Earth and Mineral Sciences graduate students recognized at research exhibition
04/23/2019

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
03/27/2019

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
03/27/2019

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
02/19/2019

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.


Graduate student receives award for hurricane research
02/14/2019

Kelly Nunez-Ocasio, who studies how hurricanes form at Penn State, presented her award-winning talk at the Seventh Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability, which was held recently in Phoenix


Strategic Plan seed grant advancing immersive learning experiences at Penn State
02/07/2019

Imagine a world where space and time do not matter, where it's possible to witness critical events in the history of the Earth and humankind, or have a sneak peek into the future.


Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years
01/21/2019

A rapid rise in temperature on ancient Earth triggered a climate response that may have prolonged the warming for many thousands of years, according to scientists.


Graduate Writing Center celebrates 20th anniversary
01/16/2019

Penn State's Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is celebrating 20 years of service to graduate students this month. Founded in January 1999, it was one of the first writing centers dedicated to graduate-level communication.


Energy and Mineral Engineering to host Winter Open House for EMS faculty, staff
11/29/2018

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) is hosting a Winter Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, in the Hosler Building. All faculty and staff in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences are invited to come to enjoy some holiday treats and visit with one another.


Fires fueled spread of grasslands on ancient Earth
11/28/2018

Ancient wildfires played a crucial role in the formation and spread of grasslands like those that now cover large parts of the Earth, according to scientists at Penn State and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.