Student shapes research, art experience through glass-blowing studio
04/10/2018

Students and faculty in Penn State's Material Sciences and Engineering Department can take the heat when the furnaces are blazing in Penn State's glass-blowing studio.


Penn State Relay For Life executive director plans on lifelong cancer advocacy
04/03/2018

As a first-year student, Mensch was confident that she wanted to advocate for a cause. She decided to attend the night-time Luminaria Ceremony at Relay For Life. At the ceremony, luminaria bags line the walkways lit with candles, honoring those who have suffered or are suffering from cancer. She had her "this is it" moment and decided to get involved. Gradually, she assumed more leadership and held positions like the EMS Relay For Life chairperson, Greek recruitment overall, ultimately becoming the executive director in her senior year.


Annual Minerals Junior Education Day set for April 7
04/02/2018

Students can learn about minerals, crystals, gems, fossils and Earth sciences at the annual Minerals Junior Education Day. The educational program, co-sponsored by Penn State's College of Earth and Minerals Sciences' Museum and Art Gallery, is designed to encourage the interest of students in grades one through eight in the Earth sciences.


Passion for rocks takes student from Trinidad to Penn State to South Africa
03/28/2018

When she was 7 years old, Trinidad and Tobago native Safiya Alpheus searched for fossils in her backyard, starting her passion for geology, which solidified in high school. Her love of rocks led her to Penn State to study geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.


Students achieve personal, professional growth through study abroad in Tanzania
02/28/2018

Students gain engaged scholarship through Parks and People: Conservation of Nature in Community, a Penn State study abroad service learning and research program that allows students to study the relationship between local communities and their environment.


Liberal Arts student has research paper accepted by international conferences
02/20/2018

Penn State Schreyer Scholar Doran Tucker will present his research on medieval armor at Western Michigan University and University of Leeds this spring and summer.


Seeing is believing: Iceland melts geosciences student’s preconceptions
02/15/2018

Zach Czuprynski visited Iceland through a study away program. As he toured the glaciers, he noticed changes in the environment that have given him a new career goal.


EMS students reflect on THON journey and leadership behind the scenes
02/13/2018

When five students met at a first-year student orientation, they did not know their friendships would build through college and positively impact the community. Dan Cooley, Cole Ensminger, Steven Langballe, Peter Scalia and Shannon Stellato began their journey as members of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Student Council Benefiting THON (EMS THON) and emerged as leaders to support fundraising to fight cancer.


Petroleum and natural gas student among elite leaders at global conference
01/22/2018

Being an elite student in an elite program at Penn State affords some elite opportunities. For Andrew Vislosky, a senior majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering at Penn State, it meant being one of eight students worldwide granted an all-expenses-paid trip to the Oil & Money Conference recently held in London.


Rome wins poster contest for Alaska research; library adds to prizes
01/22/2018

During a 2017 educational-based trip to Alaska that was focused on glacial systems, Courtney Rome began studying something that wasn't on the syllabus. Her curiosity resulted in an award-winning poster at the annual EMS Undergraduate Poster Exhibition.