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EMS students tour Iceland’s renewable energy facilities
12/15/2016

Picturesque Iceland, the least populated nation in Europe, is home to glaciers, volcanoes and a unique ability to harness the renewable energy that lies beneath the Earth's surface. It's also a place for Penn State students to see classroom lessons and their career ambitions brought to life. This past summer, with the help of a scholarship from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), EMS students toured the country as part of the Global Renewable Energy Education Network, or GREEN, program's Iceland trip.


Thrower’s gift to help Penn State students build research ties with Cambridge
12/15/2016

Peter and Carol Thrower have a unique affinity for both Penn State and the University of Cambridge and, through the Thrower Endowed Program Fund for Cambridge Studies in Materials Science and Engineering, they hope student recipients will, too.


Rice named fall student marshal for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
12/15/2016

Brent Tyler Rice has been named the student marshal for the the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' fall 2016 commencement ceremony. Rice selected Jon Michael Nese, senior lecturer and associate head for undergraduate programs in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science to escort him as the college's faculty marshal.


Research on nuclear waste storage in glass takes top prize at poster exhibition
12/15/2016

Collin Smyth shined with a $500 first place finish for his poster titled "Single-Pass Flow-Through Corrosion of Calcium Aluminosilicate Glass Powder" at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' (EMS) fifth annual Undergraduate Poster Exhibition held on Nov. 30, but the path to success was months in the making.


Penn State announces fall 2016 commencement events and speakers
12/13/2016

This fall approximately 5,247 Penn State students will receive their diplomas. University-wide there will be 252 associate, 3,936 baccalaureate, 762 master's, 11 law and 286 doctoral degrees awarded.


Dean of EMS tapped for NSF post
12/09/2016

The National Science Foundation has named William E. Easterling III, professor of geography and dean of Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), to serve as director for the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) in Washington D.C., which supports fundamental research spanning the atmospheric, earth, ocean and polar sciences.


Alumnus, scientist finds new life passion in retirement as novelist
04/04/2016

Long after his retirement as a scientist, Paul Mark Tag would continue thinking about the concept of weather modification. The notion that humans could influence weather, either accidentally or on purpose, was the focus of part of his career with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, and it would also form the basis for his first novel, penned in retirement. He was first exposed to this idea during his days as a Penn State student in the 1960s and 1970s.