The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.
Penn State and Syracuse University will host two 1-and-a-half-day workshops to identify challenges women currently face in U.S. universities, and provide recommendations to retain women leaders in the geospatial sciences, through active engagement and building of peer-mentorship networks within departments, and also across the university and between universities.
Penn State's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), in collaboration with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has awarded over $200,000 in funding to support 10 new interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers whose work is aimed at combating the opioid epidemic.
In the age of digital technology, mobile devices are good for more than just text messaging and playing games. According to Penn State College of Education researchers, the combination of technology and the outdoors is getting children and their families outside to learn more about science and their communities.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Montan University Leoben, in Leoben, Austria, to develop a student exchange partnership that will link two educational institutions known for their expertise in sustainable approaches to materials sciences, mining and geosciences, with additional partnership opportunities with Penn State's Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' (EMS) 2018 GEMS Showcase, "EMS Strategic Vision: An Evening with the Dean and Special Guests," was held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, in 114 Steidle Building on Penn State's University Park campus.
Once a year students, faculty and staff around the country log in on their computers for the four-day XSEDE Summer Boot Camp. Attendees gather together on their respective campuses to learn about parallel programming and widely used supercomputing tools, such as Message Passing Interface (MPI), Open Multi-Processing (OpenMP), Open Accelerators (OpenACC), while also testing their computing skills.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers to create a new graduate program that will train students to find solutions to real-world problems facing Food-Energy-Water (FEW) systems.
A more comprehensive way to understand the fracturing of Greenland's Helheim Glacier may now be possible thanks to a $489,000 grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation to a team of Penn State researchers to launch a feasibility study.
Research Unplugged, the popular series of stimulating conversation with Penn State researchers, returns to Schlow Centre Region Library in October.