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Joining a student organization or club can help you make friends, develop leadership skills, find others with similar values and passions, and get involved in meaningful projects. Our clubs and organizations, teams, association and society student chapters, and honor fraternities and sororities range from department specific to cross-college groups offered by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

AADE Mission Statement

The purpose of the American Association of Drilling Engineers is to form a gateway between our members and the drilling engineering aspect of the petroleum and natural gas industry.

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Officers:

  • Reece de Wardener - President
  • Alex Fischer - Vice President
  • Ayomide Dixon - Treasurer
  • Mostafa Shabaka - Secretary
  •  Jonathan Rieco - Junior Class Representative
  • Cove Klaas-Bentley - Underclass Representative

Faculty Advisor

Amin Mehrabian, amin.mehrabian@psu.edu 

AADE Major Events in 2018-2019

  • Semi-annual tours of drilling rigs, completions sites, and production sites
  • Technical lectures given by various oil and gas industry professionals throughout the year
  • (4) Weekend-long technical electives that count for 1 credit and satisfying PNG E graduation requirements
  • Chapter luncheons where we meet professionals who work in the Appalachian Basin
  • 2019 National technical conference/exhibition being held in Denver, CO

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Organization Objectives

The Penn State American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a student chapter of the national ASES organization. Our mission is to advance all things solar at Penn State and around the community. Our parent organization is supported by more than 8,000 energy professionals and grassroots supporters. With the Penn State Chapter included, ASES has regional chapters in 40 states across the U.S.​

The need for renewable energy is clear. Fossil fuels are putting the U.S. economy and environment at risk. Energy costs are volatile. Pollution and climate change threaten our children’s future. Even the security of our nation is at risk as the U.S. continues to buy fuel from turbulent regions. The time for change is now.

Currently, we have approximately 20 undergraduate and graduate members enrolled in our chapter. We provide:

  • Mentoring of undergraduates
  • Solar skills training and hands on building on solar boxes
  • Technical solar information sessions 
  • Extracurricular involvement in the community
  • Trip to CA to other communities to install solar on low-income family homes

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Officers:

  • President: Aaron Miller 
  • Vice President: Richard White 
  • Project Manager: Shreya Manoj 
  • Secretary: Eva Wu
  • Treasurer: Ricky Wu
  • Media Director: Rawan Abu-Zaineh

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Jeffrey Brownson, jrb52@psu.edu

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American Solar Energy Society - Penn State Chapter

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Organization Objectives

  • To publicize Environmental Systems Engineering to industry, corporations, and the Penn State Community
  • To encourage student engagement in activities of SESE
  • To enhance professional development through industry and government speakers, field trips and tours, faculty/student interaction, and career development events
  • To inform undergraduate students about the purpose of an ENVSE degree

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Officers:

Faculty Advisor

William Groveswag10@psu.edu

Associated Links

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    Twitter: @PsuSese

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Organization Objectives

The purpose of this organization is to give students an understanding for the work of a mine rescue team by giving them practical experiences. The organization will also try to impart in students the responsibility that comes with being a member of a safety team that has the responsibility of possibly saving lives. Lastly, the club will teach proper safety steps to take in case of a mine emergency

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Officers:

  • President: Vanilo Antonio
  • Vice- President: Joelson Alves
  • Treasurer: Kevin Toe
  • Secretary: Savern Lau
  • Web Team Coordinator: Thomas Greene

Faculty Advisor

Sekhar Bhattacharyyasekhar.bh@psu.edu

Associated Links

Mine Rescue Team at Penn State

Organization Objectives

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is affiliated with the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering degree program in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Currently, we have approximately fifty undergraduate and graduate members enrolled in our chapter. We provide:

  • Mentoring of freshmen and sophomores
  • Leadership skills training
  • Help with resumes
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Qualified students who have been exposed to the society through our mentoring program to fill offices

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Officers:

  • President: Matthew Alexander Watson
  • Vice President: Philip Samuel Hettes
  • Program Chairperson: Trevor Heyl
  • Secretary: Charles Setia Nyempah
  • Treasurer: Steven Eric Langballe
  • Officer: Mr. Michael Brett Cronin
  • Officer: Muhamad Saiful Hakimi Bin Daud
  • Officer: Mr. Michael Brett Cronin
  • Officer: Robert Hilbig
  • Staff Liaison: Kelsi Huntsman
  • Staff Liaison: Erin O'Sullivan

Faculty Advisor

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