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Thursday, March 26th

Friday, March 27th

  • HUB Freeman Auditorium
    11:30 am

    Peter Capelotti, PSU - "From Kane to Peary: The Polar Explorers of Pennsylvania" - 11:30 a.m.

    Mark Ballora, PSU - Squirrel Rythms: Listening to Cycles in the Body Temperature of Arctic Squirrels" - 12:20 p.m.

    Joel Sartore, National Geographic Society - "Witnessing Change: Making Sense of Global Warming" - 12:45 p.m.

    Jaelyn Eberle, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History - "Life at the Top of the Greenhouse Eocene World" - 2:30 p.m.

    "Antarctica: A Year on Ice" film screening - 3:20-5:00 p.m.

  • 112 Walker Building
    04:00 pm

    Budhu Bhaduri, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    "Landscape Dynamics, Geographic Data and Scalable Computing: The Oak Ridge Experience"

Saturday, March 28th

  • Deike Building
    07:45 am

    EMEX - Open House for Students, Educators, Parents, and Curiosity Seekers to meet with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni to discuss majors and careers. There will be sessions on weather forecasting, natural disasters, fire ecology, and advanced materials & energy solutions for the future.

    For additional information, contact the Ryan Family Student Center at 814-863-2751 or visit

Monday, March 30th

  • 541 Deike Building
    02:30 pm

    Tieyuan Zhu, Jackson School of Geosciences

    "Using Seismic Attenuation for Better Subsurface Imaging and Monitoring of Sequestrated CO2"

VOICES of Our College:  Earth and Mineral Sciences
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences celebrates its rich heritage and tradition of excellence through sharing the spoken words of the people who have influenced our history. The compelling accounts of their experiences, hopes, and visions for our future demonstrate the power of stories to engage us and spur us to actively participate in shaping the next generation of our graduates. Be inspired and entertained as you listen to the stories of both past and present people of EMS! You'll find audio files and view photographs of current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. Discover how the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has built a community dedicated to teaching, research, and service, to industry and society.  <<Listen to the VOICES of EMS>>


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Penn State:  Inspiring Researchers
In research, small breakthroughs can make big impacts . . . impacts that can save lives.  Jim Adair and his team at Penn State are transforming the way we treat and detect cancer . . . <<VIEW VIDEO>>