Alan MacEachren, Penn State professor of geography
MacEachren receives a 2019 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award

Alan MacEachren, professor of geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has received a Penn State 2019 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award.

Chess pieces
Decision makers need contextual interactive guidance

Researchers investigating an interactive program using trade-off diagrams that would lead decision makers in the right direction, allow compromises, but not dictate the results.

Twitter data has potential for expanding social science research
Seed grants awarded to projects using Twitter data

Penn State's  Social Science Research Institute(SSRI), in collaboration with the Institute for CyberScience (ICS) and the College of Information Sciences and Technology, has awarded over $100,000 in funding to support six new interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers whose work is aimed at developing innovative research programs using Twitter data.

Controlled burn in mixed conifer forest
North Pacific jet stream, moisture and fires change with fire suppression

Future conditions in California may include more rain rather than snow during the wet season, longer fire seasons, and higher temperatures leading to drier fire seasons, according to a team of researchers who looked at the historic patterns of the North Pacific Jet, precipitation and fire.

 Draw the Lines PA winners from GEOG 421 Population Geography gather in the Main Rotunda of the State Capitol in Harrisburg
Complex trade-offs persist in drawing fair election maps for purple PA

Penn State Professor Christopher Fowler's fall 2018 GEOG 421: Population Geography class won first place in the Higher-Ed division of the "Draw the Lines PA" statewide finals in February.