Chris Forest, associate professor of climate dynamics at Penn State, was co-author of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report recommending new methods for estimating the social cost of carbon emissions worldwide. According to the report, new practices would strengthen the scientific basis, provide greater transparency, and improve characterization of uncertainties over the current estimates.
Emma Vetland comes from a long line of nautical experts, but she's charting a different course for her future. The Penn State senior majoring in materials science and engineering became the first member of her family to go to college rather than continuing her family's generations-long path as tugboat operators on the Hudson River.
Penn State geophysicist Andrew Nyblade spoke with us about a network of seismic monitoring stations across Pennsylvania, the history of earthquakes here, and possible effects of fracking and related activities on seismic events.
Geosciences doctoral student Claire Cleveland is leveraging the support from a highly competitive National Science Foundation fellowship to create more science-based outreach opportunities geared toward the general public.
Jenni Evans, professor of meteorology at Penn State, has been appointed director of Penn State's Institute for CyberScience (ICS). Evans had served as interim director of ICS since February 2016.
The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Portal Project, of which Penn State University Libraries is a contributor, has launched an online spatial data discovery tool called the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal. The project and geoportal aim to provide discoverability, facilitate access and connect scholars across the Big Ten Academic Alliance to often scattered geospatial data resources.
Katherine Faber, a 1978 Penn State alumna, and her husband, Thomas Rosenbaum, have established the Guy Rindone Graduate Research Fund to further graduate education in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The fund was established in honor of Guy E. Rindone, professor emeritus of ceramic science and engineering, who died in 2015 at age 93.
Renowned climate change experts and Penn State professors Richard Alley and Michael Mann will discuss the effects of human-caused climate change and take viewers' questions during the next episode of WPSU Penn State's "Conversations LIVE" at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26.
Joan Redwing, Penn State professor of materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, and electrical engineering, spent time at Lund University in Sweden as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program, through which she conducted research into semiconductor materials that could be used to power cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices in the future.
Annie Tamalavage and Marla Korpar, both 2013 EMS graduates, were among a handful of judges who returned to Penn State's University Park campus to serve as judges for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' (EMS) Undergraduate Poster Exhibition.