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.

National Academy of Engineering's Alton Romig to give EMS commencement address
04/21/2017

Alton D. Romig Jr., executive officer of the National Academy of Engineering, will deliver the address for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) baccalaureate degree commencement ceremony, to be held at 8 p.m. May 5 in Pegula Ice Arena on Penn State's University Park campus.


Office for General Education announces Integrative Studies Seed Grant awards
04/20/2017

The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.


Global Programs announces 2017 Travel Grants awards
04/19/2017

Spring 2017 produced a record-breaking number of applications for Global Programs Travel Grants.


McNair Scholar researches sustainability abroad, inspires children locally
04/19/2017

Amina Grant has spent much of her time as a Penn State undergraduate studying sustainability in the U.S., Jamaica and Peru, and using that research to make a positive impact on communities. And, other times, she has made a difference just by dressing as a superhero.


College of Engineering Research Symposium winners announced
04/14/2017

The Engineering Graduate Student Council has announced the winners of the 14th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium, held on Tuesday, April 4, at the Nittany Lion Inn.


Additive manufacturing and design master’s degrees to be offered in fall 2017
04/14/2017

In response to increased industry demand for experts in the growing field of additive manufacturing, Penn State will offer residential and online master's degrees in additive manufacturing and design beginning in fall 2017.


New Zealand trip offers different perspective on renewable energy practices
04/14/2017

Ten Penn State students taking a special three-credit course offered by Derek Elsworth, professor of energy and geo-environmental engineering, spent spring break touring the iconic landscape of New Zealand while surveying measures it has taken to power itself using about 80 percent renewable energy.


Robert Crane named associate vice provost for Global Programs
04/14/2017

After a national search for an associate vice provost for Global Programs, Robert G. Crane, director of Strategic Initiatives within Global Programs at Penn State, has been named to the post.


Institute for CyberScience announces 2017 ICS Seed Grant recipients
04/12/2017

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) has announced that 20 Penn State faculty are recipients of 2017 ICS Seed Grant Program awards. The awards, ranging from $4,000 to $25,000, support researchers doing innovative interdisciplinary research, laying the groundwork needed to apply for large external funding awards.


Three materials professors awarded NSF Early Career Awards
04/10/2017

When a faculty member is granted an Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation, it's an honor for their career and department. But, when three members earn that distinction, as faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering did this year, it's three times the accolades for the department.


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