Whether you’re reading this on your cellphone, tablet or desktop computer, Sam Baker wants you to know one thing: It’s made almost entirely from materials mined from the ground. Baker, a senior majoring in mining engineering, has championed a cause of informing people about the benefit — and necessity — of mining.
It’s safe to say that Penn State alumnus Michael Policelli’s career goals are pretty ambitious: supporting the effort to launch manned missions to Mars in a quest to colonize our neighboring planet. He's using his background in engineering to tackle the daunting task one step at a time.
For Zongjun Li, a junior majoring in geography at Penn State, the chance to explore real-life opportunities with his degree is what drives him as an undergraduate student.
The Penn State Cyber-Laboratory for Astronomy, Materials, and Physics (CyberLAMP) is acquiring a high-performance computer cluster that will facilitate interdisciplinary research and training in cyberscience and is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Panelists will share their research in three panel discussions for the Black History Month PSU Scholar’s Program, highlighting scholarship by Penn State faculty members of African descent, Feb. 21 and 22 in Pattee Library's Foster Auditorium at University Park.
Penn State has launched a national search for the next dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Rick Roush, dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is chairing the search committee.
In one of the most comprehensive studies on trends in local severe weather patterns to date, an international team of researchers found that the frequency of hail storms, thunderstorms and high wind events has decreased by nearly 50 percent on average throughout China since 1960.
The ninth annual Materials Visualization Competition (MVC9), a scientific visual and artistic competition sponsored by Penn State's Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) and the Materials Research Institute (MRI), is now accepting submissions. The deadline for submissions is March 19.
A team of Penn State researchers is working with the National Park Service to measure and improve its impact on people’s health.
A novel air quality model will help air quality forecasters predict surface ozone levels up to 48-hours in advance and with fewer resources, according to a team of meteorologists.
When Lynn and Butch Brewer received the application in 2004 to become a Four Diamonds family they admitted they didn’t know exactly what it would mean for them. It wasn’t until two years later, when their son Troy lost his battle with cancer after first going through remission, that they surveyed the hundreds of Penn State students who came to his funeral and it became clear.
Penn State will begin offering massive open online courses through FutureLearn, the United Kingdom’s leading MOOC platform, as part of the organization’s launch in the United States.
WPSU Penn State’s “Women in Science Profiles” features five local women working in STEM-related professions. The series aims to inspire young women to enter STEM-related fields while dispelling misconceptions about STEM professionals and their lives.
Penn State was well represented in the annual Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts competition as a television news magazine special, a television news anchor, a weathercaster, a narrative video and a short form documentary were recognized.
The Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) and the Department of African American Studies at Penn State are sponsoring the Black History Month PSU Scholar’s Program. Four panel discussions, highlighting scholarship by Penn State faculty members of African descent, will take place from Feb. 16 to 22 in Foster Auditorium of Pattee Library on the University Park campus.
Changes in climate can rapidly impact even the deepest freshwater aquifers according to Penn State and Columbia University hydrologists.
Strong updrafts — currents of rising air — in severe thunderstorms are a prerequisite for hail formation. The width of these updrafts may be an indicator of an increased hail threat, according to Penn State meteorologists.
It’s as if everything Amanda Berta touches turns to gold. Last year, the senior majoring in energy engineering in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) won an NCAA title with the Penn State women’s soccer team. Then, seeking more time on the field, she switched to rugby. The result? Another national title.
Navigate Education in PA, created by the staff at Penn State's Center for Science and the Schools, is an online database that contains information on more than 4,800 Pennsylvania education agencies, including public, private and charter schools; intermediate units; career and technology centers; and higher education institutions.
Students in the energy engineering program finish their studies with an engineering design course in which they work with industry and alumni partners on real-world projects. We are seeking alumni and industry partners to sponsor a project this spring. The project provides companies an opportunity to help students and work with graduating seniors who may be potential recruits. The deadline to submit a project is December 16. Learn more about the project on Penn State's Learning Factory website.