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Student’s research will help predict ozone air quality in Philadelphia

Lexie Herdt has always been fascinated with how the weather impacts people. “I have family members who have asthma and respiratory issues, and when I was growing up, I saw a lot of family who live in the Philadelphia region affected by high ozone levels,” says Herdt. Her passion for understanding weather led her to Penn State’s meteorology program. Now a senior, she is conducting research that will help to more accurately predict ozone levels in the Philadelphia metropolitan area — home to more than 1 million people and her family.
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Derek Elsworth to speak Wednesday April 1st about Prospects for Gas-Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs

College of EMS Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:02

Elsworth will talk about how gaseous stimulants offer some advantages in the “hydraulic” fracturing of low permeability reservoirs over traditional water-based fluids. Talk will be held in Wednesday April 1 in C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory at the EMS Energy Institute from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

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Dr. Tieyuan Zhu, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, speaks at the Colloquium Series for Faculty Candidates in Petroleum Geosciences on Monday, March 30th

College of EMS Headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:15

Dr. Zhu presents "Using Seismic Attenuation for Better Subsurface Imaging and Monitoring of Sequestrated CO2” on Monday, March 30th, at 2:30 PM in 541 Deike. Refreshments are available.

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Retired Navy officers to discuss implications of melting Arctic ice sheet

Two Penn State experts and retired high-ranking U.S. Navy officers will discuss the critical global policy and environmental issues resulting from the melting Arctic ice sheet at a talk on April 15 on Penn State’s University Park campus.
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Alumnus presents 'Economics and The Power of Money: A Real World Perspective'

Keith E. Forrest, Penn State University alumnus 1969 bachelor of science in earth and mineral sciences, will share his knowledge about economics and the "real world" in a Thursday presentation for the Shaping the Future Summit: The Power of Money series. Forrest’s presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in Atherton Hall, Room C-9 on the University Park campus. The event is free and open to the public.
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Scientists: Weakening Gulf Stream could impact marine life, weather

Atlantic overturning, or the Gulf Stream, the ocean currents responsible for the mild climate in northwestern Europe, is slowing, according to a new study
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Water Symposium to make a splash in the HUB this Earth Day

Research and art representing a diverse array of colleges and disciplines at Penn State will flood the HUB for the first-ever Water Symposium this Earth Day, April 22. The Water Symposium will bring together a diverse group with specialties not only in water research, but also in arts and architecture, visual arts, and other areas to show Penn State’s commitment to interdisciplinary work.
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Students embrace University’s entrepreneurial community on road to success

When Penn State students Taylor Mitcham and Mitch Robinson decided to attend Penn State, neither one of them knew much about the University or planned to become business owners. Today, both are immersed in the entrepreneurial community at Penn State as they create their own start-ups.
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Richard Alley in The Washington Post

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:51

Glaciologist Richard Alley says new research about the Totten Glacier hints at a possible solution to a question that scientists have long had about the planet’s past.  Full story

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Dr. Ellen Currano, Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming in the Departments of Geology/Geophysics and Botany, speaks at the Geosciences Colloquium on Tuesday, March 24th.

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:01

Dr. Currano, who is also a Penn State alumnus, presents "Life After Penn State: Reconstructing Past Forest Structure and Ecology, Challenging the Face of Science, and Getting My Dream Job" on Tuesday, March 24th, 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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Latest NSF rankings: Penn State scores high in broad range of research fields

In the most recent institutional rankings released by the National Science Foundation of total research expenditures for science and engineering, Penn State stands second in the nation, behind only Johns Hopkins and tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the number of fields in which it is ranked in the top ten.
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Gomez-Tanamachi, Coffey, Flournoy, Ballentine, Toth named Oswald Award winners

Five Penn State students in their respective areas of leadership have been honored with the 2015 John W. Oswald Award. David Gomez-Tanamachi is the recipient in the field of athletics; Tatum Coffey, journalism, speech and mass media; Matthew Flournoy, scholarship; Christopher Ballentine, creative and performing arts; and Dante Toth, social sciences, religious activities and student government.
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Gomez-Tanamachi, Coffey, Flournoy, Ballentine, Toth named 2015 Oswald Award winn

Five Penn State students in their respective areas of leadership have been honored with the 2015 John W. Oswald Award. David Gomez-Tanamachi is the recipient in the field of athletics; Tatum Coffey, journalism, speech and mass media; Matthew Flournoy, scholarship; Christopher Ballentine, creative and performing arts; and Dante Toth, social sciences, religious activities and student government.
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Symposium to highlight student, faculty environmentally relevant research

The 18th Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium (ECMSS), hosted by The Student Association of Environmental Science and Engineering (SAESE), will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 24 and from 9:10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 in the Forest Resources Building. Graduate and undergraduate student researchers are urged to consider giving an oral or poster presentation. The deadline for submitting presentation abstracts is March 20.
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Dr. Bradford Foley, NASA Astrobiology Institute Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science, speaks at the Colloquium Series for Faculty Candidates in Solid Earth Geosciences on Thursday, March 19th.

College of EMS Headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:11

Dr. Foley presents "Initiation of Plate Tectonics and the Development of Habitable Climates on Rocky Planets" on Thursday, March 19th, at 3:45 PM in 541 Deike. Refreshments will be served.

 

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Randall to lead Materials Research Institute

Vice President for Research Neil Sharkey has named Penn State electroceramics scientist Clive Randall as the new director of the Penn State Materials Research Institute.
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The future below: Mining in the 21st century

Penn State student experiences technology and safety innovations in today's mining operations during his internship.
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Renowned National Geographic photographer Polar Day keynote

Joel Sartore, speaker, author, teacher and a 20-year contributor to National Geographic magazine, will give the keynote presentation at Penn State’s third annual Polar Day on March 27.
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Harsh winter was time to shine for Penn State Campus Weather Service

Penn State Campus Weather Service members spent the winter storms tracking numerous, potentially dangerous storms and creating professional-quality forecasts, graphics.
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Sending a 'We Are!' to Penn Staters who go the extra mile

This week, we recognize four people who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters in the College of Engineering, Undergraduate Education, Housing and Food Services and Energy and Mineral Engineering.
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