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  • 24 Alumni Fellows recognized for distinguished careers
    Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:00
    The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 24 graduates in October with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.
  • Alley receives 2016 Climate Communications Prize from American Geophysical Union
    Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:11
    Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences and associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State, has received the 2016 Climate Communications Prize from the American Geophysical Union. The award honors scientists who have made a significant contribution in promoting scientific literacy and fostering understanding of science-based values.
  • Renovated Steidle Building dedication ceremony set for Sept. 30
    Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:58
    A complete renovation to Steidle Building, one of the most iconic buildings on Penn State’s University Park campus, is helping researchers advance the field of materials science and engineering and is providing enhanced learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. On Sept. 30, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering will be hosting tours of the renovated building throughout the day, as well as a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m.
  • Reconnecting with Penn State’s past through virtual reality
    Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:32
    It's not always easy to visualize the changes Penn State's University Park campus has undergone over the years. That's why one group of researchers is working to bring Penn State's history to life through 3-D modeling and virtual reality.
  • Nyblade appointed co-director of Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
    Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:05
    Andrew Nyblade, professor of geosciences, has been named co-director of Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, effective immediately. He joins Thomas Murphy, education and strategy manager with the Penn State Extension Marcellus Education Team, in leading MCOR.
  • Undergrads can apply for new 1-year master's in management and organization
    Tue, 09/20/2016 - 14:29
    The Penn State Smeal College of Business is now accepting applications for fall 2017 enrollment in its new Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership (MMOL), an accelerated master’s program designed primarily for recently graduated baccalaureate students from technical, nonbusiness backgrounds.
  • Osseo-Asare inducted into Brazilian Academy of Sciences
    Tue, 09/20/2016 - 13:43
    Kwadwo Osseo-Asare, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering and of energy and geo-environmental engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), was recently inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Sciences during a ceremony held in Rio de Janeiro. He was cited for “pioneering contributions and developing fundamental understanding of the aqueous processing and application of materials.”
  • Graduate student to study prosthetic implant materials through grant
    Mon, 09/19/2016 - 14:30
    Cassie Marker will be spending her fall 2016 semester more than 600 miles away from Penn State’s University Park campus, where she normally conducts research and takes courses as a doctoral candidate in materials science and engineering. Marker received a grant through the Department of Energy to conduct research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee from Aug. 15 through Dec. 15, examining the fundamental properties of a variety of titanium alloys used in prosthetic implants.
  • Penn State welcomes three new ethics core faculty members
    Tue, 09/13/2016 - 16:47
    The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State welcomes three new core faculty members in ethical research: C. Daryl Cameron (psychology), Joshua F.J. Inwood (geography), and Alan R. Wagner (aerospace engineering). These faculty members will help strengthen an interdisciplinary community of scholars and educators from across the University and they are committed to enhancing Penn State’s curriculum and research expertise in ethics.
  • Students to showcase international cultures at Sept. 15 event
    Mon, 09/12/2016 - 12:33
    The ground floor of Deike Building will be transformed into a showcase of cultures from around the world at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 15, at the second annual International Culture Night. Hosted by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ (EMS) Ryan Family Student Center and organized by EMS students, the free event offers opportunities for the public to sample international foods, see performances and learn about different cultures.
  • No ordinary classroom
    Mon, 09/12/2016 - 10:47
    Imagine your classroom is an incredible journey, traveling through South Africa and studying while also getting introduced to amazing people, places and animals. Penn State Mont Alto business management student Erica Newton experienced such a journey in spring 2016, when she participated in Penn State’s Allied for Earth Sciences Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) Parks and People: South Africa Wild Coast Program.
  • Alumni, faculty crowdfund meteorology and atmospheric science scholarship
    Mon, 09/12/2016 - 10:07
    More than a dozen faculty and alumni of Penn State’s Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science have come together with gifts totaling more than $100,000 to create a new scholarship — called the Meteorology Alumni and Faculty Trustee Scholarship — that will begin benefitting undergraduate students this fall.
  • Penn State In The News: August 2016
    Fri, 09/09/2016 - 15:52
    Penn State appears in the news hundreds of times every day. Monthly, the University’s Office of Strategic Communications features national and international news coverage of the work and expertise of Penn State’s faculty, students and staff.
  • How land use affects the spread of disease
    Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:21
    Protecting the landscape may also help protect people from some infectious diseases, according to Erica Smithwick, associate professor of geography. Smithwick and her colleagues have been investigating how land use has affected the spread of two diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Infectious disease transmission: It’s who you know and where you go
    Thu, 09/08/2016 - 09:39
    Public health researchers have long used social networks to understand the spread of infectious diseases, which can be spread from one person to another, but those social networks often have gaps. A team of researchers recently showed that spatial analysis can help fill in those gaps, leading to a more complete picture of disease transmission and ways to mediate the risk, particularly for those who are most vulnerable.
  • Mathews named a 2016 Fellow of the American Chemical Society
    Tue, 09/06/2016 - 16:31
    Jonathan Mathews, associate professor of energy and mineral engineering, was named a 2016 Fellow by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for his outstanding contributions to science and the profession, and service to the ACS community.
  • Business Majors Night to inform students about academic choices
    Fri, 09/02/2016 - 10:06
    The Division of Undergraduate Studies, in partnership with many academic colleges, will host the seventh annual Business Majors Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in 110 Business Building.
  • Arkema Speaker Series featuring materials science research begins
    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:19
    The Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has announced speakers and dates for the fall 2016 Arkema Speaker Series. The series features talks from leaders in materials science and engineering research and are held from 9:45 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays in 117 Osmond Laboratory. Seminars are free and open to the public.
  • Summer internships and study abroad in China provide rich student experiences
    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:33
    Getting a summer internship is a great way to gain real-world work experience. Securing an internship with the largest petroleum company in China would be even better. And that is what Penn State students got the chance to do this summer through Penn State’s Energy Business and Finance (EBF) program.
  • Taking the pulse of slow earthquakes
    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 09:08
    Geosciences professor Demian Saffer is pushing the boundaries on how we measure a spectrum of earthquakes. He served as co-chief scientist aboard several recent international drilling missions to install earthquake monitoring equipment beneath the sea floor in Japan, and will lead a project in 2018 looking at slow earthquakes off the coast of New Zealand.

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>>