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Mentorship that began in college continues for glass scientist
03/14/2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Sometimes it's the most casual of occurrences that have the most impact on the trajectory of our lives.


Penn State alumna Mulvihill to present R.E. Tressler Lecture
03/13/2019

The 2019 Richard E. Tressler Lecture in Materials will be held at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in 26 Hosler Building at University Park. Maureen L. Mulvihill, president and CEO of Actuated Medical Inc. (AMI), will deliver the lecture and receive the 2019 R.E. Tressler Award.


EMS alumnus establishes $500K Open Doors Scholarship
03/13/2019

Penn State alumnus Jon Benesch and his wife, Deborah created the Jon and Deborah Family Open Doors Scholarship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.


Millennium Scholars Program, philanthropy support student success in STEM
03/12/2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Ana De La Fuente Duran has long hoped to follow her love for science to graduate school. With the support of the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program, the Penn State junior is on her way toward earning her advanced degree.


Penn State to host Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Contest
03/12/2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State will host the 2019 Eastern SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration) Spring Collegiate Mine Rescue Contest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the Penn State Snider Agricultural Arena.


Researcher to study Earth's subsurface stress during oil and gas production
03/12/2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State researcher Amin Mehrabian was recently awarded a $110,000 grant from the American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund to study subsurface stress in hydrocarbon reservoirs.


Research predicts size, magnitude, timing of lab earthquakes
03/11/2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- For the first time, the magnitude, time and duration of earthquakes in a laboratory setting were predicted by a team of researchers from Penn State and Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Seed grants awarded to projects using Twitter data
03/07/2019

Penn State's  Social Science Research Institute(SSRI), in collaboration with the Institute for CyberScience (ICS) and the College of Information Sciences and Technology, has awarded over $100,000 in funding to support six new interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers whose work is aimed at developing innovative research programs using Twitter data.


College of Earth and Mineral Sciences co-sponsors seed grant awarded through College of Engineering's Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants program
03/07/2019

 The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences will co-sponsor a seed grant for the project, "Machine Learning Approaches for Safe Geothermal Exploration" by Jing Yang, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the College of Engineering, and Chris Marone, professor in the Department of Geosciences.


North Pacific jet stream, moisture and fires change with fire suppression
03/04/2019

Future conditions in California may include more rain rather than snow during the wet season, longer fire seasons, and higher temperatures leading to drier fire seasons, according to a team of researchers who looked at the historic patterns of the North Pacific Jet, precipitation and fire.