Improving the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences experience.

  • PSU EMS Student Council


    Wednesday, September 14th 2016

    Combined Meeting (Student Council and THON)

    Come hear about Canning and Chairpersons!


    We're looking forward to a great fall semester with you. Come to our meetings every Wednesday at 6pm to get involved in our council!


    The Penn State Earth and Mineral Sciences Student Council exists to facilitate friendly interactions among students, faculty, staff, and alumni in our college. Through professional functions, social events, and volunteer opportunities, and regular meetings, we promote a small college experience unlike any other on campus.

     We are proud to welcome more than a hundred students at our biweekly meetings, and we'd love to have you join us too! Click here to get in on the fun.

    Have a ball.

    IM Fields, IM Building, Rec Hall


    The council shows its competitive side with IM sports teams. This year we have participated with teams for soccer, flag football, basketball, and volleyball.



    Our IM Sports chairs are Trevor Heyl and Liam Golfin!

    One College. One Love. One Fight.

    Bryce Jordan Center


    EMS THON is motivated to fundraise relentlessly and honorably, while remembering that THON is truly about helping the families whose lives have been affected by pediatric cancer. We have been fortunate to be paired with three amazing ones: the Brewers, the Hollingers, and the Woods. Learn more here.



    We THON so that one day no family will have to hear the words "Your child has cancer." One day we will dance in celebration, but until then we dance for a cure.

    Hello, college.

    Raystown Lake


    Total Orientation to Earth and Mineral Sciences is a summer program offered for incoming freshmen in the college. Members of the council volunteer to welcome, move in, and mentor the new first years during the week before classes start in August. Check out some pictures from the week!


    Casino Night

    Gamble the night away—fake money included.

    The Penn Stater Hotel


    Every year the council hosts a formal night for psu students, faculty, and friends to dine, dance, and win prizes! Held on January 23, 2015, this year's Casino Night had a James Bond theme. Check out some pictures from the night!


    psu ems student council emex

    Explore your world!

    Deike Building


    The Earth and Mineral Sciences Exposition is the college's annual open house. High school, transfer, and current students who are considering an EMS major are invited to attend.Check out some pictures from EMEX 2016!



    Faculty, staff, students and alumni are available to answer questions about EMS majors, curriculum requirements, career opportunities, student life, and more special features of the college! Check out the video here.


    EMEX has college tours, demonstrations, overnight stays for accepted students, and speakers. Please join us April 2, 2016 to learn how EMS can broaden your horizons! Learn more here.

    Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

    Multi-Sport Complex Track


    Each year we join Penn State and the greater State College area to take on Relay for Life's 24 hour walk to promote awareness for the American Cancer Society. Our council raises money by coming together as a team, soliciting donations, and hosting fundraising events throughout the year to benefit the American Cancer Society. This year we contributed more than $3,000 For The Cure!




    More Projects

    Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!

    State College and beyond


    We put on many more projects and events during the year. The list includes an EMS Involvement Fair, homecoming celebration, Mr. EMS pageant, tailgate, hayride, blood drive, breakfasts with the deans, lunches with staff, a Mt. Nittany hike, end of year picnic, and other opportunities.



    And we're always looking for more to do! If you want to start a project with us, get in touch or bring it up at a meeting. We want to hear your ideas.


    Jenna Bishop


    Jenna is a rising senior majoring in Environmental Systems Engineering. As President she is responsible for the overall growth and direction of the council, leads meetings, and oversees the EMEX committee.


    Talk to Jenna

    Vivek Thomas

    Vice President

    VT is a rising senior majoring in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. As Vice President he facilitates events with faculty and alumni, liaises with EMS THON, and oversees the Relay for Life committee.



    Talk to VT

    Jenna Hakun


    Jenna is a rising junior majoring in Energy Engineering. As treasurer she manages the council's money, sells merchandise, and oversees the fundraising chairperson and Casino Night committee.


    Talk to Jenna

    Vivian Rennie


    Vivian is a rising sophomore majoring in Meteorology. As secretary she records attendance and meeting minutes, communicates the council's projects to the college, and oversees the historians and webmaster. 


    Talk to Vivian

    David Chae

    Director of Activities

    David is a rising junior majoring in Energy Engineering. As director of activities he organizes social events for the council, leads icebreakers at meetings, and oversees the service and intramural sports committees.


    Talk to David

    Linda Spangler


    Linda is an administrative assistant for the associate dean. As advisor to the council she coordinates faculty and staff involvement, reports on the council's connection with the college, and oversees financing from the college.


    Talk to Linda!


    Check out our merchandise catalog below! Our Treasurer Jenna Hakun handles all merchandise sales. See the instructions below for Online Purchases!

    NOTE: We can only accept check and money orders. Checks can be made out to "Earth and Mineral Sciences Student Council".


    Stay up to date with our social media. Questions? Feel free to email us.




    Check here to learn about EMS Student Council upcoming events. Here's the link for our Facebook events.