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John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering helps solve the world’s energy problems through high-quality, innovative teaching, research, and service. From mineral recovery to its use, the department plays a major role in the "power of life." Its mission is to help supply society with an affordable supply of energy and minerals; work to ensure human health and safety; and protect and maintain the quality of the environment. View the information below to learn more.

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Charles Zebula, president of energy supply for American Electric Power, will give the 2019 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture
G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture to focus on the future of energy
04/04/2019

Charles Zebula, president of energy supply for American Electric Power (AEP) will give the 2019 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering at Penn State. 


Penn State students tour the on-site lab at ExxonMobil's Houston campus.
Penn State Society of Petroleum Engineers visits ExxonMobil Houston campus
03/20/2019

The Penn State chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) attended a conference sponsored by SPE International and were fortunate enough to get to visit ExxonMobil's facility as part of their visit to the area.


Jon Benesch (second from right) and his wife, Deborah (third from right), created an Open Doors Scholarship in EMS
EMS alumnus establishes $500K Open Doors Scholarship
03/13/2019

Penn State alumnus Jon Benesch and his wife, Deborah created the Jon and Deborah Family Open Doors Scholarship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.


Students develop skills necessary to respond to a mine rescue emergency through contest
Penn State to host Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Contest
03/12/2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State will host the 2019 Eastern SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration) Spring Collegiate Mine Rescue Contest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the Penn State Snider Agricultural Arena.


Marcellus Shale drilling site in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Researcher to study Earth's subsurface stress during oil and gas production
03/12/2019

Penn State researcher Amin Mehrabian was recently awarded a $110,000 grant from the American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund to study subsurface stress in hydrocarbon reservoirs.