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 opens mapping course on FutureLearn MOOC platform
05/02/2017

Penn State's massive open online course "Maps and the Geospatial Revolution" will open May 8 on FutureLearn, the United Kingdom's leading MOOC platform.


Student organization continues commitment to environment through lake cleanup
04/28/2017

Eleven members of Penn State's Positive Energy student group cleaned up several acres of Canonsburg Lake in southwestern Pennsylvania, in a partnership with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Cares program.


Photo Story: Offering solutions at the Engineering Design Showcase
04/28/2017

Penn State engineering seniors' capstone projects presented solutions to real-world problems at the recent Engineering Design Showcase.


Students install solar array in low-income community in Honduras
04/28/2017

Thirteen Penn State students in the colleges of Earth and Mineral Sciences and Engineering joined a team of partners to build a solar array in a low-income village in Roatan, Honduras, in March.


Presidential Leadership Academy selects 2017 class
04/27/2017

The Presidential Leadership Academy's new class of 30 students represents 11 of Penn State's academic colleges.


Measuring 'rhythms of Penn State' gives students preview of earthquake science
04/26/2017

A simple electronic device found in nearly every smartphone today is helping students learn about the science of earthquakes in one general education geosciences course, GEOSC 109, Earthquakes and Society. Taught by Charles Ammon, professor of geosciences, the course was designed to give students insight into how geoscientists understand earthquakes -- and, more generally, what's involved in conducting science.


Recent Penn State graduates earn wings in airborne research project
04/26/2017

Two recent Penn State graduates are taking part in the $30 million, NASA-funded Atmospheric Carbon and Transport-America. The project is led by Penn State professor Ken Davis.


Kirchner, Taylor named marshals for College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
04/25/2017

Nicole Kirchner, of Birchrunville, Pennsylvania, and Jennifer Taylor, of Erie, Pennsylvania, have been named student marshals for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' spring 2017 commencement. The ceremony will be held April 5 at Pegula Ice Arena on Penn State's University Park campus.


Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers
04/24/2017

This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master's, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State's 24 locations.


Professor invited to discuss combating climate change at national TED talk
04/24/2017

David Titley, professor of international affairs and of practice in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State, will discuss the role the military could play in combating climate change during the TED 2017 conference. Titley will join seven other speakers from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. April 26 for Session 6: Planet, Protection, hosted by Chris Anderson, the owner of TED, a nonprofit organization that provides idea-based talks.


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