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Awards and Announcements

  • Nathan Smith, a graduate student studying materials science and engineering, won third place in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' (EMS) Graduate Student Poster Competition on April 12 at Steidle Building on the University Park campus. For his poster, Smith researched electrorefining, a method of recycling using spent nuclear fuel.
    Date Posted: 06/09/17
    Jesse Westbrook June 7, 2017 [Read it on Penn State News] UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Graduate students Natalie Briggs, Joshua Woda and Nathan Smith received top recognition during the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ (EMS) Graduate Student Poster Competition on April 12 at Steidle Building on Penn State's...
  • Nathan Smith receiving the safety award
    Date Posted: 06/06/17
    Nathan Smith, graduate, is the current chair of the Lab Safety Managers and is constantly working toward a safer working environment. He publishes the Stall Wall Safety newsletter every month, takes charge of lab inspections and scheduled the safety moments at the beginning of the MatSE 590 seminars in the fall. He is always...
  • Graduate student Thomas Nigl and undergraduate student Nicole Kirchner
    Date Posted: 04/28/17
    Several Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) faculty and students were honored for their accomplishments in research, advising, mentoring, and teaching at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) 2017 Wilson Awards Banquet. This year’s MatSE recipients: Professor Clive Randall received the Paul F. Robertson Award...
  • Date Posted: 04/25/17
    April 24, 2017 [Read the article on Penn State News] UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Thirteen graduate students received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award, Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal, in recognition of their outstanding professional accomplishment and achievement in scholarly research in any of the...
  • Date Posted: 04/21/17
    Katy Gerace, undergraduate, Materials Science and Engineering (MATse), won first place in the Technology and Engineering oral presentation category at the 2017 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) held recently in Washington, D.C. The ERN Conference in STEM is...