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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.
Penn State’s EnvironMentors program connects underrepresented high school students with undergraduate students and faculty to collaborate on impactful research and inspire interest in pursuing careers in STEM fields.
Nancy Chabot, planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, will deliver the talk "Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART): NASA’s First Planetary Defense Test Mission” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.
Katherine Freeman, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, will give an overview of the NASA's OSIRIS-Rex mission and the state-of-the-art methods Penn State brings to the mission in her talk "Preparing for the OSIRIS-REx Sample Return" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.
Luke Winand’s motivation to fight pediatric cancer stems from fourth grade when his classmate lost his battle with leukemia. Participating in Penn State THON was no question when he arrived at Penn State.
Colleen Reid, assistant professor of geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss how to better assess population exposure to wildfire smoke, how it impacts human health, and which communities are more affected by wildfire smoke during a Penn State Department of Geography Coffee Hour talk.
Steven Greybush, associate professor of meteorology at Penn State, will explore features of Martian weather from the perspective of spacecraft data, computer simulations and traveling weather systems that give rise to dust storms in his talk "Exploring Martian Atmosphere Weather with Spacecraft and Simulations” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13.
Michael Glass, director of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss how infrastructural futures are constructed, experienced and changed by the stakeholders that inhabit the region in a Penn State Department of Geography Coffee Hour talk titled “Seeing Equitable City-Region Futures? Negotiating The Epistemic Dimensions of Infrastructure Change in a Lagging Region.”
The spring 2023 Celebrating Women in Energy and Water Research seminar series continues Thursday, Feb. 9, with two seminars from Barbara Kutchko, a senior research scientist with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).