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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.

College of EMS Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:46

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

College of EMS Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:19

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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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

College of EMS Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:02

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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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

College of EMS Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:29

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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Geosc Colloquium Speaker Scheduled on September 2nd

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:53

The Department of Geosciences opens its Fall 2014 Colloquium Speaker Series on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 4 PM in 022 Deike with Dr. Bärbel Hönisch, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. Her talk is entitled "Challenges of Deciphering Cenozoic Marine Proxy Records." A Coffee and Cookies Reception will precede the talk at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike. All are welcome.

 

Dr. Hönisch, who received her Ph.D from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany, is an expert on ocean acidification. Her research interests focus on understanding the role of the ocean (and in particular the role of marine carbonate chemistry) in global climate change. As she was originally trained as a marine biologist, her approach to paleoceanographic questions often includes a biological component. 

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