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Thursday, April 28th

  • Joel Meyers Weather Station (6th Flr Walker Building)
    12:30 pm

    Rich Grum, National Weather Service, State College

    Reeves Weather Briefing

  • Penn State students win fifth straight national weather forecasting contest
    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:24
    For the fifth year in a row, Penn State students ousted more than 2,000 competitors in the national collegiate weather forecasting contest known as Wx Challenge. In the contest, students forecast weather in 10 different U.S. cities across two semesters. The Penn State students leveraged a meteorology course for their success.
  • Personal cooling units on the horizon
    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:22
    Firefighters entering burning buildings, athletes competing in the broiling sun and workers in foundries may eventually be able to carry their own, lightweight cooling units with them, thanks to a nanowire array that cools, according to Penn State materials researchers.
  • Three faculty members named Evan Pugh University Professors
    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:48
    Three Penn State faculty members have been named Evan Pugh University Professors, the highest honor the institution can give to a member of its faculty: Karen L. Bierman, McCourtney Professor of Child Studies; Katherine H. Freeman, distinguished professor of geosciences; and Thomas La Porta, Leonhard Chair and professor of computer science and engineering.
  • Gurunathan and Johnson chosen as Earth and Mineral Sciences marshals
    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:25
    Two students will represent the spring 2016 graduating class for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS): Kyle Johnson, an environmental systems engineering student, and Ramya Gurunathan, a materials science and engineering student. The EMS commencement ceremony will take place at 8 p.m. May 6 in the Pegula Ice Arena on Penn State’s University Park campus.
  • Graduate student excellence celebrated at awards luncheon
    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:44
    Penn State President Eric Barron presented 11 awards to more than 30 graduate students in recognition of outstanding achievement during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
  • Two graduate students honored with Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award
    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:18
    Two Penn State graduate students, Maridel A. Fredericksen and Dana M. Tobin, have been awarded the Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. The award recognizes excellence in master’s-level thesis 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.
  • 10 Penn Staters earn Fulbright awards for 2016-17
    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:10
    The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State, has so far selected six Penn State students and four alumni as award recipients for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • University honors 10 graduate assistants with Martin Outstanding Teaching Award
    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:00
    Ten graduate students were presented the 2016 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
  • 13 graduate students receive Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award
    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:00
    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 inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
  • EMS student’s paper wins first in SPE contest, advances to international final
    Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:49
    A paper written by Michael Cavazza, a Schreyer Scholar majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering, won first place in the Eastern North America regional Society of Petroleum Engineers student paper contest, held April 9 at Louisiana State University. Cavazza will advance to the final, international round of the contest, which will be held Sept. 26-28 at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Dubai. His paper explores way to combine hydraulic fracturing and acid mine drainage to improve water quality in Pennsylvania streams.
  • Graduate student wins Materials Research Society Gold Award
    Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:00
    Lei Zhang, a materials science and engineering graduate student at Penn State, received an MRS graduate student award for research he presented at the 2016 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting. Zhang was one of seven students to receive the gold award, which recognizes students whose academic achievements and materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction.
  • Cuban literacy scholars to visit Penn State
    Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:38
    The College of Education will host two Cuban scholars on April 27 and 28 when they visit the University Park campus to discuss Cuba’s historic literacy campaign. Felipe Pérez Cruz, Cuban literacy campaign expert and professor of history, and Luisa Campos, professor of history and director of the National Literacy Museum in Havana, Cuba, will speak to faculty and students to highlight what is viewed as one of the most successful education campaigns in history.
  • Summer mining internship gives student broad exposure to industry
    Mon, 04/25/2016 - 16:01
    Mining engineering student Katie Hutton broadened her exposure to the mining industry through an internship that she secured, in part, from the mining engineering program's industry connections.
  • Taste test? Deer preferences seem to help non-native invasive plants spread
    Mon, 04/25/2016 - 09:21
    Selective browsing by white-tailed deer likely is promoting the spread of some invasive plant species in northeastern U.S. forests, as deer avoid eating vegetation they find unpalatable.
  • Researchers study location's role in romance
    Mon, 04/25/2016 - 09:01
    Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will always have Paris, and Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks had their meeting at the top of the Empire State Building in New York. But the part cities play in relationships has begun to change, according to Penn State researchers who are studying how cities — and State College specifically — play a role in modern romances.
  • Geosciences Colloquium - 4/26/2016
    Wed, 04/20/2016 - 14:34

    On Tuesday, April 26th, our final Colloquium Speaker for the Spring Semester, Pedro Marenco, Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Bryn Mawr College, presents "Increasing Oxygenation of the Oceans During the Great Ordovician Biodiversity Event: Insights From the Ordovician of Utah" at 4 PM in 022 Deike. A pre-talk Coffee & Cookies Speaker Reception takes place at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike. All are welcome. more

  • Geosciences Colloquium - 4/19/2016
    Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:52

    On Tuesday, April 19th, Dr. Peter LaFemina presents the Geosciences Colloquium talk "Up, Up and Away: Interactions Between Magmatism, Tectonics and Climate" at 4 PM in 022 Deike. A pre-talk Coffee & Cookies Speaker Reception takes place at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike. All are welcome.More

  • Geosciences Colloquium - 4/5/2016
    Fri, 04/01/2016 - 08:56

    On Tuesday, April 5th, Colloquium Speaker John Leeman, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in Geosciences at Penn State, presents "Taking It Slow - Frictional Dynamics of Slow Earthquakes" at 4 PM in 022 Deike. A pre-talk Coffee & Cookies Speaker Reception takes place at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike. All are welcome. More

  • Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium
    Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:23

    The Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium will take place April 8-9, 2016 in the Forest Resources Building

    Key-Note Speaker - Dr. Marc Edwards, Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Virginia Tech, will be speaking in the Forest Resources Building on Saturday, April 9 at 11:40 a.m.

    "How Jonathan Baldwin Turner Saved Flint, Mich.: Public-Inspired Science and the Modern Land-Grant University"

    Schedule of events: http://sites.psu.edu/saese/ecmss/schedule

  • Geosciences Faculty Candidate for Geochemistry, Dr. Julie Cosmidis - March 31st
    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 11:37

    On Thursday, March 31st, Geosciences Faculty Candidate for Geochemistry, Dr. Julie Cosmidis, Research Associate, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, presents "The Geochemical Message of Microbe-Made Minerals" at 4 PM in 022 Deike. A pre-talk Coffee & Cookies Speaker Reception takes place at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike. All are welcome. More

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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