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.

Alumnus' research on 2D materials published in Springer Theses book series

A Penn State graduate's doctoral research on two-dimensional (2D) materials soon may help students build a better understanding of the field.

Students display projects at the Capstone Design Project Showcase

Students, including two teams advised by Allen Kimel, associate teaching professor of materials science and engineering, displayed their capstone design projects at the College of Engineering's spring 2019 Capstone Design Project Showcase.

Past, present and future of Online Geospatial Education at Penn State celebrated

Here is something to think about: Some of Penn State's current Department of Geography students weren't even born when Online Geospatial Education at Penn State offered its first class. 

New club, Women in Materials Science, strengthens ties among women in STEM

When Penn State student Ana Isabel de la Fuente Duran's fellowship led her to tackle materials science research problems at another university last summer, she stumbled upon an entirely different problem to solve.

Meteorology and atmospheric science students raise money for storm victims

Penn State student Kristina Salvatore spends much of her time thinking about weather events, including severe storms that impact people around the world. After hurricane season this year, Salvatore, a senior in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, wondered what she could do to help those affected by these storms.

New research shows promise for success of underrepresented scholars in STEM

With the goal of preparing scholars from underrepresented groups to succeed in graduate and professional programs, Penn State, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) partnered to develop undergraduate programs aimed at increasing retention and academic performance of historically racially underrepresented undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.  

Murdzek, Hakimi named marshals for College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Shawn Murdzek is the spring 2019 College of Earth and Mineral Sciences student marshal, the top graduate overall, and Muhamad S. Hakimi is the college's engineering honor marshal, the top graduate from an engineering discipline.

Mining engineering students learn valuable skills through mine rescue contest

On March 30, Penn State hosted the SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration) Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue contest. Teams from Penn State, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, West Virginia University, and the University of Kentucky competed throughout the morning in mock mine-hazard scenarios.

Erickson Discovery Grant opens doors for senior in geosciences

As Catherine Hanagan trekked across the rugged landscape of Iceland, lava rock crunching under her feet with each step, one thought constantly ran through her mind.

Geography student receives Ashok K. Moza Foundation Scholarship

Nicholas Lacey stepped out of the helicopter and into a crowd of people who gathered in anticipation.

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