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Liberal Arts student has research paper accepted by international conferences

Wed, 2018-02-21 16:04

Penn State Schreyer Scholar Doran Tucker will present his research on medieval armor at Western Michigan University and University of Leeds this spring and summer.

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Seeing is believing: Iceland melts geosciences student’s preconceptions

Wed, 2018-02-21 15:48

Zach Czuprynski visited Iceland through a study away program. As he toured the glaciers, he noticed changes in the environment that have given him a new career goal.

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EMS students reflect on THON journey and leadership behind the scenes

Thu, 2018-02-15 13:15

When five students met at a first-year student orientation, they did not know their friendships would build through college and positively impact the community. Dan Cooley, Cole Ensminger, Steven Langballe, Peter Scalia and Shannon Stellato began their journey as members of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Student Council Benefiting THON (EMS THON) and emerged as leaders to support fundraising to fight cancer.

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Petroleum and natural gas student among elite leaders at global conference

Tue, 2018-01-23 15:25

Being an elite student in an elite program at Penn State affords some elite opportunities. For Andrew Vislosky, a senior majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering at Penn State, it meant being one of eight students worldwide granted an all-expenses-paid trip to the Oil & Money Conference recently held in London.

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Rome wins poster contest for Alaska research; library adds to prizes

Tue, 2018-01-23 15:19

During a 2017 educational-based trip to Alaska that was focused on glacial systems, Courtney Rome began studying something that wasn't on the syllabus. Her curiosity resulted in an award-winning poster at the annual EMS Undergraduate Poster Exhibition.

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Tickets for EMS Gala highlights close-knit feel of the college

Wed, 2018-01-17 16:27

There's still time to purchase tickets for the EMS Gala, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' (EMS) formal event for students, faculty and staff.

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Institute for CyberScience names spring 2018 distinguished visiting researchers

Mon, 2018-01-15 16:46

The Institute for CyberScience will bring two acclaimed researchers to Penn State in spring 2018 through the ICS Distinguished Visiting Researcher Program. The program provides funding for accomplished scholars in computational science fields to visit, deliver seminars, meet students, and discuss potential collaborations with Penn State faculty.

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New course to examine science, policy and ethics surrounding climate change

Mon, 2018-01-15 16:31

"Ethics of Climate Change," a new interdomain course being offered at University Park this spring, seeks to introduce students to the science, policy and ethics of climate change.

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Power Up! Penn State's new data center crunches big numbers, solves big problems

Thu, 2018-01-04 16:49

Too much of a good thing. That's the situation many scientists face in this age of Big Data. Thanks to a new data center at Penn State, researchers can now analyze huge amounts of information and complex models that were grindingly slow or impossible to handle before.

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Penn State announces Global Programs Travel Grants 2017 competition results

Thu, 2018-01-04 16:46

Twice a year, Global Programs solicits applications for international travel from faculty and graduate students. Based on the review committees' evaluations and recommendations, 30 applicants were selected for funding support. The awardees will travel to 19 countries on four continents. 

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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences names fall 2017 student marshal

Wed, 2017-12-13 14:05

Varumporn Pimsen has been named the student marshal for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' fall 2017 commencement ceremony. She will lead the college's procession of graduates during the Penn State undergraduate commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.

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Controlled burns limited severity of Rim Fire

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:14

Controlled burning of forestland helped limit the severity of one of California's largest wildfires, according to Penn State geographers.

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Penn State convenes leaders to discuss methane emissions regulation

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:09

Representatives from the state and federal government, the energy industry, environmental groups, and numerous Penn State colleges and campuses came together at Penn State on Nov. 29 for a conference on "Regulatory Approaches to Methane and Other Air Emissions from Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations."

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Gregory Jenkins: Faculty Profiles in Diversity and Inclusion

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:06

Gregory Jenkins' interest in meteorology and the environment can be traced back to his own childhood when he would find himself in the library, deciphering weather books or at home watching forecasts on television and wondering why they weren't correct. Now, his work at Penn State in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences brings together his fascination with meteorology, his goal of inspiring and encouraging his students, and his ambition of having a positive impact on underserved areas.

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Students aim to reimagine transportation through electric bike social enterprise

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:03

A group of Penn State students is getting charged up by Project BYOB, or "Bring Your Own Bike," a student-driven initiative that is working to create an environmentally friendly transportation system by converting standard bicycles to electric.

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Partnership celebrates global synergy, accomplishments at joint energy workshop

Mon, 2017-12-11 09:53

Members of the Penn State - Dalian Joint Center for Energy Research (JCER), a partnership between Penn State and Dalian University of Technology (DUT), one of the top research universities in China in energy and chemical engineering, met on campus recently to discuss ongoing research and collaboration initiatives and progress made in advancing clean energy research.

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Dinner honors Joel Myers, raises more than $350,000 for Renaissance Scholarships

Mon, 2017-12-11 09:50

Penn State's 41st annual Renaissance Fund dinner on Nov. 29 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel honored Joel Myers, three-time Penn State alumnus; State College resident; and the founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather Inc.

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Penn State names Schlumberger 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year

Mon, 2017-12-11 09:47

Penn State honored oilfield services leader Schlumberger as its 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year.

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Some like it cold

Thu, 2017-11-16 14:30

Scientists at Penn State go to the ends of the Earth to find out what makes glaciers tick.

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Congressional briefing addresses science's impact on weather prediction, economy

Thu, 2017-11-16 14:24

Penn State researcher Fuqing Zhang was one of three experts on a panel, representing universities, federally funded labs and the private sector, who briefed Congress on how recent advances in technology have improved severe weather forecasting, allowing targeted forecasts for both the public and businesses that support the economy and can save lives. The briefing, sponsored by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), took place today (Nov.14).

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