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Controlled burns limited severity of Rim Fire
12/08/2017

Controlled burning of forestland helped limit the severity of one of California's largest wildfires, according to Penn State geographers.


Students aim to reimagine transportation through electric bike social enterprise
12/06/2017

A group of Penn State students is getting charged up by Project BYOB, or "Bring Your Own Bike," a student-driven initiative that is working to create an environmentally friendly transportation system by converting standard bicycles to electric.


Gregory Jenkins: Faculty Profiles in Diversity and Inclusion
12/06/2017

Gregory Jenkins' interest in meteorology and the environment can be traced back to his own childhood when he would find himself in the library, deciphering weather books or at home watching forecasts on television and wondering why they weren't correct. Now, his work at Penn State in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences brings together his fascination with meteorology, his goal of inspiring and encouraging his students, and his ambition of having a positive impact on underserved areas.


Penn State convenes leaders to discuss methane emissions regulation
12/06/2017

Representatives from the state and federal government, the energy industry, environmental groups, and numerous Penn State colleges and campuses came together at Penn State on Nov. 29 for a conference on "Regulatory Approaches to Methane and Other Air Emissions from Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations."


Song awarded honorary professorship at Tianjin University
12/05/2017

Chunshan Song, distinguished professor of fuel science in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) and director of the EMS Energy Institute, was named an honorary professor by Tianjin University in China. He also was selected as a Global Alumni Fellow by Osaka University in Japan.


Partnership celebrates global synergy, accomplishments at joint energy workshop
12/05/2017

Members of the Penn State - Dalian Joint Center for Energy Research (JCER), a partnership between Penn State and Dalian University of Technology (DUT), one of the top research universities in China in energy and chemical engineering, met on campus recently to discuss ongoing research and collaboration initiatives and progress made in advancing clean energy research.


Dinner honors Joel Myers, raises more than $350,000 for Renaissance Scholarships
11/30/2017

Penn State's 41st annual Renaissance Fund dinner on Nov. 29 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel honored Joel Myers, three-time Penn State alumnus; State College resident; and the founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather Inc.


Penn State names Schlumberger 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year
11/28/2017

Penn State honored oilfield services leader Schlumberger as its 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year.


Some like it cold
11/15/2017

Scientists at Penn State go to the ends of the Earth to find out what makes glaciers tick.


Materials science graduate student tackles safer batteries in trip to Japan
11/14/2017

Preeya Kuray dreams of one day creating a better biocompatible battery to be used in medical devices inserted into the human body. For now, she'd settle for making your phone a little more safe.