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.

Millennium Scholars Program, philanthropy support student success in STEM
03/12/2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Ana De La Fuente Duran has long hoped to follow her love for science to graduate school. With the support of the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program, the Penn State junior is on her way toward earning her advanced degree.


Penn State to host Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Contest
03/12/2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State will host the 2019 Eastern SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration) Spring Collegiate Mine Rescue Contest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the Penn State Snider Agricultural Arena.


Students showcase science communication skills at 7th Annual Poster Exhibition
02/26/2019

"Just how small is this?" was just one of a myriad of questions Natalie Cummings, a sophomore in materials science and engineering at Penn State, had to field from competition judges and other passersby during her research presentation at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences 7th Annual Undergraduate Poster Exhibition.


African-American students to present research at University Park symposium
02/19/2019

frican-American undergraduate and graduate students at Penn State who previously have presented research posters at symposiums will present their posters at a Research Symposium and Reception hosted by the Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) in honor of Black History Month.


Passion and commitment drive EMS Benefiting THON
02/13/2019

After a campus tour, Mackenzie Williams walked into the Bryce Jordan Center on a whim and was awestruck at the sight of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, a 46-hour dance marathon known as THON.


Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis: EMS undergraduates take on tectonics
01/25/2019

Penn State undergraduate students visited Crater Lake and other locations throughout the Pacific Northwest as part of a three-semester research course sponsored by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Center for Advanced Undergraduate Study and Experience (CAUSE).


Schreyer Honors College adds four to distinguished faculty program
01/21/2019

Four Penn State faculty members have been accepted into the Schreyer Honors College Distinguished Honors Faculty Program (DHFP) for the 2019-21 academic term.


EMS Gala tickets on sale for students, faculty, staff through Wednesday
01/21/2019

Tickets are still on sale for the EMS Gala, a formal event sponsored by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' (EMS) undergraduate student council for its students, faculty and staff, through Wednesday, Jan. 23.


The next generation: Students learn about opportunities for women in geosciences
01/08/2019

Dozens of middle and high school students from across Pennsylvania recently spent a day at the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery at Penn State learning about women in geosciences.


Gallery: The Bearded Lady Project
01/08/2019

Middle and high school students recently toured the Bearded Lady Project exhibit in the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery. View gallery.


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