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Forest fire
Controlled burns limited severity of Rim Fire
12/08/2017

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
12/05/2017

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
11/13/2017

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
11/06/2017

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.


Penn State's Millennium Scholars program was designed to increase diversity in STEM fields.
Millennium Scholars: Helping Increase Diversity in STEM Fields
11/06/2017

Penn State's Millennium Scholars program was designed to increase diversity in STEM fields. The highly selective program provides training to high-achieving, high-performing undergraduate students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. and who have committed to increasing diversity throughout their careers.