As a child, Courtney Mensch felt an overwhelming urge to give money to the homeless people on the streets of New York City. Her mother reminded her that it wasn’t possible to give money to everyone, so she tried to give flowers to as many homeless people as she could, delighted when she could bring a smile their faces. Mensch, a senior materials science and engineering major in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), hasn’t stopped spreading smiles since then.
Five graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) received honors in the 33rd annual Research Exhibition, hosted by The Graduate School at Penn State. Preeya Kuray, materials science and engineering, and Devesh Kumar, energy and mineral engineering, received second- and third-place honors, respectively, in the Engineering category. The event was held March 23 and 25 on Penn State's University Park campus.
Students and faculty in Penn State’s Material Sciences and Engineering Department (MatSE) can take the heat when the furnaces are blazing in Penn State’s glass-blowing studio. MatSE offers unique experiences for its students and MatSE junior Briana Bennett is among one of those students getting a special hands-on experience in the studio.
Each year, Penn State honors several students for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2018 student award recipients exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn State students, reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service. -- Astronaut Scholarship Foundation recipients: Hannah Pohlmann
Hundreds of students and judges bustled about in the HUB-Robeson Center Wednesday evening for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Exhibition on the University Park campus of Penn State. From musical presentations in the Flex Theater to posters in Alumni and Heritage halls, the University's best were promoting the fruits of their academic and artistic pursuits.
Imagine being surrounded by complex equations and diagrams in the dead of night, preparing for your thermodynamics exam tomorrow. You had a project due the previous day and you just returned from a research conference in a different corner of the country. Overwhelming, isn’t it? Not for this group of six female materials science and engineering students.
A total of 139 capstone design projects, intended to solve real-world challenges posed by industry sponsors and other clients, were judged by a panel of industry experts, comprised of current and past sponsors as well as members of the Learning Factory Industry Advisory Board. Second place for best project went to: “Personal protection equipment (rubber gloves) used in electric industry” for FirstEnergy by Khalid Aldossary, Rashid Al-Saadi, Robert Haldeman, Shakthi Suresh and Jiapeng Xiong, advised by Allen Kimel, associate teaching professor of materials science and engineering