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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences hosting free International Culture Night

Fri, 2017-09-15 12:51

People interested in learning about some of the world's foods, performing arts, cultures and more can attend the third annual International Culture Night to celebrate cultures from around the world and enhance their cultural experiences. The event will take place from 5:45 to 8 p.m on Tuesday, Sept. 19, on the ground floor of the Deike Building on the University Park campus.

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Materials scientist Messing named Honorary Fellow of European Ceramic Society

Fri, 2017-09-15 12:48

Gary Messing, distinguished professor of ceramic science and engineering, has been sharing research advancements with his European colleagues for decades so being named one of the eight inaugural honorary fellows of the European Ceramics Society (ECerS) was a special accomplishment for the decorated scientist.

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Online educator Cole lauded with lifetime achievement award for sustainability

Fri, 2017-09-15 12:42

Vera Cole, energy and sustainability policy program chair, was awarded the Epstein Lifetime Achievement Award for her roles with Penn State's energy and sustainability policy online programs offered through the University's World Campus and with the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association.

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14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

Thu, 2017-09-07 17:00

The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 4 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.

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Flying down to Rio

Thu, 2017-09-07 16:56

In the Rio Studio, advanced architecture and landscape architecture students used digital technology, including virtual reality, to explore design solutions for a Brazilian favela. Jose Duarte, Stuckeman Chair in Design Innovation at Penn State, has long been interested in how these unplanned communities take shape, and how they evolve. What are the hidden rules that underlie their emergence and growth? By decoding these rules, he says, we can both improve existing settlements and better face the design challenges of the future.

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WE ARE for Science fields questions from inquiring kids, adults at Grange Fair

Thu, 2017-09-07 16:53

As rows of tents dotted the countryside, the Grange Fair offered a chance to get back to more simple times. But for members of the group WE ARE for Science, it was a chance to shape the future of science policy, education and public outreach. About 40 members of the group recently spent a day at the fair fielding questions from kids and parents alike, in areas such as astronomy, entomology and geosciences at their "Ask a Scientist" event.

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Course introduces students to critical zone science

Mon, 2017-08-28 11:59

A new course encourages students to take a highly interdisciplinary approach to dealing with pressing environmental challenges. The curriculum is an introduction to critical zone science, an emerging field that brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds to study the place where rock, soil, water, air and life meet.

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Course introduces students to critical zone science

Mon, 2017-08-28 11:59

A new course encourages students to take a highly interdisciplinary approach to dealing with pressing environmental challenges. The curriculum is an introduction to critical zone science, an emerging field that brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds to study the place where rock, soil, water, air and life meet.

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Beese awarded for additive manufacturing research, mentoring

Thu, 2017-08-17 16:25

Allison Beese, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, recently earned the International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award for research accomplishments related to additive manufacturing of metallic materials.

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Beese awarded for additive manufacturing research, mentoring

Thu, 2017-08-17 16:25

Allison Beese, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, recently earned the International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award for research accomplishments related to additive manufacturing of metallic materials.

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New EME head: Department best positioned to lead ‘energy university’ push

Wed, 2017-08-16 15:34

Sanjay Srinivasan, the newly appointed head of the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME), said he's looking forward to helping "world-class" faculty further extend Penn State's reputation as "the energy university."

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New EME head: Department best positioned to lead ‘energy university’ push

Wed, 2017-08-16 15:34

Sanjay Srinivasan, the newly appointed head of the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME), said he’s looking forward to helping “world-class” faculty further extend Penn State’s reputation as “the energy university.”

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For EMS students, Denver trip offers glimpse of life during, after dinosaurs

Wed, 2017-08-09 16:22

In a weekend, imagine walking the earth before the time of dinosaurs, then during the period in which they roamed, and finishing your walk long after their demise. For students in a geobiology (Geosc 204) course that culminates with a field trip to the Denver Basin, that's the story that's told in the exposed rocks of Dinosaur Ridge, Green Mountain, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and backstage visits to a nearby museum.

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For EMS students, Denver trip offers glimpse of life during, after dinosaurs

Wed, 2017-08-09 16:22

In a weekend, imagine walking the earth before the time of dinosaurs, then during the period in which they roamed, and finishing your walk long after their demise. For students in a geobiology (Geosc 204) course that culminates with a field trip to the Denver Basin, that’s the story that’s told in the exposed rocks of Dinosaur Ridge, Green Mountain, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and backstage visits to a nearby museum.

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EMS continues weather forecasting dominance, earns sixth straight national honor

Mon, 2017-07-24 11:08

Predicting the weather is a challenge, but predicting who will win the national WxChallenge isn't nearly as hard. Penn State's WxChallenge team continues to dominate the 20-week weather forecasting competition, recently earning its sixth straight top finish.

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EMS continues weather forecasting dominance, earns sixth straight national honor

Mon, 2017-07-24 11:08

Predicting the weather is a challenge, but predicting who will win the national WxChallenge isn’t nearly as hard. Penn State’s WxChallenge team continues to dominate the 20-week weather forecasting competition, recently earning its sixth straight top finish.

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Ancient plankton-like microfossils span two continents

Mon, 2017-07-17 14:26

Large, robust, lens-shaped microfossils from the approximately 3.4 billion-year-old Kromberg Formation of the Kaapvaal craton in eastern South Africa are not only among the oldest elaborate microorganisms known, but are also related to other intricate microfossils of the same age found in the Pilbara Craton of Australia, according to an international team of scientists.

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Ancient plankton-like microfossils span two continents

Mon, 2017-07-17 14:26

Large, robust, lens-shaped microfossils from the approximately 3.4 billion-year-old Kromberg Formation of the Kaapvaal craton in eastern South Africa are not only among the oldest elaborate microorganisms known, but are also related to other intricate microfossils of the same age found in the Pilbara Craton of Australia, according to an international team of scientists.

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Energy and mineral engineering professor awarded SME career development grant

Mon, 2017-07-17 14:23

Shimin Liu, Joseph Kreutzberger Early Career Professor and assistant professor of energy and mineral engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, has been selected to receive one of the 2017 Freeport-McMoRan Career Development Grants from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.

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Energy and mineral engineering professor awarded SME career development grant

Mon, 2017-07-17 14:23

Shimin Liu, Joseph Kreutzberger Early Career Professor and assistant professor of energy and mineral engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, has been selected to receive one of the 2017 Freeport-McMoRan Career Development Grants from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.

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