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Measuring methane from coal and gas in Pennsylvania informative
05/23/2019

While methane pollution caused by natural gas production in Pennsylvania is underestimated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, natural gas still has half the carbon footprint of underground coal mining, according to an international team of researchers.


Retiring EMS museum director Graham ‘loved it’ for 42 years
05/21/2019

When people think of museums, they think of the artwork, the collections and the interactive displays. But little is known about the behind-the-scenes work that led to these exhibits.


Penn State to host first international conference on Project Drawdown research
05/20/2019

Penn State, in partnership with Project Drawdown, will hold the first international conference on climate solutions, based on the 2017 New York Times best-seller "Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming." 


The Warren M. Washington Building dedication ceremony
05/19/2019

Penn State officially changed the name of Building 328 at Innovation Park to The Warren M. Washington Building during a dedication ceremony held May 17.


Six Penn State faculty receive Fulbright awards for 2019-20
05/17/2019

Six Penn State faculty members have received Fulbright Scholar grants for the 2019-20 awards cycle.


Penn State to celebrate naming of building after science pioneer
05/14/2019

Acclaimed climate science pioneer Warren Washington made history at Penn State in 1964 by becoming the second African-American to earn a doctorate in meteorology nationwide.


Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer Fellows named for 2019-20
05/13/2019

Susan Sinnott, head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and professor of materials science and engineering and chemistry, was selected as a fellow of the Big Ten Academic Alliance's Department Executive Officers Program. 


Substrate defects key to growth of 2D materials
05/09/2019

Creating two-dimensional materials large enough to use in electronics is a challenge despite huge effort but now, Penn State researchers have discovered a method for improving the quality of one class of 2D materials, with potential to achieve wafer-scale growth in the future.


Supercomputer cluster donation helps turn high school class into research lab
05/08/2019

A single NASA weather satellite can produce more than 30 megabytes of information per second. Put another way, that satellite can produce about the same amount of data every ten seconds that an average person consumes in a day.


Institutes of Energy and the Environment announces seed grant recipients
05/07/2019

The 2018-19 Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grant recipients have been awarded to 18 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State.