The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has a rich history dating back more than a century, from its original focus on mining engineering, to today's interdisciplinary focus on earth, energy, and materials sciences and engineering. The college was formed in 1896, and we are celebrating the college’s 125th anniversary with ongoing programming throughout the year.
As part of the festivities, MatSE will host the 125th EMS Anniversary – Steidle Café during the spring and fall semesters. A MatSE staff member, a MatSE faculty member, and a MatSE graduate student present information about their personal and professional background. In honor of the college’s anniversary, alumni are also being invited to present. Tim Hsu, Ph.D. ‘91g president of Polymics, Ltd. presented in February, and Amit Das, Ph.D. ‘85 ‘88g director of new product development at State of the Art, Inc. presented in April.
Also in April, MatSE hosted the symposium, “Reflections and Future Perspectives of Polymer Science,” which featured an interdisciplinary group of speakers and experts reflecting on both the past and future of polymer science as part of the 125th EMS Anniversary.
Plans for fall events are continuing to be announced with the pinnacle of the celebration scheduled for October 2021. Learn more about the 125th EMS Anniversary celebration at https://www.ems.psu.edu/125Anniversary.