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Penn State alumni of the national professional chemistry fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma have committed $1.5 million to endow scholarships in the three colleges where most of their members earned their degrees: the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Eberly College of Science.
Joshua Inwood, professor of geography and senior research scientist at the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State, has been selected to receive the Media Achievement Award from the American Association of Geographers (AAG).
When Judit Gonzalez-Santana conducts her research, she first looks to space.
Penn State attendee Michael E. Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences, will share his impressions about which efforts succeeded and which did not, along with his thoughts about the best path forward to net zero emissions, during a talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10.
The geosciences lag other STEM fields when it comes to racial and ethnic representation.
Three undergraduate students in geography are active at the Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Student Farm at Penn State. They each came to the farm for different reasons, but all perceive a strong connection between farming and geography.
For the last two semesters, undergraduate students across Penn State's STEM fields joined research groups and conducted hands-on work, part of programs aimed at getting women, first-year students and other students from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM their first exposure to research.
Switching from coal to natural gas in power plants can reduce how much sulfur dioxide, a gas that smells like a freshly struck match, is emitted into the atmosphere and ultimately how much sulfate pollution enters waterways, according to a Penn State-led research team that has developed a model to detect if the recent switch from coal to gas is affecting streams.
Every summer, there are reports of sharks lurking off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Cassandra Barcz has been selected as the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences student marshal for Penn State's fall 2021 commencement, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.