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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

The more new generation capacity that enters the market, the larger the reduction in wholesale energy costs
Nuclear power shutdowns won't spike power prices
06/19/2018

Despite economic woes that could shutter two of Pennsylvania's nuclear power plants -- which generate 6 percent of the state's power -- power prices will remain steady due to low natural gas prices, according to Seth Blumsack, associate professor of energy policy and economics, Penn State.


Open Doors Scholarship Program
EMS academic and alumni leaders create Open Doors Scholarships
06/07/2018

The Kump, Bryja and Schlosser families have stepped up for Penn State students through philanthropy.


EcoCoin
EcoCoin: New program aims to decrease plastic bag use on campus
05/30/2018

A new program aims to reduce the number of plastic bags used at the Penn State Bookstore. The program, called EcoCoin, will launch initially on the University Park campus this summer. Sam Anawalt, the director of the EcoCoin program, is a Penn State junior studying energy and sustainability policy.


seed grants
Human Health and the Environment seed grant recipients announced
05/21/2018

Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2018 have been awarded to eight interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers. The seed grants were funded through a collaboration of Penn State Institutes and the College of Medicine, which collectively contributed more than $400,000.


Zuleima Karpyn
Karpyn selected Administrative Fellow for 2018-19
05/18/2018

Zuleima Karpyn, professor and chair, Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering was elected an administrative fellow for 2018-19. Her mentor will be Nick Jones, executive vice president and provost.