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New Graduate Student Orientation
New Graduate Student Orientation

New graduate students received a warm welcome to the Penn State community from Dr. Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost, and Dr. Regina Vasilatos-Younken, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School, during the 2015 New Graduate Student Orientation, August 19, in Eisenhower Auditorium. Jones and Vasilatos-Younken greeted an audience of nearly 900 graduate students with words of encouragement and inspiring overviews of the vibrant learning community that defines Penn State, citing an array of “markers of excellence” that distinguish graduate education at the University.

Workshops on Grant Writing
Workshops on Grant Writing

Registration is open for the series of grant-writing workshops hosted by the Graduate School. The workshops are intended for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and will be held throughout the fall semester. Registration is required for all workshops and will close one week prior to the date of each workshop.

Penn State STEM Fall Open House
The Pennsylvania State University STEM Fall Open House

The Penn State Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fall Open House will be held October 15-18, 2015. The program is designed for underrepresented junior and senior undergraduates who have strong academic records and are interested in applying for graduate programs at Penn State.


A Penn State aerospace engineering student examines the prototype autopilot system on a small quadrotor.


Penn State programs rise in 2016 'Best Graduate Schools'

Penn State's Smeal College of Business and College of Nursing have substantially improved their standings in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate programs...

The Nittany Lion Shrine


National Rankings

Sixty-five Penn State programs were ranked in the most recent NRC Assessment of Research Doctorate...

STEM graduate student in lab


NSF funds a unique program to train graduate STEM students

A curriculum in density-functional theory (DFT) for...


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