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Dr. Gene Hunt, Curator of Ostracoda at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History, speaks at Geosciences Colloquium Series on Tuesday, April 28th

College of EMS Headlines - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:47

Dr. Hunt presents "Understanding the Trait Evolution of Fossil Lineages" on Tuesday, April 28th, at 4 PM in 022 Deike. A pre-talk Coffee & Cookies Speaker Reception will take place at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike. All are welcome!

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Penn State professor sets off on journey to improve geospatial intelligence

Penn State professor Todd Bacastow seeks to redefine — and educate the world about — the discipline of geospatial intelligence. He's spearheading several projects to investigate how professionals learn new thinking styles, to redefine the geospatial intelligence industry and to educate about geospatial intelligence at a global level to advance the field as a whole.
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New student organization Positive Energy plants 201 Earth Day trees

Tyler Stom and Adam Larson had a vision: to unite students interested in energy-industry careers around the idea of giving back to the community through environmental activities. The duo, both petroleum and natural gas engineering (PNGE) students in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, took the first step in making their dream a reality by forming a campus organization called Positive Energy. On Earth Day, the club made its first positive impact by planting 201 trees in Roaring Branch, Pennsylvania.
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Chen named Hamer endowed professor of materials science and engineering

Long-Qing Chen, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, engineering science and mechanics, and mathematics, has been named the Hamer endowed professor of materials science and engineering. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member. The endowed professorship was established with a $1 million gift from Donald W. Hamer, and his wife, Marie Bednar.
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Robinson receives National Science Foundation CAREER award

Materials scientist Joshua Robinson has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his proposal “Atomic Scale Design of van der Waals Heterostructure Nanoribbons.” The CAREER award is the NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The award provides five years of financial support.
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Taylor Lecturer to discuss atomic scale imaging April 23

Thomas Kelly, Division Vice President for Innovation and New Technologies at CAMECA Instrument Inc., has been selected the 2015 Taylor Lecturer. He will deliver the keynote talk “Atomic-Scale Tomography: An Achievable Vision” as part of the 2015 Nelson W. Taylor Lecture in Materials. His talk will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 23, in the HUB-Robeson Center’s Freeman Auditorium.
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Student’s path to reconnect with her American Indian heritage

When she was a teenager, Courtney Jackson learned that her family tree included American Indian ancestry. Now a Penn State geography student, she has found ways to get closer to her heritage and share the rich American Indian traditions with others.
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Dr. Jake Waldbauer, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, speaks at Geosciences Colloquium Series on Tuesday, April 21st

College of EMS Headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 15:21

Dr. Waldbauer presents "Protein Biogeochemistry: A New Window into the Marine Carbon Cycle" on Tuesday, April 21st, at 4 PM in 022 Deike. A pre-talk Coffee & Cookies Speaker Reception will take place at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike. All are welcome. 
 

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For the love of the train

A look behind what it takes to put together an 1,100-square-foot model train layout as the Penn State Model Railroad Club preps for its annual open house, set for April 18 and 19.
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Ruben Juanes from MIT to speak Wednesday April 15th about Seismicity

College of EMS Headlines - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:59

Ruben Juanes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will give the talk "Computational Modeling of Coupled Multiphase Flow and Geomechanics to Study Fault Slip and Induced Seismicity." Talk will be held in Wednesday April 15 in C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory at the EMS Energy Institute from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information see http://www.energy.psu.edu/energyoutreach/energyXchange

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Students teach business basics in rural Panama during spring break

Eighteen Penn State students, including three in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, spent their spring break helping small business owners in the village of Arimae, Panama, strengthen their financial literacy and business skills. They traveled with the Business and Microfinance chapters of Global Brigades, a nonprofit volunteer organization that seeks to empower communities to meet their economic and health goals.
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Dr. Christopher Paola, Distinguished Professor, Geology and Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, speaks at Geosciences Colloquium Series on Tuesday, April 14th

College of EMS Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:33

Dr. Paola presents "Are Deltas Complicated or Complex? Insights from Experiments and Simplified Models" on Tuesday, April 14th, at 4 PM in 022 Deike. A pre-talk Coffee & Cookies Speaker Reception will take place at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike. All are welcome!

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Penn State commencement ceremonies feature Schreyer Honors College connections

Schreyer Honors College will be well represented at Penn State's Commencement ceremonies with more than 450 Scholars expected to graduate this spring. Three of the commencement speakers have Schreyer Honors College ties with seven Scholars selected as student marshals for their respective colleges.
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2015 Faculty/Staff Award recipients announced, lauded for achievements

Each year, Penn State honors several members of its faculty and staff for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2015 Faculty/Staff Award recipients — 33 outstanding University employees and one program — reach across campuses, colleges and administrative units and exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn Staters reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.
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Shirer honored with Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

Hampton N. Shirer, associate dean for education in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), has been honored with the 2015 Shirley Hendrick Award, presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners for service to adult learners.
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Plastic Frictions interdisciplinary symposium set for April 13

The symposium Plastic Frictions will be dedicated to thinking through the aesthetic, political, economic and philosophic entwinements of plastic on April 13 in 22 Deike Building. The event is free and open to the public.
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Dr. Peter Flemings, Professor and holder of the Jackson Chair in Geosytems at the University of Texas at Austin, speaks at a special seminar hosted by the Department of Geosciences on Wednesday, April 8th, at 4:00 PM in 022 Deike. All are welcome.

College of EMS Headlines - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:13

Dr. Flemings presents "The Methane Hydrate and Free Gas GeoSystem: Geology, Climate and Energy" at 4 PM in 022 Deike. A Coffee & Cookies Reception will precede the talk at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike.

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Donohues’ $1 million gift endows energy and mineral engineering professorship

Former Penn State professor David Donohue, along with his son, Timothy, have made a $1 million gift, on behalf of the family, to endow a professorship in the John and Willie Leone Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State. The Donohue Family Professorship in Energy and Mineral Engineering will support a faculty member whose research focuses on petroleum and natural gas engineering.
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Battelle Senior Program Director to speak Wednesday April 8th

College of EMS Headlines - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 09:13

Satya Chauhan will talk about "Advances in Conversion of Coal and Biomass to Jet Fuel." Talk will be held Wednesday April 8 in C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory at the EMS Energy Institute from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information see: http://www.energy.psu.edu/energyoutreach/energyXchange

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Dr. Ashlee Dere, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, speaks as a Deines Lecturer at Geosciences Colloquium Series on Tuesday, April 7th, at 4:00 PM in 022 Deike. All are welcome.

College of EMS Headlines - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 08:59

Dr. Dere presents "Investigating the Role of Climate in Shale Weathering” on Tuesday, April 7th, at 4:00 PM in 022 Deike. A Coffee & Cookies Reception will precede the talk at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike.

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