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.

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences names fall 2017 student marshal
12/12/2017

Varumporn Pimsen has been named the student marshal for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' fall 2017 commencement ceremony. She will lead the college's procession of graduates during the Penn State undergraduate commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.


Students aim to reimagine transportation through electric bike social enterprise
12/06/2017

A group of Penn State students is getting charged up by Project BYOB, or "Bring Your Own Bike," a student-driven initiative that is working to create an environmentally friendly transportation system by converting standard bicycles to electric.


Enrique Perez - Why I Give Back
11/14/2017

Penn State geosciences alumnus Enrique Perez received tremendous financial support and advice throughout his life, which paved the way for career success. Now, he's giving back in many ways to provide similar opportunities to other students. 


Exploring the future: Scholar proud to represent research during Homecoming week
11/09/2017

Hannah Pohlmann has an interest in developing new projects and helping to promote Penn State's reputation as a world-class research university.


Petroleum engineering club wins second straight outstanding chapter award
11/08/2017

For the second year in a row, the Penn State chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers won the Outstanding Chapter Award at the 93rd Annual Technical Conference Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.


Students navigate real-time coastal hazards in World Campus course
11/07/2017

As regions across the Atlantic Ocean were bracing for a recent string of hurricanes, real-time lessons were being explored around the globe in a class taught through Penn State World Campus in partnership with the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' John A. Dutton e-Education Institute.


Penn State student chases childhood dream with TV internship
11/06/2017

Robert Johnson, a Penn State junior majoring in meteorology and atmospheric science and journalism, completed a summer internship with FOX 29 in Philadelphia, allowing him the opportunity to shadow meteorologist Kathy Orr, who was his favorite meteorologist when he was growing up.


Millennium Scholars: Helping Increase Diversity in STEM Fields
11/06/2017

Penn State's Millennium Scholars program was designed to increase diversity in STEM fields. The highly selective program provides training to high-achieving, high-performing undergraduate students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. and who have committed to increasing diversity throughout their careers.


Penn State at the Navy Yard energy program provides hands-on learning experience
11/02/2017

As part of the Energy Innovation Leadership Experience program, students from Penn State, San Jose State, Texas A&M, the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova were provided with hands-on learning experiences and internship opportunities with leaders in the sustainability industry.


Student gets inside view of geosciences as Badlands National Park intern
10/25/2017

When looking for a summer internship, Maggie Kuzemchak searched for a program that would allow her to combine her desire to travel with her academic interests in Earth science. It was for these reasons that she decided to apply to the Geoscientists in the Parks program 


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