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.
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.
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.
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.
Penn State Professor Christopher Fowler's fall 2018 GEOG 421: Population Geography class won first place in the Higher-Ed division of the "Draw the Lines PA" statewide finals in February.
Chiara Lo Prete was awarded a $250,000 grant for early career researchers from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to examine the effectiveness of energy market structures in aggregating private information on wind production forecasts to better coordinate commitment and production decisions in electric systems.
Susan Trolier-McKinstry, the Steward S. Flaschen Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering, Penn State, has been named a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
Pumping carbon dioxide into the ground to remove it from the atmosphere is one way to lower greenhouse gases, but keeping track of where that gas is, has been a difficult chore. Now, a team of researchers from Penn State and Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory are using previously ignored seismic waves to pinpoint and track the gas clouds.
"Just how small is this?" was just one of a myriad of questions Natalie Cummings, a sophomore in materials science and engineering at Penn State, had to field from competition judges and other passersby during her research presentation at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences 7th Annual Undergraduate Poster Exhibition.
Penn State alumnus and leading philanthropist John Leone has made a gift of $6.5 million. Of the gift, $5 million will endow the John Leone Dean’s Chair in EMS and provide the college’s dean with flexible resources to advance a range of priorities.