There are a few statistics about women firefighters that stand out to Penn State researcher Lorraine Dowler. Women account for about 7 percent of firefighters nationwide. Men and women firefighters have the same average age, but women are paid $10,000 less, on average, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
Each year, Penn State honors several students for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2018 student award recipients exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn State students, reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.
Michael Murphy, chief engineer in Caperpillar Inc.'s Surface and Mining Technology division, will give the 2018 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering on Friday, April 13,. Hill will give the lecture "Digital and Automation - The Step Change in Safety and Productivity for Mining" at 4:30 p.m. in President's Hall at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on Penn State's University Park campus. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
A newly discovered structure of a sodium-based material allows the materials to be used as an electrolyte in solid-state batteries, according to researchers from Penn State and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The team is fine-tuning the material using an iterative design approach that they hope will shave years off the time from research to everyday use.
Batteries, earthquakes, Earth science modeling, water flow and natural gas leakage -- these are the research topics of the five graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences who received honors in Penn State's 33rd annual Research Exhibition.