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Students explore ocean mysteries, help local community appreciate coral reefs

Spending spring break in the Bahamas may seem the perfect way to relax—but if you’re an aspiring scientist, it’s the ideal chance to collect data and study unsolved ocean mysteries.
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Engineering students to show off design solutions at May 4 showcase

Engineering students will display their solutions to industry-posed problems at the Engineering Design Showcase from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on May 4 at the Bryce Jordan Center.
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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. For more information see

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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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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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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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Dr. Ananya Mallik, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bayreuth, Germany, to speak at the Colloquium Series Monday, March 16th

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 15:23

Dr. Mallik presents "The Fate of Crustal Melt in a Mantle Milieu: Implications for Volatile-Fluxed Melting of Earth's Heterogeneous Upper Mantle" on Monday, March 16th, at 2:30 PM in 541 Deike. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. 


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