Lara Fowler, Penn State Law School and Institutes of Energy and the Environment, will give the talk "Floods, droughts, and water law: why geoscientists and lawyers should talk more"
Energy Days is an annual conference that brings together leaders from across the energy realm, including members of industry, government, non-profits, and academia. The purpose is to identify and discuss the regional, national, and global energy challenges facing society in a way that helps inform the issues as a whole and identify areas where Penn State can be a strong partner.
Energy Days features expert speakers from industry, academia, and government.
Join professionals from across the energy industry in interactive breakout sessions and plenaries.
Penn State's Institutes for Energy and the Environment Director, Tom Richard will present: "Profiting More by Farming Less? A New Paradigm for Chesapeake Water Quality."
Penn State's annual Undergraduate Exhibition communicates and celebrates the participation of undergraduate students from across the University in scholarly inquiry, research and creative endeavors. Students from all Penn State campuses are eligible to enter one of three formats for sharing research and creative inquiry in the Undergraduate Exhibition. All sessions of the Undergraduate Exhibition are open to the public.
Approximately 25 student projects that directly address sustainability issues in the Centre Region area will be showcased. The projects explore a range of topics including stormwater management, recycling and composting, public safety and sustainability-focused behavior and policies. Student organizations, like the Student Farm, will also present at the event.
Development of a theoretical basis for ultrahigh piezoelectricity in ferroelectric materials led to a new material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric ceramics, according to an international team of researchers from Penn State, China and Australia.
This March and April, an international team of researchers will install monitoring equipment inside an active fault zone off the coast of New Zealand, in the Ring of Fire, in the first-ever scientific drilling mission specifically designed to study slow earthquakes.
Lightning and volcanos both produce glass, and humans have been making glass from silicon dioxide since prehistory. Industrialization brought us boron-based glasses, polymer glasses and metallic glasses, but now an international team of researchers has developed a new family of glass based on metals and organic compounds that stacks up to the original silica in glass-forming ability.
Author, social justice advocate, and former NBA player Etan Thomas will give a free public lecture from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, in 233A HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. Thomas will discuss his latest book, "We Matter: Athletes and Activism," which includes dozens of interviews -- with people like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Cuban, and Soledad O'Brien -- on the subject of race in America.