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Creative, scientific process helps EMS graduate student bake edible book winner

Preeya Kuray, a third-year doctoral student majoring in materials science and engineering, was thrilled to win the People’s Choice Award at the inaugural Edible Book Festival, so also winning “Best Depiction of a Classic” was, so to speak, the icing on the cake.
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Passion for creation sparks student success in research

Hannah Pohlmann, a rising senior studying mathematics and materials science and engineering at Penn State, has a key piece of advice for undergraduates interested in conducting research: Start early.
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For decades at Penn State, Pantano scratched the surface of glass research

At about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, Carlo Pantano gets hands-on with his teaching and research. That’s when the Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering pulls melted glass from the crucible at his glass blowing studio in the ground floor of the Hosler Building and begins to shape a material that’s he’s dedicated almost 40 years to understanding. It’s a storied career at Penn State that ends June 30.
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Mann receives Schneider award for outstanding climate science communication

Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State, will receive the seventh annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications from Climate One at the Commonwealth Club.
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Japanese slow earthquakes could shed light on tsunami generation

Understanding slow-slip earthquakes in subduction zone areas may help researchers understand large earthquakes and the creation of tsunamis, according to an international team of researchers that used data from instruments placed on the seafloor and in boreholes east of the Japanese coast.
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Grant focuses on 'hydrogen sponge' for use in fuel-cell vehicles

Finding practical hydrogen storage technologies for vehicles powered by fuel cells is the focus of a $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, awarded to Mike Chung, professor of materials science and engineering, Penn State.
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Researchers to discuss future of solar energy

Two Penn State researchers will present “Unwrapping the Power of Solar Energy” at 7 p.m. on June 20 at Liberty Craft House, 346 E. College Ave., in State College.
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Researchers create virtual mobile tour of University Park campus

A Penn State research group in the Department of Geography developed a mobile app that offers an immersive virtual tour of class gifts and public art across University Park.
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Adult learner fulfills lifelong goal, shares experiences through online program

Christine Stallard, an adult learner in her 60s, fulfilled a nearly four-decades-long dream of obtaining a bachelor's degree through the online Energy and Sustainability Policy program.
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EMS Graduate Poster Competition showcases outstanding research across college

Graduate students Natalie Briggs, Joshua Woda and Nathan Smith received top recognition during the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Graduate Student Poster Competition on April 12 at Steidle Building on the University Park campus.
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Penn State graduate student selected for NASA astronaut program

Zena Cardman, a doctoral student in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, was named a member of NASA’s 2017 class of astronauts on June 7. Vice President Mike Pence joined NASA officials in introducing the 12 men and women during a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy

The "clean-energy economy" always seems a few steps away but never quite here. Fossil fuels still power transportation, heating and cooling, and manufacturing, but a team of scientists from Penn State and Florida State University have come one step closer to inexpensive, clean hydrogen fuel with a lower cost and industrially scalable catalyst that produces pure hydrogen through a low-energy water-splitting process.
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Ten elected to serve on Alumni Council

Ten alumni leaders have been voted onto Alumni Council — the Alumni Association’s governing board — and will begin their terms July 1.
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Penn State faculty member named College of Earth and Mineral Sciences dean

Lee Kump, professor and head of the Department of Geosciences at Penn State, has been named the new dean of Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, pending approval of the Penn State Board of Trustees on July 21. Kump will serve as interim dean from June 1 to July 20.
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Gift to Penn State will support ongoing research in food safety, energy

When it comes to global challenges, there are none more pressing to Penn State alumni Frank and Janet Glasgow Dudek than food safety and clean energy. They are passionate about finding solutions to those challenges, and that's why they are providing $50,000 to Penn State to lead the way.
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Industrial engineering faculty, students honored at annual industry conference

Several faculty and students within the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering were honored for excellence at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference in Pittsburgh.
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Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2017

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.
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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2017

The following is a list of Penn State fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1.
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Sustainable Climate Risk Management Summer School marks fifth year

The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) is seeking applications for its fifth annual summer school, which runs from July 30 to Aug. 4 at Penn State.
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Generosity, ingenuity characterized geoscientist’s 40-year career

Geoscientist Michael Arthur's four-decade career was highly collaborative and unconventional. He will retire on June 30, leaving behind a legacy as an innovative researcher and a champion for budding scientists.
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