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Sinnott appointed head of materials science and engineering

Susan Sinnott, alumni professor in materials science and director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Atomistic Simulation at the University of Florida, has been named head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State, effective August 1, 2015. Sinnott will take over departmental duties from Gary Messing, distinguished professor of ceramics, who has been department head since 2001.
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Geosciences student finds rare starfish fossil in Happy Valley

College of EMS Headlines - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:20

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Anna Whitaker, a rising sophomore and an honors student in Geosciences, recently went searching for fossils and made an impressive discovery.  Fossils have been prolific at the flank of Tussey Mountain above Pine Grove Mills, just minutes away from the campus, but this find – a starfish from the Ordovician (485-444 Ma) Reedsville Shale – is perhaps a first! Full Story. 

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