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Chunshan Song was conferred as the prestigious Honorary Professor of Tianjin University in Tianjin, China on October 19, 2017.  This is a testament to his scientific contributions and research impacts over the years.

For the second year in a row, the Penn State chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) won the Outstanding Chapter Award. SPE presented the award at the 93rd Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on Oct. 9-11.
 

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry highlighted the national importance of a new Penn State–industry collaboration during a recent visit to a Jeddo Coal Company mine in Ebervale, Pennsylvania. Along with Rep.

Thomas V. Falkie, a distinguished alumnus who served as head of the Department of Mineral Engineering (the predecessor to the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering) from 1969 to 1973 at Penn State, was inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame (NMHF) on Sept.

Vera Cole, energy and sustainability policy program chair, was awarded the Epstein Lifetime Achievement Award for her roles with Penn State’s energy and sustainability policy online programs offered through Penn State’s World Campus and with the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association.

A research symposium honoring three earth and mineral sciences emeritus professors will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 11, in the Atherton Hotel’s Vanderbilt Room in State College, Pennsylvania.

The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 4 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association. 

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering was ranked fourth in the world for it's mining engineering program, according to QS Top Universities.
 
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The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering was ranked fourth in the world for it's petroleum and natural gas engineering program, according to CEOWORLD Magazine university...

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