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Graduate School Alumni Society Early Career Award

The Graduate School Alumni Society (GSAS) Early Career Award recognizes Penn State alumni who have demonstrated exceptional success in their chosen field within the first ten years after obtaining their graduate degree. This can be demonstrated in a number of ways. Examples include, but are not limited to, demonstrated leadership, substantive contributions in one's field, or national/international recognition for one's contributions.

2019 Early Career Award Recipient

Previous Early Career Award Recipients





Maria Emelianenko, Ph.D. '05, Mathematics

Bret D. Lehmer, Ph.D. '07, Astronomy and Astrophysics


Sindura B. Ganapathi, Ph.D. '10, Pharmacology

Yuebing Zheng, Ph.D. '10, Engineering Science and Mechanics


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