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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.
The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) will host its annual research showcase from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April. 27, in the HUB-Robeson Center on the Penn State University Park campus.
Penn State has nominated juniors Ellie Kim and Zachary Trdinich for the 2022 Astronaut Scholarship, which awards $15,000 to undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields who intend to pursue a career in research.
Andrew Curtis, professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, will discuss his work responding to the pandemic and how his earlier work during Hurricane Katrina informed his approach to COVID-19, during a talk at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 15.
In the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Engineering Programs rankings released March 29, engineering at Penn State University Park ranked No. 32 overall, advancing one place from last year's report, and No. 18 among public institutions.
A panel discussion, "Climate Change: Our Response as Artists," will feature artists from Small Island Big Song to discuss the impacts of climate change and explore how art can influence our relationship with the environment.
Lauren McPhillips, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State, will provide insights into the effectiveness of green infrastructure solutions in New York and Pennsylvania during a talk at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1.
Adam Sobel, professor of applied physics and applied mathematics, and of Earth and environmental science at Columbia University, will discuss the responsibility of climate scientists during EarthTalks at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 28.
Stephanie Pincetl, professor and founding director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, will discuss just transitions to renewable energy sources at the annual E. Willard Miller Endowed Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, March 25.
Catherine Kling, Tisch University Professor and director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University, will present a new model of nutrient pollution assessment that considers its social costs and could reshape the way the U.S. handles water quality issues.
Sylvia Neely, co-leader of State College's chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby, will discuss options for pricing carbon, why a carbon fee and dividend policy would be effective, and the political and foreign policy implications in a talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 21.