Our graduate students are integral to the research we conduct, and they also are dedicated to making a difference in communities. Learn more about their research, outreach efforts, and other projects below.
David Bowman, professor of pyrogeography and fire science at the University of Tasmania, will deliver a talk titled "Viewing the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire crisis through a pyrogeographic lens" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.
Rebecca Bliege Bird, professor of anthropology at Penn State, will deliver a talk titled "Indigenous fire regimes and their ecosystem services under climate change" at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27.
A new seminar series has been established by the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences to celebrate women conducting energy and water research, to highlight their successes, to engage women students and to provide an opportunity for faculty to establish and expand their professional network and mentoring relationships.
David McWethy, assistant research professor at Montana State University, will discuss climate-human-fire interactions and feedbacks in temperate ecosystems during a talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20.
Jessica Thompson, assistant professor of anthropology at Yale University, will discuss the early evolution of fire-human relationships during a talk at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13.
President Eric Barron has created the Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force to reconsider Penn State's greenhouse gas emissions goal of reducing greenhouse gas outputs to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 with a view toward setting a more aggressive target as well as a revised timeframe.
The Institutes of Energy and the Environment, through its Health and the Environment thematic area, is inviting members of the Penn State research community to participate in a series of four workshops on topics related to health and the built environment.
The Fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series, "Fire in the Earth System," will address humanity's long relationship with fire, how humans and climate create conditions conducive to megafires, and how policy makers and land managers can address the fire problem.
The Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Museum & Art Gallery has secured the fourth in a series of grants totaling $450,000 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, which will be used to continue the effort to securely store some of the museum's collections.
Travis Peters, a doctoral candidate in materials science and engineering at Penn State, will spend a year researching wearable electronics for medical use at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of an elite program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).