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Black History Month Scholar's program highlights faculty research

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.
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Search begins for dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

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.
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Study shows China's severe weather patterns changing drastically since 1960

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.
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Submissions now open for ninth annual Materials Visualization Competition

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.
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Submissions now open for 9th annual Materials Visualization Competition

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. Deadline for submissions is March 19.
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Measuring and improving the impact of parks on health

A team of Penn State researchers is working with the National Park Service to measure and improve its impact on people’s health.
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Method to predict surface ozone pollution levels provides 48-hour heads-up

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.
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Family ties help EMS THON group, Four Diamonds families fight for cancer cure

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.
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Penn State to offer MOOCs on FutureLearn online learning platform

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.
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Local women in STEM-related professions to be highlighted in new WPSU web series

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.
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Local women in STEM-related professions to be highlighted in new WPSU web series

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.
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Student television, film work recognized in national competition

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.
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Scholar’s Program offers discussion opportunities for Black History Month

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.
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Deep groundwater aquifers respond rapidly to climate variability

Changes in climate can rapidly impact even the deepest freshwater aquifers according to Penn State and Columbia University hydrologists.
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Broader updrafts in severe storms may increase chance of damaging hail

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.
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Penn State experiences lead to renewable energy job with GE for EMS student

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.
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New database connects Penn State with Pennsylvania schools

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.
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Energy engineering design projects wanted

College of EMS Headlines - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 09:00

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.

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