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New Graduate Student Orientation
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.

Penn State graduate student selected for NASA astronaut program
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.

Graduate School Alumni Society Early Career Award
Penn State Graduate School alumna recognized for early career achievements

Penn State Graduate School alumnus Matthew S. Hall received the Graduate School Alumni Society (GSAS) Early Career Award on March 25 at the annual GSAS recognition dinner. This award was established to recognize alumni who have demonstrated exceptional success in their chosen field within the first 10 years after obtaining their graduate degree. 

Doctoral Alumni Recognition Ceremony
Doctoral Alumni Recognition Ceremony

The Wall of Honor Ceremony recognizes the professional achievements of alumni who received their doctorate 10, 25 and 50 years ago. The Wall of Honor, located in the lobby of Kern Graduate Building, is updated annually with the names of alumni who received their doctorate 50 years ago. At present, the Wall of Honor displays the names of more than 3,000 alumni.

Penn State continues to perform well in U.S. News graduate school rankings
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.

The Graduate School in the News
July 25, 2017
Engineering faculty and students participate in Design Thinking Week in Germany
Three representatives from the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Program’s (SEDTAPP) Engineering Design graduate program recently took their design expertise abroad for Design Thinking Week.
July 21, 2017
Aerospace engineering graduate student receives NDSEG Fellowship
Belen Veras-Alba, doctoral student in the Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, recently received a 2017 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.
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