Science Undergraduate Education Conference

Penn State will host the 2019 Materials Science Undergraduate Education Conference to address the dramatic growth of undergraduate student enrollment in materials science and engineering programs and the impacts on all stakeholders.

Mining internship provides a deep learning experience for Penn State student

Penn State Brandywine student Samuel Dikeumunna spent 11 weeks this summer at the Turquoise Ridge/Twin Creeks gold mine operated by Nevada Gold Mines near Golconda, Nevada.

Engineering symposium highlights undergraduate research experiences

Undergraduate students from across Penn State and the world capped off their Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs with a research symposium on July 30. 

Air Force captain sees Penn State degree as pathway to working in GIS

Katherine Meckler, a captain in the United States Air Force, is working toward a master's degree in geographic information systems. 

'Weather World' broadcast now available for livestreaming

"Weather World," the Penn State Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science's weekday 15-minute weather broadcast, is now available for livestreaming.

Meteorology students win inaugural Max University Challenge

Matthew Hoenig, Michael Susko and Patrick Wright, rising seniors in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, won the first-ever Max University Challenge contest.

Materials science graduate student wins NSF fellowship to study microelectronics

Riccardo Torsi, a doctoral student studying materials science and engineering in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, received a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to investigate improving microelectronics. 

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