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 Kill zones such as the one at the Upper Red Eyes acid mine drainage spring in Somerset County, Pa., decimate plant lif Faculty
Researchers team up to tackle state’s acid mine drainage problem
02/21/2018

As Penn State researchers stood on the banks of Scalp Level Run, an acid mine drainage-polluted stream in Cambria County, a scientific question formed: How is nature removing toxic metals from the drainage at a rate faster than any other tested waters in the state, under pH conditions deemed too low to do so?

Penn State senior Doran Tucker is majoring in geography and international politics but elected to write an independent research Research
Liberal Arts student has research paper accepted by international conferences
02/20/2018

Penn State Schreyer Scholar Doran Tucker will present his research on medieval armor at Western Michigan University and University of Leeds this spring and summer.

The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 10 prominent young alumni at the Alumni Achievement Awards on March 23. Alumni
10 Penn Staters to be honored with Alumni Achievement Award
02/20/2018

The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 10 prominent young alumni at the Alumni Achievement Awards on March 23. Alumni Achievement Award recipients are nominated by an academic college or campus and invited by the president of the University to return to Penn State to share their expertise with students and the University community. Honorees demonstrate to students that Penn State alumni succeed in exceptional fashion at an early age.

Penn State Faculty
Interdisciplinary projects awarded seed grants from IEE
02/19/2018

The 2017-18 Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grant recipients have recently been awarded to 16 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State. This year nearly $350,000 have been awarded to more than 40 researchers in five colleges at University Park as well as at four campuses.

Filming Glovers Reef for the documentary "Chasing Coral." Faculty
Free screening of award-winning documentary 'Chasing Coral' at Penn State
02/19/2018

A free screening of the documentary "Chasing Coral" will be shown on Feb. 28, in Foster Auditorium of Paterno Library on the University Park campus. A panel discussion by Penn State scientists will follow the screening.

Geography doctoral student Xi Liu stands next to a Lego display in Google's Seattle offices. Graduate Student
Graduate student leverages geography, coding skills to land Google internship
02/19/2018

When geography doctoral student Xi Liu saw an opportunity to work for Google on a project that involved geographical data analysis -- on a project related to his dissertation research -- he wasted no time in applying.

 Jose D. Fuentes received the American Meteorological Society’s outstanding achievement in biometeorology. Faculty
Faculty, alumni honored for commitment to meteorology at annual conference
02/16/2018

Members of the Penn State community took home a slew of honors at the recent 2018 American Meteorological Society meeting.

Students, as a part of the GREEN Program, explore the Sólheimajökull glacier in Southern Iceland. Home Page
Seeing is believing: Iceland melts geosciences student’s preconceptions
02/15/2018

Zach Czuprynski visited Iceland through a study away program. As he toured the glaciers, he noticed changes in the environment that have given him a new career goal.

Michael Mann Faculty
Mann receives AAAS award for public engagement with science
02/14/2018

Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State, will receive the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science Public Engagement with Science Award during the annual meeting in Austin, Texas, from Feb. 15 to 19.

Large-scale atomically-thin 2-D films by gas-source chemical vapor deposition. Research
Scalable two-dimensional materials advance future-gen electronics
02/14/2018

Since the discovery of the remarkable properties of graphene, scientists have increasingly focused research on the many other two-dimensional materials possible, both those found in nature and those concocted in the lab. However, growing high-quality, crystalline 2-D materials at scale has proven a significant challenge.