A paper written by Evan Galimberti, a rising Penn State senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering, and a master's degree in energy and mineral engineering through an integrated undergraduate-graduate (IUG) program, won first place in the Eastern North America regional Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) student paper contest, held April 22 at the Ohio State University. Galimberti will advance to the final, international round of the contest, which will be held Oct. 9-11 at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio.
Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State, will receive the seventh annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications from Climate One at the Commonwealth Club.
Understanding slow-slip earthquakes in subduction zone areas may help researchers understand large earthquakes and the creation of tsunamis, according to an international team of researchers that used data from instruments placed on the seafloor and in boreholes east of the Japanese coast.
Two Penn State researchers will present "Unwrapping the Power of Solar Energy" at 7 p.m. on June 20 at Liberty Craft House, 346 E. College Ave., in State College.
Finding practical hydrogen storage technologies for vehicles powered by fuel cells is the focus of a $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, awarded to Mike Chung, professor of materials science and engineering, Penn State.
Christine Stallard, an adult learner in her 60s, fulfilled a nearly four-decades-long dream of obtaining a bachelor's degree through the online Energy and Sustainability Policy program.
A Penn State research group in the Department of Geography developed a mobile app that offers an immersive virtual tour of class gifts and public art across University Park.
Zena Cardman, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, was named a member of NASA's 2017 class of astronauts on June 7. Vice President Mike Pence joined NASA officials in introducing the 12 men and women during a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Graduate students Natalie Briggs, Joshua Woda and Nathan Smith received top recognition during the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Graduate Student Poster Competition on April 12 at Steidle Building on the University Park campus.
Ten alumni leaders have been voted onto Alumni Council -- the Alumni Association's governing board -- and will begin their terms July 1.