Undergraduate Student News

Fall 2016 Hertz Graduate Fellowships

— posted on Sep 09, 2015 11:00 PM

The Hertz Foundation invites applications for Fall 2016 Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical, Biological, or Engineering Sciences. Application deadline: October 30, 2015.

Scientists Predict Increased Rain, Floods for Northeast

— posted on Aug 11, 2014 09:19 AM

Residents of New England and the Mid-Atlantic states will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in surface water pollution, are accurate.

Battle stations for an ice-free Arctic

— posted on Aug 11, 2014 09:20 AM

The summer seas around the North Pole could be ice-free in 15 years. Rear Admiral David Titley was given the task of working out what that meant for the US Navy. He talks with Elizabeth Finkel.

THON dancers and chairs featured on ABC World News

— posted on Mar 07, 2014 04:01 PM

Penn State's Water Polo team will be featured on ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer. Allison Lederer (senior Meteorology) and THON fundraising chair will be interviewed

Endowment established for weather analysis and forecasting

— posted on Nov 22, 2013 04:12 PM

A graduate of meteorology and his wife recently pledged $250,000 to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Meteorology to support faculty contributions to teaching, research and public service.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships (STEM)

— posted on Sep 23, 2013 10:33 AM

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, now offered in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and New Jersey, seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds into teaching in high–need secondary schools.

Meteorology student, Nick Rufo, and Penn State Brandywine professor solve astronomical mystery

— posted on Apr 04, 2013 01:35 PM

Rufo, who spent his first two years at the Brandywine campus and is now a meteorology major in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at University Park, worked closely with Lawlor to analyze data about Caffau’s Star. He was able to complete calculations using a computer code and produced all of the models that were compared to Caffau’s Star in the research process.

Sunny forecast: Meteorology scholar, Hailey Mitchell, predicts bright future

— posted on Jun 01, 2013 11:21 PM

And while her study abroad experiences have taken her around the globe, from Switzerland to South Africa, jet-setting isn't Hailey's favorite memory from her time at Penn State. "The memories that I have at 2 a.m. in the weather station, joking around with my colleagues – those have been the best times," Hailey said.

SMART Scholarship-for-service Program

— posted on Sep 09, 2015 10:57 PM

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics. 2015 Application Deadline: December 31, 2015.

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