Lowum wins NSF graduate fellowship to investigate how to improve cold sintering

Sarah Lowum, a materials science and engineering doctoral student in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), received a 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to investigate how to improve the cold sintering process (CSP). 

Researchers seismically image Shale Hills water catchment

Penn State researchers take part in one of the largest studies ever conducted using more than 2,000 geophones. The group is seismically imaging the Shale Hills water catchment near the Penn State University Park campus.

First-of-its-kind graduate course tackles legal issues in additive manufacturing

Through a newly introduced course, AMD 597 Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing, students will be prepared to navigate the legal issues arising in additive manufacturing, emboldening them to become both technical experts and emerging thought leaders in the industry

Clues on how soils may respond to climate change found

Rock core samples from a period of warming millions of years ago indicate soils contributed to a rapid rise in atmospheric greenhouse gas and suggest modern climate models may overestimate Earth's ability to mitigate future warming, according to an international team of scientists. 

Meteorology graduate student wins NSF fellowship to study tornado formation

Shawn Murdzek, a graduate student studying meteorology and atmospheric science, received a 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He is one of seven EMS students and 24 Penn State students to receive the honor.

'Geodesigning' solutions for the future of Yellowstone National Park

Penn State World Campus graduate students in the Rural/Regional Geodesign Challenges studio course were asked to apply their knowledge to help develop a large-scale recovery, restoration and sustainability plan for one of the most iconic and revered sites in the United States, Yellowstone National Park.

Earth and Mineral Sciences graduate students recognized at research exhibition

wo graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences were recognized for their research and presentation skills during the 2019 Graduate Exhibition, hosted by the Graduate School at Penn State in March.

Fossils show recovery from extinction event helped shape evolutionary history

Researchers found the recovery period following the second largest extinction on record, some 444 million years ago, had a bigger evolutionary impact than the extinction event itself on brachiopods, shelled, clam-like animals that once dominated the sea floor.

Materials science & engineering graduate student finds community at Penn State

An internship at Penn State launched Ama Agyapong toward a career in materials science and engineering and her lifelong goal of improving the devices we use every day.

African-American students to present research at University Park symposium

frican-American undergraduate and graduate students at Penn State who previously have presented research posters at symposiums will present their posters at a Research Symposium and Reception hosted by the Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) in honor of Black History Month.