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Alumnus' research on 2D materials published in Springer Theses book series

A Penn State graduate's doctoral research on two-dimensional (2D) materials soon may help students build a better understanding of the field.

Students display projects at the Capstone Design Project Showcase

Students, including two teams advised by Allen Kimel, associate teaching professor of materials science and engineering, displayed their capstone design projects at the College of Engineering's spring 2019 Capstone Design Project Showcase.

Michael Mann awarded the 2019 Praxis Award in Professional Ethics 4061

Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State, received the 2019 Praxis Award in Professional Ethics during a ceremony at Villanova University on April 11. 

Past, present and future of Online Geospatial Education at Penn State celebrated

Here is something to think about: Some of Penn State's current Department of Geography students weren't even born when Online Geospatial Education at Penn State offered its first class. 

White House official to deliver EMS 2019 spring commencement address

Kelvin K. Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will deliver the 2019 spring commencement address for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) undergraduate graduation ceremony.

Federal research significant in environmental rule-making 16

Federally sponsored science plays a more significant role in bringing together stakeholders and facilitating environmental governance debates than all other types of research, according to an international team of researchers.

New club, Women in Materials Science, strengthens ties among women in STEM

When Penn State student Ana Isabel de la Fuente Duran's fellowship led her to tackle materials science research problems at another university last summer, she stumbled upon an entirely different problem to solve.

Meteorology and atmospheric science students raise money for storm victims

Penn State student Kristina Salvatore spends much of her time thinking about weather events, including severe storms that impact people around the world. After hurricane season this year, Salvatore, a senior in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, wondered what she could do to help those affected by these storms.

Developing an engineering design simulator for risk-related decision making

Jeremy Gernand, Penn State assistant professor of environmental health and safety engineering in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, recently received a Gladys Snyder Education Grant from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences to develop a computer-based simulator to give undergraduate engineering students experience with the risk-related implications of system design decisions.

Human encroachment alters air quality over Amazon rainforest

Plumes of air pollution generated from a rapidly expanding city within the Amazon rainforest are wafting hundreds of miles and degrading air quality in the pristine rainforest, according to a team of scientists.