Fractures in Earth’s subsurface play an important role in our energy systems – from providing pathways to extract fossil fuel from rock deep underground to supporting emerging green technologies like carbon storage and enhanced geothermal heat – but predicting the properties of these fractures remains challenging.
Why did the Vikings disappear from Greenland 400 years after settling there? New research led by Harvard University and Penn State using geologic and climate records found that sea-level rise likely contributed to the Viking’s disappearance from the island in the 15th century.
Susan Avery, president emerita of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will deliver the commencement address for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ 2023 baccalaureate degree commencement ceremony.
Two students have been selected to represent Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences as marshals for the college’s spring 2023 commencement.
The 2023 David Ford McFarland Award for Achievement in Metallurgy lecture will be held at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in 111 Wartik Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus.
Five Penn State faculty members have received 2023 Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement.
Six Penn State faculty members have received the 2023 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Elaine Seasly, deputy planetary protection officer at NASA, will discuss NASA’s updated planetary protection policies at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 17.
A Penn State-led interdisciplinary team of researchers across six institutions was awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the role that macrobiota, such as clams, salt marshes and seagrasses, play in carbon cycling in estuaries.
Chris Fowler, associate professor of geography and demography, has received the 2023 Penn State Award for Faculty Outreach.