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.

Academic excellence, service, and leadership of EMS faculty, students celebrated
04/19/2018

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.


Ask a Scientist, visual displays, educational trails set for Earth Day event
04/19/2018

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. 


Stay ahead of frost with new prediction tools developed by Penn State students
04/18/2018

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. 


WE ARE for Science takes advocacy message to Washington, D.C.
04/12/2018

Members of the science advocacy group WE ARE for Science have organized a bus trip to the March for Science in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 14.


2018 Penn State student award recipients announced
04/11/2018

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.


Student shapes research, art experience through glass-blowing studio
04/10/2018

Students and faculty in Penn State's Material Sciences and Engineering Department can take the heat when the furnaces are blazing in Penn State's glass-blowing studio.


Penn State Relay For Life executive director plans on lifelong cancer advocacy
04/03/2018

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.


Annual Minerals Junior Education Day set for April 7
04/02/2018

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.


Passion for rocks takes student from Trinidad to Penn State to South Africa
03/28/2018

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 achieve personal, professional growth through study abroad in Tanzania
02/28/2018

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.


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