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Electricity towers Faculty
NSF grant aims to enhance resilience of U.S. electricity grids
02/05/2019

Researchers from Penn State and the University of Washington have been awarded a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study economic mechanisms for grid resilience against extreme events and natural gas disruptions.

Greenland glacier Faculty
Novel hypothesis goes underground to predict future of Greenland ice sheet
01/31/2019

The Greenland ice sheet melted a little more easily in the past than it does today because of geological changes, and most of Greenland's ice can be saved from melting if warming is controlled, says a team of Penn State researchers.

Chris Marone Faculty
Marone awarded Louis Nèel Medal by European Geosciences Union
01/30/2019

Chris Marone has been selected to receive the European Geosciences Union's 2019 Louis Neel Medal. The medal is awarded to individuals in recognition of outstanding achievements in rock magnetism, rock physics and geomaterials.

map Faculty
Science of Connection: Researcher to discuss GIS and connected communities
01/28/2019

Clio Andris, assistant professor of geography and Penn State Institute for CyberScience (ICS) associate, will discuss how geographic information systems (GIS) are helping to investigate ways of building communities that foster relationships and social life.

CAUSE trip Faculty
Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis: EMS undergraduates take on tectonics
01/25/2019

Penn State undergraduate students visited Crater Lake and other locations throughout the Pacific Northwest as part of a three-semester research course sponsored by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Center for Advanced Undergraduate Study and Experience (CAUSE).

energy grid Faculty
Penn State chosen by Department of Energy to help modernize the power grid
01/24/2019

In an effort to modernize and reimagine the United States' power grid, Penn State researchers have qualified for a highly selective, innovative competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Walker building Alumni
Wernstedt Fund continues legacy of helping students
01/23/2019

The Department of Geography is highlighting the career of Wernstedt and his continuing contributions to learning through the Frederick L. Wernstedt Geography Enhancement Fund.

David Stensrud Faculty
Stensrud receives top honor from American Meteorological Society
01/22/2019

David Stensrud, head, Penn State's Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, was awarded the Charles Franklin Brooks Award for Outstanding Service to the Society from the American Meteorological Society at the 99th AMS Annual Meeting held Jan. 6-10 in Phoenix.

cores sampling Graduate Student
Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years
01/21/2019

A rapid rise in temperature on ancient Earth triggered a climate response that may have prolonged the warming for many thousands of years, according to scientists.

Jon Nese Faculty
Schreyer Honors College adds four to distinguished faculty program
01/21/2019

Four Penn State faculty members have been accepted into the Schreyer Honors College Distinguished Honors Faculty Program (DHFP) for the 2019-21 academic term.