• Tue, 09/13/2016 - 09:53

    Jonathan Mathews, associate professor of energy and mineral engineering and author/instructor for the online offering of EGEE 101, was named a 2016 Fellow by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ACS Fellows Program recognizes members for their outstanding contributions to science and the profession, and service to the ACS community. He was honored during the ACS National Meeting and Exposition, held Aug. 21-25 in Philadelphia.

  • Thu, 08/18/2016 - 09:22

    Kyung Kim, graduate assistant in the Dutton Institute, will be awarded the AECT 2016 Dean and Sybil McClusky Research Award! This prestigious award goes to the most outstanding doctoral research proposal in educational technology, as selected by a jury of researchers from the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Please join me in congratulating Kim!

  • Mon, 02/08/2016 - 14:53

    Mike Reichart is passionate about sustainability, and he is part of the first cohort of individuals worldwide to receive professional sustainability certification through the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP).

  • Wed, 12/16/2015 - 14:11

    A new online undergraduate certificate in Earth sustainability offered by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences through Penn State World Campus aims to provide people from many backgrounds with information to make environmentally sustainable decisions.

  • Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:01

    Angela Chang, a human rights advocate with Amnesty International and a student in the Penn State online master’s degree program in Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial Intelligence option, was the 2014 recipient of the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award. Chang was unable to attend the 2014 U.S.

  • Mon, 07/06/2015 - 16:24

    Thanks to the hard work of Steve Handwork, Donna Peuquet, Todd Bacastow, and many others, Penn State was named a Center of Excellence by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and US Geological Survey (USGS)! Todd Bacastow accepted the award on behalf of Penn State during the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Symposium in Washington, DC in June 2015.  The award was presented by Mr. Robert Cardillo, NGA Director.

  • Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:58

    Todd Bacastow, professor of practice, was featured in an article summarizing his work to investigate "how professionals learn new thinking styles to redefining the industry to educating about GEOINT at a global level through a massive, open online course (MOOC) — to advance the field as a whole." Read more at:

  • Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:00

    Lessons learned from teaching Anthony Robinson's Maps MOOC has been published in the Journal of Geography in Higher Education - see (Authors: Anthony C. Robinson, Joseph Kerski, Erin C. Long, Heng Luo, David DiBiase, & Angela Lee).

  • Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:59

    Vera Cole, lead faculty for the BA in Energy and Sustainability Policy program, was interviewed on NPR's Radio Times on March 27, 2015--"The Latest in Solar Energy Developments and Nationally and Locally." To hear the full interview, see

  • Mon, 01/05/2015 - 14:26

    Lori O’Neill, of Arlington, Virginia, lead the college’s procession of graduates at the December 20, 2014 commencement ceremony, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in energy and sustainability policy. She was the first World Campus student to serve as student marshal for the College of EMS, and she earned a 4.0 grade-point average.