- New Graduate Student Orientation
On Wednesday, August 16, the Graduate School will sponsor a half-day orientation session for all new graduate students, including new international graduate students. This half-day session will be held at the Bryce Jordan Center from 1 to 5 p.m. and is followed by the annual Graduate School Reception at 5 p.m.
- Graduate Student Profile: James Fraser
For James Fraser, a Ph.D. student in the intercollege molecular, cellular, and integrative biosciences program, studying red blood cell generation is a cause that he can personally understand. That is because he has hemophilia, a bleeding disorder where blood does not clot normally, and understanding blood and the underlying complex roles physiology plays in the blood is important to him.
- Penn State graduate student selected for NASA astronaut program
Zena Cardman, a doctoral student in geosciences, was named to NASA's 2017 astronaut class on June 7. Cardman and the others are now considered astronaut candidates and will start a two-year training program in August before they can become full astronauts and qualify for spaceflight missions.
- Penn State continues to perform well in U.S. News graduate school rankings
Penn State’s graduate school programs continue to perform well in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, the latest of which were announced March 14.