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'Weather World' broadcast now available for livestreaming

"Weather World," the Penn State Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science's weekday 15-minute weather broadcast, is now available for livestreaming.

Data assimilation method offers improved hurricane forecasting

A new approach developed at Penn State's Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques can more accuraetely forecast the intensity and trajectory of Hurricane Harvey, according to researchers at Penn State and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

Lowum wins NSF graduate fellowship to investigate how to improve cold sintering

Sarah Lowum, a materials science and engineering doctoral student in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), received a 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to investigate how to improve the cold sintering process (CSP). 

Forest carbon still plentiful post-wildfire after century of fire exclusion

Forests in Yosemite National Park hold more carbon today than they did 120 years ago despite burning in a severe wildfire in 2013, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers.

Researchers develop novel process to fabricate battery materials

By discovering a way to combine lithium salts with ceramics, researchers in the Penn State College of Engineering and the Penn State Materials Research Institute may have created a new class of materials for longer-lasting batteries.

Meteorology students win inaugural Max University Challenge

Matthew Hoenig, Michael Susko and Patrick Wright, rising seniors in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, won the first-ever Max University Challenge contest.

Penn State Postdoc society announces 2019 award recipients

The Penn State Postdoc Society has announced Molly Hanlon as the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Postdoc Award, and Klaus Keller as the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award.

Global climate solution leaders to participate in Drawdown conference

A group of international leaders on solutions to climate change have advised the creation of an upcoming conference, "Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown." The event will take place Sept. 16-18 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on Penn State's University Park campus.

Materials science graduate student wins NSF fellowship to study microelectronics

Riccardo Torsi, a doctoral student studying materials science and engineering in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, received a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to investigate improving microelectronics. 

Researchers seismically image Shale Hills water catchment

Penn State researchers take part in one of the largest studies ever conducted using more than 2,000 geophones. The group is seismically imaging the Shale Hills water catchment near the Penn State University Park campus.