Guido Cervone, left, and then-student Yanni Cao, a 2016 alumna
Penn State geographers go to New Orleans for American Geophysical Union meeting

Faculty and students in the Department of Geography are among the many Penn State Earth scientists participating in the 2017 American Geophysical Union meeting, which began Dec. 11 and runs through Dec. 15 in New Orleans. The geographers are highlighting applications of new visualization technologies for Earth science topics.

Forest fire
Controlled burns limited severity of Rim Fire

Controlled burning of forestland helped limit the severity of one of California's largest wildfires, according to Penn State geographers.

Members of the Penn State - Dalian Joint Center for Energy Research
Partnership celebrates global synergy, accomplishments at joint energy workshop

Members of the Penn State - Dalian Joint Center for Energy Research (JCER), a partnership between Penn State and Dalian University of Technology (DUT), one of the top research universities in China in energy and chemical engineering, met on campus recently to discuss ongoing research and collaboration initiatives and progress made in advancing clean energy research.

A group of Centred Outdoors hikers explores a trail in Black Moshannon State Park.
Centred Outdoors, interdisciplinary project benefits environment, community

With support from the Sustainable Communities Collaborative, a program in Penn State's Sustainability Institute, students, faculty and community groups recently partnered with Centred Outdoors, a program that encouraged residents to explore the beauty of Centre County's outdoors and pursue health and wellness.

Geography graduate student Elham Nasr Azadani tells a story to students at the nature school about “Yalda Night.”
Graduate student recognized as environmental education game-changer

Geography graduate student Elham Nasr Azadani was selected by the North American Association for Environmental Education as one of their "EE 30 Under 30" for 2017.