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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.

News

EnvironMentors at Penn State
Faculty mentors sought for the Penn State EnvironMentors program
07/31/2019

EnvironMentors at Penn State, a local chapter of a national program focused on engaging and preparing underrepresented high school students for careers in STEM fields, is looking for faculty mentors as it expands into its second year.


An image from the film "DisemPOWERed: Puerto Rico's Perfect Storm" shows protesters stand facing police officers in Puerto Rico.
Film on Puerto Rico, energy policy to premiere at Penn State
07/08/2019

"DisemPOWERed: Puerto Rico's Perfect Storm," a film that examines the reasons why Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, will premiere at Penn State. The screening will occur at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in Foster Auditorium in Pattee Library.


Wind competition team
Penn State team places first in Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition
06/24/2019

An interdisciplinary team of 17 Penn State students recently placed first overall in the 2019 Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition, a contest designed to challenge undergraduate students to create unique solutions to complex wind energy projects. This is Penn State's fourth victory in the competition in the last six years.


Mark Klima demonstrates coal byproduct separation
Penn State launches Center for Critical Minerals
05/29/2019

Edward Steidle, former dean of Penn State's College of Mineral Industries, the predecessor of the present College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, wrote these visionary words in 1952: "American industry will be faced not only with a lack of raw materials at home, but also with the difficulty of obtaining supplies abroad."


Old Main at dusk on Penn State's University Park campus.
Institutes of Energy and the Environment announces seed grant recipients
05/07/2019

The 2018-19 Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grant recipients have been awarded to 18 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State.