August 2016

EMS professors, couple to research Colombian shale through Fulbright awards

What are the odds that two Penn State professors married to each other are able to both receive Fulbright awards for consecutive semesters in the same country?

For Luis Ayala and Zuleima Karpyn, luck seemed to be on their side.

EMS Upward Bound Math and Science team wins more than just first place

Six weeks of hard work paid off for Miguel Santana and Cintia Vasquez, two high school students who participated in the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Summer Residential Program through the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS). They were awarded first place at the program’s awards ceremony, held Thursday, July 21, at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus. But the students achieved much more than just an award, like learning how to conduct research in a lab and deliver a presentation to their peers.

College marshal starts career before graduation with help from online degree

Choosing to finish a degree through Penn State World Campus was easy for Tip Stama, but he still faced hurdles during his educational journey. In August, after taking a hiatus from his studies, Stama will graduate with a 4.0 grade-point average and a bachelor of arts in energy and sustainability policy (ESP), an online College of Earth and Mineral Sciences program. He will represent his graduating class as college marshal and is the second ESP graduate selected for this honor.