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Earth and Environmental Systems Institute

The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) is the portal to environmental research, education, and outreach programs offered by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and is one of the leading earth and environmental sciences research institutes in the U.S. EESI is affiliated with Penn State's Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE), the central coordinating structure for energy and environmental research, education, and outreach at Penn State.

Mission

EESI's mission is comprised of four interrelated elements:

  • To encourage interdisciplinary examination of the links between Earth’s chemical, physical, and biological processes from atomic to global scales by supporting faculty and student research on earth sciences and environmental issues;
  • To facilitate the modeling and manipulation of data in new and innovative ways through EESI’s Environmental Computing Facility;
  • To facilitate dissemination of research findings through publications, presentations, web pages, workshops, seminars, testimony to public agencies, and advice to public and private organizations and agencies; and
  • To develop innovative, interdisciplinary research and education programs that benefit internal and external stakeholders, including the Penn State community, the Commonwealth, scientific communities, and federal and state science agencies and organizations.

Learn more

To learn more about EESI, please visit the EESI website.

News

Alumni from the Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences board of directors pose for a photo.
Alumni mentoring program underscores dedication to improving student experiences
05/15/2017

Alumni of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences volunteer their time to benefit students in the college in the numerous ways, the newest of which is an alumni-student mentoring program.


Recent Penn State graduates earn wings in airborne research project
Recent Penn State graduates earn wings in airborne research project
04/26/2017

Two recent Penn State graduates are taking part in the $30 million, NASA-funded Atmospheric Carbon and Transport-America. The project is led by Penn State professor Ken Davis.


Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement
Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers
04/24/2017

This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master's, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State's 24 locations.


Amina Grant
McNair Scholar researches sustainability abroad, inspires children locally
04/19/2017

Amina Grant has spent much of her time as a Penn State undergraduate studying sustainability in the U.S., Jamaica and Peru, and using that research to make a positive impact on communities. And, other times, she has made a difference just by dressing as a superhero.


Brian Richter
Speaker to present 'Global Water Scarcity' in EarthTalks series
03/31/2017

Brian Richter, director of global freshwater strategies for The Nature Conservancy and a world leader in water science and conservation, will speak about "Global Water Scarcity" at 4 p.m. Monday, April 10, in 112 Walker Building.