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Researchers create virtual mobile tour of University Park campus

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 2017-06-21 13:31

A Penn State research group in the Department of Geography developed a mobile app that offers an immersive virtual tour of class gifts and public art across University Park.

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Adult learner fulfills lifelong goal, shares experiences through online program

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 2017-06-21 13:28

Christine Stallard, an adult learner in her 60s, fulfilled a nearly four-decades-long dream of obtaining a bachelor's degree through the online Energy and Sustainability Policy program.

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Penn State graduate student selected for NASA astronaut program

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 2017-06-21 13:21

Zena Cardman, a doctoral student in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, was named a member of NASA’s 2017 class of astronauts on June 7. Vice President Mike Pence joined NASA officials in introducing the 12 men and women during a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Penn State faculty member named College of Earth and Mineral Sciences dean

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 2017-06-21 13:07

Lee Kump, professor and head of the Department of Geosciences at Penn State, has been named the new dean of Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, pending approval of the Penn State Board of Trustees on July 21. Kump will serve as interim dean from June 1 to July 20.

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Gift to Penn State will support ongoing research in food safety, energy

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 2017-06-21 13:04

When it comes to global challenges, there are none more pressing to Penn State alumni Frank and Janet Glasgow Dudek than food safety and clean energy. They are passionate about finding solutions to those challenges, and that's why they are providing $50,000 to Penn State to lead the way.

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Penn Staters' voices heard at science march in Washington, D.C.

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 2017-06-21 12:30

More than 130 members of the Penn State and State College communities traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to take part in the March for Science, a nonpartisan event organized to rally support for science.

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Alumni mentoring program underscores dedication to improving student experiences

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 2017-06-21 12:26

Alumni of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences volunteer their time to benefit students in the college in the numerous ways, the newest of which is an alumni-student mentoring program.

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For decades at Penn State, Pantano scratched the surface of glass research

At about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, Carlo Pantano gets hands-on with his teaching and research. That’s when the Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering pulls melted glass from the crucible at his glass blowing studio in the ground floor of the Hosler Building and begins to shape a material that’s he’s dedicated almost 40 years to understanding. It’s a storied career at Penn State that ends June 30.
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Mann receives Schneider award for outstanding climate science communication

Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State, will receive the seventh annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications from Climate One at the Commonwealth Club.
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Student wins first place in regional petroleum engineering paper contest

A paper written by Evan Galimberti, a rising Penn State senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering, and a master’s degree in energy and mineral engineering through an integrated undergraduate-graduate (IUG) program, won first place in the Eastern North America regional Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) student paper contest. Galimberti will advance to the final, international round of the contest October in San Antonio.
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Japanese slow earthquakes could shed light on tsunami generation

Understanding slow-slip earthquakes in subduction zone areas may help researchers understand large earthquakes and the creation of tsunamis, according to an international team of researchers that used data from instruments placed on the seafloor and in boreholes east of the Japanese coast.
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Grant focuses on 'hydrogen sponge' for use in fuel-cell vehicles

Finding practical hydrogen storage technologies for vehicles powered by fuel cells is the focus of a $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, awarded to Mike Chung, professor of materials science and engineering, Penn State.
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Researchers to discuss future of solar energy

Two Penn State researchers will present “Unwrapping the Power of Solar Energy” at 7 p.m. on June 20 at Liberty Craft House, 346 E. College Ave., in State College.
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Researchers create virtual mobile tour of University Park campus

A Penn State research group in the Department of Geography developed a mobile app that offers an immersive virtual tour of class gifts and public art across University Park.
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Adult learner fulfills lifelong goal, shares experiences through online program

Christine Stallard, an adult learner in her 60s, fulfilled a nearly four-decades-long dream of obtaining a bachelor's degree through the online Energy and Sustainability Policy program.
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EMS Graduate Poster Competition showcases outstanding research across college

Graduate students Natalie Briggs, Joshua Woda and Nathan Smith received top recognition during the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Graduate Student Poster Competition on April 12 at Steidle Building on the University Park campus.
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EMS Graduate Poster Competition showcases outstanding research across college

Graduate students Natalie Briggs, Joshua Woda and Nathan Smith received top recognition during the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Graduate Student Poster Competition on April 12 at Steidle Building on the University Park campus.
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Penn State graduate student selected for NASA astronaut program

Zena Cardman, a doctoral student in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, was named a member of NASA’s 2017 class of astronauts on June 7. Vice President Mike Pence joined NASA officials in introducing the 12 men and women during a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy

The "clean-energy economy" always seems a few steps away but never quite here. Fossil fuels still power transportation, heating and cooling, and manufacturing, but a team of scientists from Penn State and Florida State University have come one step closer to inexpensive, clean hydrogen fuel with a lower cost and industrially scalable catalyst that produces pure hydrogen through a low-energy water-splitting process.
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Ten elected to serve on Alumni Council

Ten alumni leaders have been voted onto Alumni Council — the Alumni Association’s governing board — and will begin their terms July 1.
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