The Shale Network hosted its eighth annual workshop May 16 and 17 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State's University Park campus. More than 100 individuals representing diverse stakeholder groups attended the workshop to discuss environmental monitoring in communities and regions experiencing shale energy development.
The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) recently announced eight projects that will receive funding from the college's Seed Grant Program. The program provides preliminary funding for IST researchers to initiate new projects.
A team of Penn State faculty, students and local high schoolers took first place at the 2019 EnvironMentors National Science Fair in Washington, D.C. EnvironMentors is a program that pairs university faculty and undergraduates with underrepresented high schoolers who want to gain research experience before college.
An interdisciplinary team of 17 Penn State students recently placed first overall in the 2019 Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition, a contest designed to challenge undergraduate students to create unique solutions to complex wind energy projects. This is Penn State's fourth victory in the competition in the last six years.
From Thursday, July 11, through Saturday, July 13, Penn State's Art of Discovery booth at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will feature free, hands-on activities and demonstrations including EMS.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences celebrated exceptional students and faculty for their academic excellence, service and leadership during its annual Wilson Awards Banquet held at the end of the spring semester. The awards banquet is the college's annual celebration of faculty and student accomplishments and is named in honor of Matthew and Anne Wilson, major benefactors of the college, and recognized nearly 60 students and fellow faculty with awards.
One of the world's most important plant families has a history extending much farther south than any live or fossil specimen previously recorded, as shown by chinquapin fruit and leaf fossils unearthed in Patagonia, Argentina, according to researchers.