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Seminar to discuss choosing the best supercomputer for your research
07/19/2017

Chuck Pavloski, R&D engineer for earth sciences at the Institute for CyberScience (ICS), will offer a seminar entitled "Big Decision: Choosing Your HPC Resources Wisely" to the Penn State research community. The free seminar will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. August 10 in W203 Millennium Science Complex.


Ancient plankton-like microfossils span two continents
07/13/2017

Large, robust, lens-shaped microfossils from the approximately 3.4 billion-year-old Kromberg Formation of the Kaapvaal craton in eastern South Africa are not only among the oldest elaborate microorganisms known, but are also related to other intricate microfossils of the same age found in the Pilbara Craton of Australia, according to an international team of scientists.


Mayor's action plan, WPSU documentary highlight climate change in Pittsburgh
07/13/2017

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh will host a screening of the WPSU documentary "Managing Risk in a Changing Climate" and a panel discussion featuring climate experts and Pittsburgh stakeholders from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 13 at the Energy Innovation Center, located at 1435 Bedford Avenue, in Pittsburgh.


Energy and mineral engineering professor awarded SME career development grant
07/11/2017

Shimin Liu, Joseph Kreutzberger Early Career Professor and assistant professor of energy and mineral engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, has been selected to receive one of the 2017 Freeport-McMoRan Career Development Grants from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.


Task force strengthens Penn State’s focus on academic integrity issues
07/10/2017

Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nick Jones advanced the University's focus on academic integrity earlier this year by creating a task force to assess the current process and structure used to manage academic integrity cases and strengthen a culture of integrity.


Penn State booth to highlight the art of science at Arts Festival
07/06/2017

At Penn State's Art of Discovery booth at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, festival visitors of all ages are invited to participate in free, hands-on workshops highlighting the art of science and the science of art. The booth will be located next to the Willard Building on campus and will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 13-15. For a sneak peek, check out the full schedule of events.


Recipients of 2017 Human Health and the Environment seed grants announced
07/05/2017

The Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2017 have been awarded to a pool of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State. These seed grants were funded by eight separate Penn State research entities and institutes, which collectively contributed more than $500,000. "We had an exceptional pool of proposals from faculty across the university," Tom Richard, director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, said. "The projects address emerging contaminants well as legacy environmental problems that seriously impact human health."


2D layered devices can self-assemble with precision
07/05/2017

Squid-inspired proteins can act as programmable assemblers of 2D materials, like graphene oxide, to form hybrid materials with minute spacing between layers suitable for high-efficiency devices including flexible electronics, energy storage systems and mechanical actuators, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers.


Investigational cancer compound receives FDA approval to begin human trials
06/29/2017

An investigational compound developed by Penn State researchers that targets and destroys cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed has been approved for phase one clinical human trials by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Robinson’s career at EMS evolved as quickly as technology he oversaw
06/28/2017

Tim Robinson said he joined the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the technology field at an exciting time, and his decades-long career at Penn State reflects the rapid pace of the budding technology's impact on education. He's even expanded his role in the college, teaching classes related to energy and sustainability. Robinson is retiring on June 30.