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.

Adult learner fulfills lifelong goal, shares experiences through online program
06/13/2017

Christine Stallard, an adult learner in her 60s, fulfilled a nearly four-decades-long dream of obtaining a bachelor's degree through the online Energy and Sustainability Policy program.


Gift to Penn State will support ongoing research in food safety, energy
05/24/2017

When it comes to global challenges, there are none more pressing to Penn State alumni Frank and Janet Glasgow Dudek than food safety and clean energy. They are passionate about finding solutions to those challenges, and that's why they are providing $50,000 to Penn State to lead the way.


Penn Staters' voices heard at science march in Washington, D.C.
05/18/2017

More than 130 members of the Penn State and State College communities traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to take part in the March for Science, a nonpartisan event organized to rally support for science.


Alumni mentoring program underscores dedication to improving student experiences
05/15/2017

Alumni of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences volunteer their time to benefit students in the college in the numerous ways, the newest of which is an alumni-student mentoring program.


Sixteen EMS students recognized for scholarship, global experience and service
05/11/2017

Sixteen students were inducted as laureates of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Academy for Global Experience (EMSAGE), which honors a select number of students in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences for their scholarship, service and global experiences.


Schreyer Honors College presents graduating scholars with awards
05/09/2017

The Schreyer Honors College distributed four annual senior awards to Scholars at a reception in the HUB-Robeson Center's Alumni Hall.


Army captain balanced military training, deployment while completing his degree
05/05/2017

Army Capt. Andy Duhon balanced his coursework with his military service and family as he earned his master's degree through Penn State World Campus.


Grads to share how Penn State World Campus helped lead them to new careers
05/04/2017

Christy Grim quit her job to take an internship she hoped would lead to a career in IT, and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Tom Fritz wanted to pursue his interest in sustainability. Both chose Penn State World Campus to learn the skills they needed to make career changes.


Hands-on project teaches students the challenges of measuring precipitation
05/03/2017

Do you ever wonder how much rain or snow falls during a storm? Measuring a storm's total precipitation is a very challenging task, and, each year, a group of meteorology students gets to learn just how many factors are involved through a hands-on project that lets them design and build their own rain gauges.


Movements of the body, movements of the Earth
05/03/2017

Jen Taylor discovered and cultivated two passions, international dance and Earth science, during her four years at Penn State.


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