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Enhancement of piezoelectric properties in organic polymers all in the molecules
10/04/2018

The inability to alter intrinsic piezoelectric behavior in organic polymers hampers their application in flexible, wearable and biocompatible devices, according to researchers at Penn State and North Carolina State University, but now a molecular approach can improve those piezoelectric properties.


Dutton Institute director advocates for all learners through Faculty Senate
10/02/2018

Ann Taylor always wanted the experiences of being Penn State University Faculty Senate chair but knew her job duties as assistant dean for distance learning and director of the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute wouldn't allow for the time commitment. So the guru of nontraditional learning found a way to make it work.


EMS student treks into hands-on sustainable learning
10/02/2018

How can you snorkel between two tectonic plates, hike along a canyon hundreds of feet deep and enjoy a bonfire in the mountains -- all in the same day, and all while learning about sustainability? Shaylee Traugh has the answer.


New weather model could increase tornado-warning times
10/01/2018

Penn State researchers are the first to use data obtained from recent next-generation satellites in a numerical weather-prediction model used to provide guidance for tornadic thunderstorm forecasting.


EMS alumnus maps out dream career while seeing the world
09/28/2018

Schreyer Honors College and College of Earth and Mineral Sciences graduate Patrick Stephens models three-dimensional terrain around the world while continuing to build his own cartography business.


EMS Museum and Art Gallery extends hours for Ohio State, other football games
09/27/2018

The Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery on the ground floor of the Deike Building at University Park will extend its hours to be open prior to Penn State home football games. The museum and art gallery will be open from 9-11 a.m. for afternoon games and from 2-4 p.m. for evening games.


Mentoring, career achievements help Abegg earn alumni honor
09/27/2018

In accepting the GEMS (Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences) Alumni Achievement Award, Rick Abegg thanked his parents -- both educators -- for instilling in him the drive to work hard while elevating those around him.


Exhibition showcases 'Rocks, Minerals and the History of Art' Oct. 1-6
09/25/2018

 

An exhibition held Oct. 1-6 will showcase the research and materials for a new course that investigates a select group of rocks and minerals used in the production of art between the Prehistoric Era and Early Modern period.


Microbiome Center to host networking event Oct. 2
09/25/2018

Those interested in learning about or participating in microbiome research at Penn State are invited to attend a networking event sponsored by the University's Microbiome Research Center.


Additive manufacturing and design master's program awards first degree
09/25/2018

Introduced in 2017, the AMD program is educating students and working engineers to become technical experts in additive manufacturing and design.