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Tuesday, April 25th

Wednesday, April 26th

Thursday, April 27th

  • HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium
    08:30 am

    Nelson W. Taylor, Lecture in Materials - Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
    HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium @ 8:30 AM

    Allison Beese, Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University - 8:40 AM
     “Mechanics of Additively Manufactured Metallic Materials

    Michael Hickner, Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University – 9:25 AM
    “3D Printing of Functional Micro-Patterned Membranes for Water and Energy Applications”

    Reginald Hamilton, Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University – 10:10 AM
    “Additive Manufacturing as a Novel Fabrication Technology for NiTi Shape Memory Alloys”

    KeyNote Speaker – 11:00 AM - Jennifer Lewis, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
    “Printing Soft Matter in Three Dimensions”

  • 301 Steidle Building
    12:00 pm

    "Food for Thought: What do EMS Faculty Like Best About Canvas?"

    (bring your own lunch but cupcakes will be provided)

  • 117 EES Building
    02:00 pm

    Jorge Urrego-Blanco, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    "Studies of Ocean and Sea Ice Processes, and Uncertainty Quantification in Numerical Models of the Earth Climate System" 

Friday, April 28th

  • 25 Deike Building
    03:30 pm

    Chris House, Geosciences and PA Space Grant Consortium, Penn State University

    "Title to be Determined"

  • Kirchner, Taylor named marshals for College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
    Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:10
    Nicole Kirchner, of Birchrunville, Pennsylvania, and Jennifer Taylor, of Erie, Pennsylvania, have been named student marshals for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' spring 2017 commencement. The ceremony will be held April 5 at Pegula Ice Arena on Penn State's University Park campus.
  • Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers
    Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:39
    This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.
  • 13 graduate students receive the Alumni Association Dissertation Award
    Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:09
    Thirteen graduate students received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award, Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal, in recognition of their outstanding professional accomplishment and achievement in scholarly research in any of the disciplinary areas of fine arts and humanities; social sciences — applied and basic; physical and computational sciences — applied and basic; life and health sciences; and engineering. The graduate students were honored during the Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 18 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
  • Professor invited to discuss combating climate change at national TED talk
    Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:53
    David Titley, professor of international affairs and of practice in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State, will discuss the role the military could play in combating climate change during the TED 2017 conference. Titley will join seven other speakers from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. April 26 for Session 6: Planet, Protection, hosted by Chris Anderson, the owner of TED, a nonprofit organization that provides idea-based talks.
  • National Academy of Engineering's Alton Romig to give EMS commencement address
    Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:43
    Alton D. Romig Jr., executive officer of the National Academy of Engineering, will deliver the address for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) baccalaureate degree commencement ceremony, to be held at 8 p.m. May 5 in Pegula Ice Arena on Penn State’s University Park campus.
  • Office for General Education announces Integrative Studies Seed Grant awards
    Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:43
    The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.
  • Global Programs announces 2017 Travel Grants awards
    Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:54
    Spring 2017 produced a record-breaking number of applications for Global Programs Travel Grants.
  • McNair Scholar researches sustainability abroad, inspires children locally
    Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:05
    Amina Grant has spent much of her time as a Penn State undergraduate studying sustainability in the U.S., Jamaica and Peru, and using that research to make a positive impact on communities. And, other times, she has made a difference just by dressing as a superhero.
  • Five EMS graduate students win awards at annual Penn State Graduate Exhibition
    Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:31
    Five graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences were recognized for their research and presentation skills during the 32nd annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 24 and 26 on Penn State's University Park campus.
  • 'WE ARE for Science' advocates for science policy, communications and diversity
    Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:34
    The science advocacy group WE ARE for Science, started by two graduate students, is organizing three buses to take 150 people to the March for Science on Saturday in Washington D.C. The group seeks to promote science diversity, outreach and policy.
  • When using the phrase ‘human rights’ hinders human-rights initiatives
    Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:16
    Penn State geography doctoral student A. Marie Ranjbar's research explores the language of human justice in Iran: how certain phrases have become politicized and in some ways dangerous to use, and how some residents deal with this conundrum as they seek ways to speak up for themselves.
  • Rapid screening machine can read and separate protein sequences
    Tue, 04/18/2017 - 09:39
    The structural properties of proteins that could eventually become important materials for manufacturing and medicine are revealed by a novel optical technique that works rapidly to sort through amino acid sequences even inside living bacteria, according to a team of engineers.
  • Robert Crane named associate vice provost for Global Programs
    Sat, 04/15/2017 - 11:02
    After a national search for an associate vice provost for Global Programs, Robert G. Crane, director of Strategic Initiatives within Global Programs at Penn State, has been named to the post.
  • New Zealand trip offers different perspective on renewable energy practices
    Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:42
    Ten Penn State students taking a special three-credit course offered by Derek Elsworth, professor of energy and geo-environmental engineering, spent spring break touring the iconic landscape of New Zealand while surveying measures it has taken to power itself using about 80 percent renewable energy.
  • Additive manufacturing and design master’s degrees to be offered in fall 2017
    Fri, 04/14/2017 - 11:38
    In response to increased industry demand for experts in the growing field of additive manufacturing, Penn State will offer residential and online master’s degrees in additive manufacturing and design beginning in fall 2017.
  • College of Engineering Research Symposium winners announced
    Fri, 04/14/2017 - 08:42
    The Engineering Graduate Student Council has announced the winners of the 14th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium, held on Tuesday, April 4, at the Nittany Lion Inn.
  • Institute for CyberScience announces 2017 ICS Seed Grant recipients
    Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:29
    The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) has announced that 20 Penn State faculty are recipients of 2017 ICS Seed Grant Program awards. The awards, ranging from $4,000 to $25,000, support researchers doing innovative interdisciplinary research, laying the groundwork needed to apply for large external funding awards.
  • Sending a 'We Are!' and thank you to these Penn Staters
    Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:50
    This week, we recognize six people and members of staff who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State DuBois and Penn State Hazleton.
  • Method improves semiconductor fiber optics, paves way for developing devices
    Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:16
    A new method to improve semiconductor fiber optics may lead to a material structure that might one day revolutionize the global transmission of data, according to an interdisciplinary team of researchers.
  • Public invited to become fans of research at Blue-White Science Expo
    Mon, 04/10/2017 - 14:59
    Blue-White Weekend attendees and the general public are invited to the Penn State Blue-White Science Expo, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the HUB. The expo offers the community a chance to show their support for research while learning about the newest work from 17 of Penn State’s research faculty. A complete schedule and registration form for tickets is available at

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>>


Penn State Faculty:  The Experience of Online Teaching
The World Campus has produced a great video that features Penn State faculty (Sarma Pisupati, Associate Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering) discussing their experience of online teaching.  These faculty stories illustrate the variety of course types, instructional design models and levels of faculty engagement in World Campus courses. <<VIEW VIDEO>>


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>>