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Wednesday, May 3rd

  • Student organization continues commitment to environment through lake cleanup
    Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:56
    Eleven members of Penn State’s Positive Energy student group cleaned up several acres of Canonsburg Lake in southwestern Pennsylvania, in a partnership with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Cares program.
  • Students install solar array in low-income community in Honduras
    Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:44
    Thirteen Penn State students in the colleges of Earth and Mineral Sciences and Engineering joined a team of partners to build a solar array in a low-income village in Roatan, Honduras, in March.
  • Retiring Engelder’s expertise helped fueled natural gas boom across nation
    Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:28
    Fifty-eight years ago, Terry Engelder wasn’t yet a world-renowned geoscientist. He was a kid with a keen interest in science, a passion ignited by the space race and fueled by the funds that flowed into schools as the nation sought the next generation of discovery. Using a posterboard and markers, Engelder sketched “Faulting in Western New York” for the junior high science fair. Among the layers Engelder shaped below his hometown was the Marcellus Shale, which decades later Engelder would make famous after successfully projecting it as the second-largest extractable natural gas field in the world.
  • Retiring Engelder’s expertise fueled natural gas boom across nation
    Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:28
    Fifty-eight years ago, Terry Engelder wasn’t yet a world-renowned geoscientist. He was a kid with a keen interest in science, a passion ignited by the space race and fueled by the funds that flowed into schools as the nation sought the next generation of discovery. Using a posterboard and markers, Engelder sketched “Faulting in Western New York” for the junior high science fair. Among the layers Engelder shaped below his hometown was the Marcellus Shale, which decades later Engelder would make famous after successfully projecting it as the second-largest extractable natural gas field in the world.
  • Presidential Leadership Academy selects 2017 class
    Thu, 04/27/2017 - 08:30
    The Presidential Leadership Academy's new class of 30 students represents 11 of Penn State's academic colleges.
  • Recent Penn State graduates earn wings in airborne research project
    Wed, 04/26/2017 - 16:09
    Two recent Penn State graduates are taking part in the $30 million, NASA-funded Atmospheric Carbon and Transport-America. The project is led by Penn State professor Ken Davis.
  • Measuring 'rhythms of Penn State' gives students preview of earthquake science
    Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:04
    A simple electronic device found in nearly every smartphone today is helping students learn about the science of earthquakes in one general education geosciences course, GEOSC 109, Earthquakes and Society. Taught by Charles Ammon, professor of geosciences, the course was designed to give students insight into how geoscientists understand earthquakes — and, more generally, what's involved in conducting science.
  • 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, organized three buses to take 150 people to the March for Science on April 22 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.

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>>

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