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NSF grant aims to enhance resilience of U.S. electricity grids

Researchers from Penn State and the University of Washington have been awarded a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study economic mechanisms for grid resilience against extreme events and natural gas disruptions.

Novel hypothesis goes underground to predict future of Greenland ice sheet

The Greenland ice sheet melted a little more easily in the past than it does today because of geological changes, and most of Greenland's ice can be saved from melting if warming is controlled, says a team of Penn State researchers.

Marone awarded Louis Nèel Medal by European Geosciences Union

Chris Marone has been selected to receive the European Geosciences Union's 2019 Louis Neel Medal. The medal is awarded to individuals in recognition of outstanding achievements in rock magnetism, rock physics and geomaterials.

Science of Connection: Researcher to discuss GIS and connected communities

Clio Andris, assistant professor of geography and Penn State Institute for CyberScience (ICS) associate, will discuss how geographic information systems (GIS) are helping to investigate ways of building communities that foster relationships and social life.

Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis: EMS undergraduates take on tectonics

Penn State undergraduate students visited Crater Lake and other locations throughout the Pacific Northwest as part of a three-semester research course sponsored by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Center for Advanced Undergraduate Study and Experience (CAUSE).

Penn State chosen by Department of Energy to help modernize the power grid

In an effort to modernize and reimagine the United States' power grid, Penn State researchers have qualified for a highly selective, innovative competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Wernstedt Fund continues legacy of helping students

The Department of Geography is highlighting the career of Wernstedt and his continuing contributions to learning through the Frederick L. Wernstedt Geography Enhancement Fund.

Stensrud receives top honor from American Meteorological Society

David Stensrud, head, Penn State's Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, was awarded the Charles Franklin Brooks Award for Outstanding Service to the Society from the American Meteorological Society at the 99th AMS Annual Meeting held Jan. 6-10 in Phoenix.

Schreyer Honors College adds four to distinguished faculty program

Four Penn State faculty members have been accepted into the Schreyer Honors College Distinguished Honors Faculty Program (DHFP) for the 2019-21 academic term.

EMS Gala tickets on sale for students, faculty, staff through Wednesday

Tickets are still on sale for the EMS Gala, a formal event sponsored by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' (EMS) undergraduate student council for its students, faculty and staff, through Wednesday, Jan. 23.