Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the Department of Geography did not gather in Walker Building on the final day of spring semester 2020 classes. With students and faculty learning and teaching remotely and all University events cancelled through June 19, the Recognition Reception, the department’s annual event to recognize the accomplishments and contributions made throughout the year by Penn State geographers, was shifted to a virtual mode.
A website, sites.psu.edu/geogrecrec20/, showcases graduating students and awards for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. Student organizations and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Connection participants are also acknowledged.
This issue of GEOGRAPH features profiles of students and faculty who received awards this year.