Allow me a moment to promote the crown jewel of the Graduate School’s annual events involving our students: our Graduate Exhibition. Scheduled this year for Friday, March 24, and Sunday, March 26, the Exhibition is a celebration of research and creative scholarship.
To the Penn State Graduate School Community, a very warm and welcome salutation as we kick off 2017! With the new year upon us, it’s a time to reflect back on the year that was, and more importantly, a time to focus on the year ahead.
As a first-year student at Penn State, O. Richard Bundy III fully expected that his undergraduate years would produce a degree in architectural engineering. While his career has been distinguished by the figurative building of bridges around the world, Bundy routinely relies on tools of the trade most commonly associated with the liberal arts education he ultimately received during his pursuit of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in History, conferred in 1993 and 1996, respectively.
Three Graduate School alumni and a current graduate student have been named William Penn Fellows by Governor Tom Wolf. The William Penn Fellowship, a two-year program focused on making Pennsylvania a better place to live, was established by Governor Wolf in summer 2016.
Penn State chemistry graduate student Julie Fenton has been selected to participate in the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, during which she will interact with Nobel Laureates at Lake Constance in Germany. She was chosen after a multi-stage competitive selection process among science scholars under the age of 35 at 155 scientific institutes, universities, foundations, and research-based companies worldwide. 400 young scientists from 76 countries were selected to attend the six-day meeting in June 2017, during which the students and Nobel Laureates will share their knowledge, ideas, and experience during meetings, lectures, discussions, master classes and panel discussions.