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.
Blue-White Weekend attendees and the general public are invited to the Penn State Blue-White Science Expo, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the HUB. The expo offers the community a chance to show their support for research while learning about the newest work from 17 of Penn State's research faculty. A complete schedule and registration form for tickets is available at http://research.psu.edu/expo.
The new WPSU documentary "Managing Risk in a Changing Climate" will premiere during Earth Week at 7 p.m. April 18 followed by a panel discussion at the State Theatre in downtown State College.
Explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, a performance by the University's oldest a cappella group and Ludacris' Penn State Behrend concert highlight events happening April 7-13.
Meg Wieger is earning a college degree and beginning a career in the renewable energy industry. Recently, she visited Ireland to fulfill the study abroad component to her energy and sustainability policy major at Penn State's World Campus.
The Multicultural Resource Center will host its 26th annual Senior Awards and Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, in Robb Hall in the Hintz Family Alumni Center. The reception is a chance to honor faculty, staff and graduating seniors who have done a phenomenal job at promoting diversity and multiculturalism on campus.
Jenna Bishop, a senior majoring in environmental systems engineering, has taken advantage of several opportunities as an undergraduate. From serving as president of the EMS Student Council, to playing the role of captain for Relay For Life, to dancing for THON, a student run philanthropy at Penn State, Bishop has no shortage of memorable moments. However, she says one of her proudest moments was publishing research as an undergraduate.
"I've talked to people who are optimistic about sustainability and others who are pessimistic. The question isn't whether the glass is half full or half empty because, in the end, the glass will always be half empty when you're thirsty," said Bharadwaj, an energy engineering student in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
One of Casey Lehecka's biggest goals before graduating was to get a job as a broadcast meteorologist. Now, with graduation still a few months away, she has already worked as a broadcast meteorologist at WJAC, an NBC affiliate in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for three months.
he Penn State Student Association of Environmental Science and Engineering (SAESE) will hold the 20th annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium (ECMSS) from 5-9 p.m. on April 21 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on April 22 in the Forest Resources Building. Abstract submission deadline is March 24.
The summer of 2017 will see an expansion of the Student Transitional Experiences Program (STEP), an optional summer program designed for students making the junior-year transition to University Park from another Penn State campus.