The 82nd annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists was held in October at Penn State. Professional geologists from across the state traveled to learn about the latest geology research happening in the state.
Cullen Slattery's surprise birthday trip to State College included an opportunity to meet one of his favorite meteorologists, Penn State alumnus Bernie Rayno, and visit with meteorology students from Penn State's Campus Weather Service.
Penn State University Libraries will celebrate GIS Day on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at an event aimed to the broad audience of the Penn State community -- students, staff, faculty and community members -- with interests in learning about how geospatial information is being used on campus and beyond.
When looking for a summer internship, Maggie Kuzemchak searched for a program that would allow her to combine her desire to travel with her academic interests in Earth science. It was for these reasons that she decided to apply to the Geoscientists in the Parks program
The Fletcher L. Byrom Earth and Mineral Sciences Library (EMSL) will open a new One Button Studio (OBS) on Nov. 1. To celebrate the opening, the EMSL will host a Halloween-themed open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in 105 Deike Building.
While exploring for fossils with her father in the State College area in 2014, Penn State geobiology major Anna Whitaker discovered a fossil of a prehistoric starfish. The Whitakers brought the excavated fossil to the University to be analyzed. Mark Patzkowsky, professor of geosciences, identified the starfish as an ophiuroid, labelling it the first of its kind to be discovered in Centre County.
A student in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the Schreyer Honors College had the opportunity to spend her summer conducting independent research at a local dig site that she discovered. Watch video.
Rising sea levels caused by a warming climate threaten greater future storm damage to New York City, but the paths of stronger future storms may shift offshore, changing the coastal risk for the city, according to a team of climate scientists.
Barry Voight, professor emeritus of geology and geological engineering, Penn State, is among 84 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Desirable properties including increased electrical conductivity, improved mechanical properties, or magnetism for memory storage or information processing may be possible because of a theoretical method to control grain boundaries in two-dimensional materials, according to Penn State materials scientists.