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Air Force Academy Telescope connects Penn State to the galaxy

The same telescope that U.S. Air Force Academy cadets will use to capture data on satellites shuttling through space will give local high school and Penn State students the chance to learn first-hand about the galaxy and what’s in it. The Falcon Telescope Network brings together the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado with the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State, one of 12 partner sites around the world where telescopes are being stationed.
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Geosciences Colloquium Speaker, Dr. Kim Cobb, Associate Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, will present "El Niño Southern Oscillation: Unruly Past and Bright Future" at 4 PM on Tuesday, September 30th.

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Geosciences Colloquium Speaker, Dr. Kim Cobb, Associate Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, will present "El Niño Southern Oscillation: Unruly Past and Bright Future" at 4 PM on Tuesday, September 30th, in 022 Deike. A pre-talk Speaker Reception will be held at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum. All are welcome.

  

Self-described as 40% Climate Scientist, 40% Mom, and 20% Indiana Jones, Dr. Cobb received her B.A. in Geology and Biology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of California at San Diego. She is a climatologist known for her work analyzing global climate change and reconstructing tropical climates, particularly in the Pacific. Her objective is to improve climate model projections of regional climate change including, for example, trends in rainfall in the tropics where 70% of the world population lives.

 

Dr. Cobb won the NSF CAREER Award, the Georgia Tech Education Partnership Award, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. She is also one of 18 recently-named PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellows, sponsored by National Geographic. 

 

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COMPASS Lecture - Chad English, COMPASS, 10/1/14

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October 1, 2014 at 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
117 HUB-Robeson Center (Freeman Auditorium) reception to follow

Chad English, Director of Science Policy Outreach, COMPASS
"Entering the Policy Fray"

For scientists pursuing socially-relevant research on issues like climate change, alternative energies and biodiversity, the policy process so often seems maddeningly opaque. The relevance of your research may be obvious to you, but knowing where to start is not. Where do you start? Who do you need to talk to? Do you need to present your science differently? Is it even possible to enter the policy fray and still maintain your integrity?

Chad English, science policy trainer and coach, will explore these question in an afternoon lecture and discussion that will pull back the curtain on the science-policy interface and provide insights, lessons and stories of success gleaned from a decade of life at the interface.

http://www.psiee.psu.edu/news/2014_news/Compass2014.asp

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GE to invest in Penn State center to study natural gas supply chains

GE announced that it will invest up to $10 million in Penn State to establish a new innovation center focused on driving cutting-edge advancements in the natural gas industry. The Center for Collaborative Research on Intelligent Natural Gas Supply Systems at Penn State will seek to advance efficiency and environmental sustainability both through technological innovations and improved supply chain management. Penn State President Eric Barron will outline the creation of the center during a luncheon today (Sept. 24).
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2-D materials' crystalline defects key to new properties

Understanding how atoms "glide" and "climb" on the surface of 2D crystals like tungsten disulphide may pave the way for researchers to develop materials with unusual or unique characteristics, according to an international team of researchers.
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Marcellus Shale Gallery Crawl will feature students' photography Oct. 2

Juried student work will be on view in a series of exhibitions across campus and downtown State College, collectively titled “Storied Images: Marcellus Shale,” during the Marcellus Shale Gallery Crawl from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Each venue will also feature special activities and refreshments.
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Continuing the Geosciences Colloquium Speaker Series, Dr. Mark Brandon, Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, presents "Slow Glacial Erosion and Deep Valley Incision in the Patagonian Andes" on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 4 PM

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Continuing the Geosciences Colloquium Speaker Series, Dr. Mark Brandon, Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, presents "Slow Glacial Erosion and Deep Valley Incision in the Patagonian Andes" on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 4 PM in 022 Deike. A pre-talk Speaker Reception will be held at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum. All are welcome.

 

Dr. Brandon received is MS and Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Washington and was a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Canada's Pacific Geoscience Centre. Much of his current research is focused on the tectonic evolution of convergent wedges with projects in modern convergent wedges of the Apennines in northern Italy, Crete, Washington State, and the Patagonian Andes.

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Patzkowsky elected Fellow of the Paleontological Society

Mark Patzkowsky, professor of geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the Paleontological Society.
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Forum to focus on natural disasters and energy security

The 2014 GEMS Industry Forum, “Natural Disasters: The Power of Nature and its Challenge to Energy Security,” will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday in 113 IST Building (Cybertorium), at University Park campus.
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Penn State geoscientists elected to American Geophysical Union

Lee Kump and Chris Marone, both scientists in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Geosciences, have been elected as Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
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Researchers search for Venus-like planets

Identification of planets orbiting distant stars is spurring the search for an Earth-like planet. Now a team of researchers has developed a way to distinguish a distant Venus-like planet from an Earth-like one.
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Residual hydraulic fracturing water not a risk to groundwater

Hydraulic fracturing -- fracking or hydrofracturing -- raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground, triggering fears that it might find its way into groundwater. New research by a team of scientists should help allay those fears.
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Penn State among top national public schools in 2015 U.S. News' 'Best Colleges'

U.S. News & World Report released its 2015 "Best Colleges" rankings today (Sept. 9), with Penn State ranking No. 14 among national public universities.
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Ventura honored with EMS Alumni Achievement Award

In its tradition of honoring high-achieving alumni, the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) has selected Jeffrey L. Ventura, president and CEO of Range Resources Corporation as the recipient of the 2014 GEMS Alumni Achievement Award. Ventura will be recognized at a reception and awards ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The reception will be held in the EMS Museum located on the ground floor of the Deike Building. Reception is free and open to the public.
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21 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

Twenty-one Penn State alumni will be honored Oct. 8 for their outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
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Chen receives Materials Research Society's Materials Theory Award

Long-Qing Chen, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, and engineering science and mechanics, has received the Materials Research Society's 2014 Materials Theory Award.
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Geosciences Colloquium Speaker, Dr. Martin Perlmutter of Chevron Corporation, will present "The Influence of High Frequency Paleoclimate Variability on Paleoclimate Interpretation" on Tuesday, September 9th, at 4 PM in 022 Deike

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Dr. Perlmutter holds a Ph.D in Marine Geology from the University of Miami and is Chevron's Team Leader of Basin Analysis Research. He has been with Chevron/Texaco for over 30 years with a research focus on basin analysis and the application of new methods for predicting reservoir trends. He also served as research scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Perlmutter has evaluated over 30 basins and conducted mega-regional studies around the world.

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Lunar Lion team inaugurates new headquarters

The Lunar Lion team celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Research West Building, a move that allows the interdisciplinary group to consolidate and expand its operations in an easily accessible part of University Park campus.
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Penn State hosts new National Science Foundation graduate researchers

Penn State is hosting 22 new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recipients for the 2014-15 academic year.
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Business majors night will inform students about academic options

The Division of Undergraduate Studies will host Penn State’s fifth annual Business Majors Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in 110 Business Building, for students interested in learning about University Park majors that focus on business.
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