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Barry Voight elected to National Academy of Engineering

Barry Voight, professor emeritus of geology and geological engineering, Penn State, is among 84 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
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Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties

Desirable properties including increased electrical conductivity, improved mechanical properties, or magnetism for memory storage or information processing may be possible because of a theoretical method to control grain boundaries in two-dimensional materials, according to Penn State materials scientists.
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Cultivating the connections between people and their environment

As the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, geography graduate student Megan Baumann has been spending the last few summers in Nicaragua learning from farmers how they manage their land and crops.
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Wang wins outstanding young researcher award at carbon dioxide conference

College of EMS Headlines - Tue, 2017-10-17 16:28

Xiaoxing Wang, an associate research professor in Penn State's Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute, received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award at the 15th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization, held July 17-21 in Shanghai, China.

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University leadership's plea to Penn Staters: write to legislators

College of EMS Headlines - Tue, 2017-10-17 16:24

University leaders are renewing their plea to Penn Staters and others, asking them to urge Pennsylvania legislators to release the University's state funds. Without critical state funding, Penn State would be forced to make "dramatic cuts and raise tuition, perhaps even for the upcoming spring semester."

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Secretary of energy spotlights Penn State-industry rare-earth-elements project

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Rep. Lou Barletta highlighted the national importance of a new Penn State–industry collaboration during a recent visit to a Jeddo Coal Company mine in Ebervale, Pennsylvania.
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Glass scientist Mauro joins Penn State, sets sights on shaping students

Glass researcher John Mauro’s plane had just touched down stateside from an intercontinental flight from Japan when he suddenly realized the broad impact of his work. Mauro recently joined the Penn State faculty as a professor of materials science and engineering.
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Wang wins outstanding young researcher award at carbon dioxide conference

Xiaoxing Wang, an associate research professor in Penn State’s Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute, received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award at the 15th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization, held July 17-21 in Shanghai, China.
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Wang wins outstanding young researcher award at carbon dioxide conference

Xiaoxing Wang, an associate research professor in Penn State’s Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute, received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award at the 15th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization, held July 17-21 in Shanghai, China.
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University leadership's plea to Penn Staters: write to legislators

University leaders are renewing their plea to Penn Staters and others, asking them to urge Pennsylvania legislators to release the University's state funds. Without critical state funding, Penn State would be forced to make "dramatic cuts and raise tuition, perhaps even for the upcoming spring semester."
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Ag Sciences students to represent Penn State at World Food Prize Symposium

College of EMS Headlines - Wed, 2017-10-11 13:20

Five students enrolled in College of Agricultural Sciences programs, including Maddy Nyblade, a senior majoring in geosciences and minoring in international agriculture, will represent Penn State at the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue, one of the events planned during the annual World Food Prize International Symposium, Oct. 18-20 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries

We have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some down sides. Now a team of Penn State engineers have a different type of lithium sulfur battery that could be more efficient, less expensive and safer.
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Penn State launches interdisciplinary Center for Security Research and Education

Penn State has announced the creation of a new center designed to bring together the University’s many strengths in all aspects of national, homeland and global security. The new Center for Security Research and Education incorporates 10 Penn State colleges, schools and research units to focus a broad range of academic endeavor on society’s most critical threats.
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How a Penn State partnership reshaped science education

Seven years ago, Katie Bateman, then a middle school science teacher in the Philadelphia area, started benefiting from the Earth and Space Science Partnership, a program funded by the National Science Foundation designed to help Pennsylvania science teachers build upon their understanding and teaching of big ideas in Earth and space science. Since then, she joined Penn State and has been part of the more than $9 million initiative aimed at reshaping the teaching and learning of Earth and space science in Pennsylvania.
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New CIMP-3D co-director Hickner to expand polymer and composites research

As new co-director of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D), Michael Hickner plans to use his background in polymer science and engineering to open new avenues of research. Hickner, Corning Faculty Fellow in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, sees polymers and polymer-based composites as a major growth area.
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Climate change and extreme weather challenge communities to be resilient

Flooding in Texas and again in Louisiana, a category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic hammering Caribbean islands and Florida and, of course, memories of Sandy and Katrina place extreme weather events like hurricanes and the flooding, storm surge and winds that accompany them in the minds of people in the storms' paths, but also forefront in the minds of administrators, first responders, government officials and city planners.
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Hannah Pohlmann to be awarded Astronaut Scholarship

Schreyer Honors College Scholar Hannah Pohlmann will be officially presented with the prestigious Astronaut Scholarship at a ceremony on Oct. 13.
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Ag Sciences students to represent Penn State at World Food Prize Symposium

Five students enrolled in College of Agricultural Sciences programs will represent Penn State at the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue, one of the events planned during the annual World Food Prize International Symposium.
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Science communication focus of 2017 Lattman Lecture given by meteorology alumnus

College of EMS Headlines - Tue, 2017-10-03 11:22

Jim Steenburgh, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah and Penn State alumnus, will give the 2017 Lattman Visiting Scholar of Science and Society Lecture. His talk, titled "Communicating Science in the 21st Century: Personal and Political Challenges and Opportunities," will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum on the ground floor of Deike Building. The event is free and open to the public.

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Penn State hosts 15 new NSF graduate researchers

The Graduate School at Penn State is pleased to host 15 new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award recipients for the 2017-18 academic year.
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