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John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering helps solve the world’s energy problems through high-quality, innovative teaching, research, and service. From mineral recovery to its use, the department plays a major role in the "power of life." Its mission is to help supply society with an affordable supply of energy and minerals; work to ensure human health and safety; and protect and maintain the quality of the environment. View the information below to learn more.

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Susan Brantley, distinguished professor of geosciences and director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn Sta
Data driven dialogue: Scientists bring groups together on water quality concerns
01/31/2018

Shale Network, a team of scientists studying water quality around Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania, has spent the last six years fostering a dialogue between concerned citizens, watershed groups, government regulators and representatives from large energy companies around water quality data in the state. The team published a paper in the journal Science last week discussing the impacts of its project.


Luis Ayala and Zuleima Karpyn
Couple pulls from experiences to advance ties in Colombia with Fulbright awards
01/26/2018

For both Zuleima Karpyn and Luis Ayala, leaving their home country of Venezuela for a Penn State education seemed like a daunting task. After all, they never could have imagined that it would lead to advancing their education, developing their careers as faculty members or meeting each other, resulting in a marriage that's produced three children.


Andrew Vislosky, a senior majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering at Penn State
Petroleum and natural gas student among elite leaders at global conference
01/22/2018

Being an elite student in an elite program at Penn State affords some elite opportunities. For Andrew Vislosky, a senior majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering at Penn State, it meant being one of eight students worldwide granted an all-expenses-paid trip to the Oil & Money Conference recently held in London.


Courtney Rome
Rome wins poster contest for Alaska research; library adds to prizes
01/22/2018

During a 2017 educational-based trip to Alaska that was focused on glacial systems, Courtney Rome began studying something that wasn't on the syllabus. Her curiosity resulted in an award-winning poster at the annual EMS Undergraduate Poster Exhibition.


Derek Elsworth and Zi-Kui Liu
Elsworth, Liu among 15 named distinguished faculty at Penn State
01/22/2018

Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs has named 15 distinguished faculty.