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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.
The student committee of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Sustainability Council will host its first alumni panel discussion, “Be the Change,” from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb 6 in 603 Barron Innovation Hub.
Alex Hayes, associate professor of astronomy and director of the Spacecraft Planetary Image Facility at Cornell University, will review the current understanding and latest developments in the exploration of the ocean worlds Europa, Enceladus and Titan in his talk "Ocean worlds of the outer solar system: life as we know it or life as we don’t?" at 4 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 6.
Bo Zhao, an associate professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington, will give a talk at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, via Zoom.discussing his research that looks at GIS from a humanistic perspective, which offers a sincere quest to develop and use GIS in ways that will be more empathetic and better for humanity.
José Aponte an astrochemist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will discuss the abundance and molecular distribution of amino acids, and other biologically relevant molecules extracted from meteorites, in a talk titled "Organic Astrochemistry 101: Meteorites, Origins of Life, and Sample-Return Missions" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30.
Amanda Hendrix, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, will deliver the talk "Investigating Icy Worlds Using UV Spectroscopy" at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in 112 Walker Building on Penn State's University Park campus.
The 2022 Materials Day event, presented by the Materials Research Institute with the theme “Materials Impacting Society,” featured a look at what might be on the horizon as far as materials research with positive societal impact.
Given the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute's (EESI) history of understanding the Earth as a system, the spring 2023 EarthTalks speaker series is intended to provide a venue for the expansion of participants' horizons into the solar system.