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Researchers take tips from 'Twister' to chase elusive storm data

Some great ideas are born out of years of painstaking research. Others are gleaned from the plotline of the movie "Twister."
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Research grant to help students learn what goes on beneath Earth's surface

Getting to the core of the problem of teaching young students about the dynamic Earth is the impetus of a four-year, $2.8 million grant awarded to Penn State Associate Professor Scott McDonald.
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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences hosting free International Culture Night

College of EMS Headlines - 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

College of EMS Headlines - 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

College of EMS Headlines - 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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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences hosting free International Culture Night

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 Ceramics Society

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

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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Chen receives Humboldt Award

Long-Qing Chen, Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, professor of engineering science and mechanics and professor of mathematics, Penn State, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany.
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WPSU Penn State production wins prestigious Mid-Atlantic Emmy

A WPSU production that explores the legacy of a Penn State weather show that provides students firsthand broadcasting experience has earned a prestigious Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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Fellowship allows graduate student to follow mom's footsteps into public service

After defending her dissertation in August, meteorology graduate student Caroline Normile entered public service in September to share her scientific perspective in a U.S. Congress member's office, through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program.
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14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

College of EMS Headlines - 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

College of EMS Headlines - 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

College of EMS Headlines - 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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Blackadar continues to contribute to meteorology department through scholarship

The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science is highlighting the career of former department head Alfred K. Blackadar and his continuing contributions to learning through the Al and Betty Blackadar Graduate Scholarship in Meteorology.
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Research symposium honoring three EMS emeritus professors slated for Sept. 11

A research symposium honoring three earth and mineral sciences emeritus professors will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 11, in the Atherton Hotel’s Vanderbilt Room in State College, Pennsylvania. The symposium will feature speakers discussing the impact of the careers of Michael Arthur, professor emeritus of geosciences; Terry Engelder, professor emeritus of geosciences; and Turgay Ertekin, professor emeritus of petroleum and natural gas engineering.
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Report addresses flooding and flood insurance impacts on rural Pennsylvania

A newly released report examines how flooding and recent changes to the federal flood insurance program are impacting rural Pennsylvania in unique ways.
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Chen receives Humboldt Award

Long-Qing Chen, Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, professor of engineering science and mechanics and professor of mathematics, Penn State, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany.
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Brooks elected Fellow of the Society of Wetland Scientists

Robert Brooks, Ruby S. and E. Willard Miller Professor of Geography and Ecology and director of Riparia, was elected a Fellow of the Society of Wetland Scientists, the society’s highest honor, during a ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

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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