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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 College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) celebrated exceptional students and faculty for their academic excellence, service and leadership during its annual Wilson Awards Banquet held Sunday, April 15. The awards banquet is the college's annual celebration of faculty and student accomplishments and is named in honor of Matthew and Anne Wilson, major benefactors of the college.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), in keeping with its roots, is rolling out the green carpet for those interested in celebrating the planet with various Earth Day events this Sunday, April 22.
Four enterprising Penn State students are determined to further merge meteorologists with industry by delivering critical weather information to decision makers using advanced visualization techniques.
Each year, Penn State honors several students for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2018 student award recipients exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn State students, reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.
As a first-year student, Mensch was confident that she wanted to advocate for a cause. She decided to attend the night-time Luminaria Ceremony at Relay For Life. At the ceremony, luminaria bags line the walkways lit with candles, honoring those who have suffered or are suffering from cancer. She had her "this is it" moment and decided to get involved. Gradually, she assumed more leadership and held positions like the EMS Relay For Life chairperson, Greek recruitment overall, ultimately becoming the executive director in her senior year.
Students can learn about minerals, crystals, gems, fossils and Earth sciences at the annual Minerals Junior Education Day. The educational program, co-sponsored by Penn State's College of Earth and Minerals Sciences' Museum and Art Gallery, is designed to encourage the interest of students in grades one through eight in the Earth sciences.
When she was 7 years old, Trinidad and Tobago native Safiya Alpheus searched for fossils in her backyard, starting her passion for geology, which solidified in high school. Her love of rocks led her to Penn State to study geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
Students gain engaged scholarship through Parks and People: Conservation of Nature in Community, a Penn State study abroad service learning and research program that allows students to study the relationship between local communities and their environment.