ncorporating field data for the first time, researchers at Penn State demonstrated machine learning can be a powerful and cost-effective tool for monitoring sequestered carbon dioxide (CO2), overcoming a hurdle for the burgeoning technology aimed at combating climate change. New work from researchers at Penn State demonstrates that machine learning could greatly reduce the long-term costs of monitoring carbon sequestration site
Earle “Skip” Lenker established the Earle S. Lenker Fund for Field Studies in Geology to help students participate in field camp, a unique learning experience where students travel to the western U.S. to witness the geological formations they’re learning about in the classroom.
Kayla Irizarry, doctoral candidate in geosciences at Penn State, is using her Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship to better understand what controlled diversity in Earth’s earliest complex ecosystems.
Rocks once buried deep in ancient subduction zones — where tectonic plates collide — could help scientists make better predictions of how these zones behave during the years between major earthquakes, according to a research team from Penn State and Brown University.
Trees are struggling to sequester heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) in warmer, drier climates, meaning that they may no longer serve as a solution for offsetting humanity’s carbon footprint as the planet continues to warm, according to a new study led by Penn State researchers.
Chris Widga has been appointed as the new director of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery, which boasts a vast and varied collection of roughly 20,000 items, from gemstones, to industrial safety equipment, to paintings of industry.