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Academic excellence, service, and leadership of EMS faculty, students celebrated
04/19/2018

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) celebrated exceptional students and faculty for their academic excellence, service and leadership during its annual Wilson Awards Banquet held Sunday, April 15. The awards banquet is the college's annual celebration of faculty and student accomplishments and is named in honor of Matthew and Anne Wilson, major benefactors of the college.


Ask a Scientist, visual displays, educational trails set for Earth Day event
04/19/2018

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), in keeping with its roots, is rolling out the green carpet for those interested in celebrating the planet with various Earth Day events this Sunday, April 22. 


Stay ahead of frost with new prediction tools developed by Penn State students
04/18/2018

Four enterprising Penn State students are determined to further merge meteorologists with industry by delivering critical weather information to decision makers using advanced visualization techniques. 


Deep Italian cave provides clues for how to detect life on Mars
04/17/2018

What can a massive cave in Italy tell us about life on Mars and other planets? According to new research by Penn State scientists, a whole lot. In work published in Astrobiology, Penn State researchers identified biosignatures -- or signs of the presence of life -- about 1,300 feet below ground in the Frasassi Caves in central Italy.


Fighting fire with societal norms
04/17/2018

There are a few statistics about women firefighters that stand out to Penn State researcher Lorraine Dowler. Women account for about 7 percent of firefighters nationwide. Men and women firefighters have the same average age, but women are paid $10,000 less, on average, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.


Plastic Entanglements film series concludes on April 19 with ‘Plastic Paradise’
04/16/2018

A screening of the independent film "Plastic Paradise" will be held at 7 p.m. on April 19 in the Flex Theatre of the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. The event is free and open to the public.


WE ARE for Science takes advocacy message to Washington, D.C.
04/12/2018

Members of the science advocacy group WE ARE for Science have organized a bus trip to the March for Science in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 14.


2018 Penn State student award recipients announced
04/11/2018

Each year, Penn State honors several students for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2018 student award recipients exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn State students, reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.


One-fifth of carbon entering coastal waters of eastern North America is buried
04/11/2018

Coastal waters play an important role in the carbon cycle by transferring carbon to the open ocean or burying it in wetland soils and ocean sediments, a new study shows.


New sodium-ion electrolyte may find use in solid-state batteries
04/10/2018

A newly discovered structure of a sodium-based material allows the materials to be used as an electrolyte in solid-state batteries, according to researchers from Penn State and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The team is fine-tuning the material using an iterative design approach that they hope will shave years off the time from research to everyday use.