Starting fall 2020 through 2021, the college will be hosting numerous celebratory events to commemorate the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' 125th anniversary and they will be posted below when details are confirmed. Please check back often as this page will be updated frequently.
- Oct. 18, 2021: Earth Talks - 125th Lecture
"National Science Board Vision 2030: Making a Difference for America's Research Ecosystem"
Victor R. McCrary, Vice Chair of the National Science Board
4 - 5:00 p.m.; Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/s/767635597
- Oct. 18, 2021: Lattman Lecture
"Training the Next Generation Workforce for a Sustainable Future”
Melissa Lee, founder and CEO of the GREEN Program
5:00 p.m.; 26 Hosler Building
- Oct. 22, 2021: Ryan Family Student Center Welcome Home
Event will be held in conjunction with Homecoming annual parade watching gathering
- Oct. 28, 2021: Special Geosciences Colloquium for 125th Anniversary Celebration
Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Dr. Norman Keevil Chair in Ore Deposits Geology at the University of Toronto, "Imaging Habitable Worlds – Lessons from the Deep Biosphere and Hydrogeosphere"
4:00 p.m.; 220 Hammond Building (tentative) - may switch to Zoom
- September 29, 2021: Innovations in Education and Research Symposia
Panel Discussion: "Strength in Numbers: The Impact of Teaching and Learning Partnerships"
- September 13: Innovations in Education and Research Symposia
Karen Marosi, Director of Student Engagement, Ryan Family Student Center
"The Benefits of Engagment"
- August 26: GEMS 125th Anniversary Educational Series
James Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences
"Habitable Zones and the Search for Life on Planets Around Other Stars"
- July 28, 2021: Innovations in Education and Research Symposia
"Pioneers in Remote and Online Education"
Jane Sutterlin and Maria Wherley, "How Technology and Learning Science Can Change Your Teaching"
Time: 10-11 a.m.
- June 22: GEMS 125th Anniversary Educational Series
Clive Randall, director of the Materials Research Institute
"Cold Sintering of Functional Materials with a View Toward Sustainability"
- June 2, 2021: Village Lecture Series: Conversations with Colleagues
Guido Cervone, professor of geography and professor of meteorology and atmospheric science, "Did COVID reduced mobility reduce atmospheric emissions?"
- May 19: Panel - "Getting to Negative: strategies, ethics, and co-benefits of carbon capture and sequestration" Panel is part of IEE's Energy Days and will feature the below panelists:
- Wei Peng, School of International Affairs and Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Jennifer Baka, Department of Geography
- Jacqueline O'Connor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach
- Bruce Logan, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Assoc Director IEE
- Erica Smithwick, Department of Geography, Assoc Director IEE
- Tom Richard, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Director IEE
- Xiaoxing Wang, Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
- April 22, 2021: Village Lecture Series: Conversations with Colleagues
Bill Brune, "Lightning Splits More than Trees: It Splits Molecules Too"
- April 20, 2021: GEMS 125th Anniversary Educational Series (virtual webinar)
Tim White, research professor and director of the EMS Sustainability Council
Time: Noon. - "Sustainability Initiatives Aimed at Environmental Footprint Reduction in the College of EMS"
- April 15, 2021: 125th EMS Anniversary Steidle Cafe
Speakers: Amit Das, State-of-the-Art; Long-Qing Chen, MatSE; George Kotsoni, Ph.D. Candidate.
Time: 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
- April 14-15, 2021: "Reflections and Future Perspectives of Polymer Science in EMS" (virtual event)
Series of lectures by both Penn State and non-Penn State faculty and keynote and pleanary speakers, Geoffrey Coates and Thomas Epps III
(DAY 1) Wednesday, April 14: 1-6 p.m.
(DAY 2) Thursday, APRIL 15: 1-6 p.m.
- April 14, 2021: Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science's Hussey Lecture (virtual event)
Speaker: Harry Campbell, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
- April, 14-15, 2021: Celebration of Undergraduate Engagement (CUE) (virtual event)
Student presentations, workshops, and guest speakers will highlight undergraduate research and engagement experiences.
- April 11, 2021: Center for Energy Law and Policy and EME Joint Webinar
Panel Discussion: "Planning for the Unplanned: Designing Resilience in Energy Systems"
Watch Zoom recording >>
- Friday, April 9, 2021: 2021 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering
4:00 p.m. EST; Mr. William E. (Bill) Cobb, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer - Freeport-McMoRan Americas
"Meeting Escalating Stakeholder Expectations of the Mining Sector"
- March 26-27, 2021: EMEX - 125th Anniversary Century of Excellence Activity (virtual event)
Earth and Mineral Sciences EXposition (EMEX) is the College's annual student-run open house
- March 25, 2021: Center for Energy Law and Policy and EME Joint Webinar
4:00 p.m. via Zoom
Panel Discussion: "Who Decides on Resilience for Energy Systems?"
- March 25, 2021: Village Lecture Series: Conversations with Colleagues
10 a.m.: Erica Smithwick, "Role of Wildlife on Ecosystem Function"
- March 18: 125th EMS Anniversary Steidle Cafe
Speakers: Doug Wolfe, ARL; Trevor Clark, Materials Characterization Lab; Conghang Qu, Ph.D. Candidate.
Time: 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
- March 8, 2021: Center for Energy Law and Policy and EME Joint Webinar
Panel Discussion: "What Messed With Texas, and Could it Happen Here?"
- Feb. 25, 2021: Village Lecture Series: Conversations with Colleagues (part of the Pioneers in Remote and Online Education series)
Ann Taylor, "What will Teaching and Learning Look Like Post-Pandemic?"
- Feb. 19, 2021: Geography 125th Anniversary Coffee Hour Speaker
Speaker: Karen Seto, Yale University
Talk: Contemporary Urbanization: Problem or Panacea for the Planet?
- Feb. 18: 125th EMS Anniversary Steidle Cafe
Speakers: Alumnus: Tim Hsu, Ph.D., President, Polymics, Ltd.; Faculty: Urara Hasegawa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Graduate Student: Hari Padmanabhan, Ph.D. candidate
Time: 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
- Feb. 16: GEMS 125th Anniversary Educational Series
Speaker: Seth Blumsack, John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
Talk: "Beyond the Power Grid: The Next Generation of Energy Transitions (and the people who will make them happen)"
- Feb. 6 - 16: Picture a Scientist Week
Picture a Scientist Week, jointly sponsored by the Eberly College of Science and College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, will feature events focused on celebrating diversity and equity in the STEM fields in conjunction with Black History Month.
- Feb. 6-11: "Picture a Scientist" documentary free-viewing sessions
- Feb. 6: Empower Conference: Building Connections Through Community
- Feb. 10: Picture a Scientist Q&A with Jane Willenbring
- Feb. 10: Jane Willenbring, SAGF Lecture
- Feb. 11: Diversity in STEM Trivia Night
- Feb. 16: EMS Women Faculty Panel Discussion
- Jan. 28: Village Lecture Series: Conversations with Colleagues
Jim Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, "Habitable Zones and the Search of Life on Planets Around Other Stars"
- Dec. 15, 2020: GEMS 125th Anniversary Virtual Educational Series
Speaker: Rob Lydick, host and forecaster for Weather World and researcher in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, will launch the virtual GEMS series
Talk: "New Mission for Weather World"
- Nov. 18: Historian Ibram X. Kendi to discuss how to be an antiracist at virtual event
Ibram X. Kendi, one of America's foremost historians and leading antiracist voices
Talk: discussed his book "How to Be an Antiracist". The free, live-streamed event featured a moderated conversation with Kendi, followed by Q&A.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m