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.
For Zongjun Li, a junior majoring in geography at Penn State, the chance to explore real-life opportunities with his degree is what drives him as an undergraduate student.
When Lynn and Butch Brewer received the application in 2004 to become a Four Diamonds family they admitted they didn't know exactly what it would mean for them. It wasn't until two years later, when their son Troy lost his battle with cancer after first going through remission, that they surveyed the hundreds of Penn State students who came to his funeral and it became clear.
Penn State was well represented in the annual Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts competition as a television news magazine special, a television news anchor, a weathercaster, a narrative video and a short form documentary were recognized.
It's as if everything Amanda Berta touches turns to gold. Last year, the senior majoring in energy engineering in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) won an NCAA title with the Penn State women's soccer team. Then, seeking more time on the field, she switched to rugby. The result? Another national title.
Emma Vetland comes from a long line of nautical experts, but she's charting a different course for her future. The Penn State senior majoring in materials science and engineering became the first member of her family to go to college rather than continuing her family's generations-long path as tugboat operators on the Hudson River.
Annie Tamalavage and Marla Korpar, both 2013 EMS graduates, were among a handful of judges who returned to Penn State's University Park campus to serve as judges for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' (EMS) Undergraduate Poster Exhibition.
The world-famous weather predictor Punxsutawney Phil made a special appearance at Penn State's Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science on the afternoon of Jan. 17.
Adam Phoebe, a 2012 Penn State energy engineering graduate, is director of global operations for the Global Renewable Energy Education Network or GREEN program, a position he obtained after first becoming a student ambassador for the program.
Because inclement weather may cause travel issues for those seeking to attend this weekend's commencement exercises at the University Park campus, Penn State will be live streaming the ceremonies.
Picturesque Iceland, the least populated nation in Europe, is home to glaciers, volcanoes and a unique ability to harness the renewable energy that lies beneath the Earth's surface. It's also a place for Penn State students to see classroom lessons and their career ambitions brought to life. This past summer, with the help of a scholarship from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), EMS students toured the country as part of the Global Renewable Energy Education Network, or GREEN, program's Iceland trip.