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In a family-owned kiosk in rural Panama, Penn State student Shealyn Williamson shows kiosk owner Maximino Opua how to organize his inventory of dried goods and keep better track of sales. She then steps back to let him execute his newly learned skills.

The Schreyer Honors College will be well represented at the commencement ceremonies for the Penn State Class of 2015, with more than 450 scholars who will graduate this May as well as three individuals who have been selected as commencement speakers.

Former Penn State professor David Donohue, along with his son, Timothy, have made a $1 million gift, on behalf of the family, to endow a professorship in the John and Willie Leone Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State.

Seven faculty scholars university-wide have received Fulbright awards for the 2014-15 cycle, which continues Penn State’s strong representation in that program.

Think "miner" and you might picture a coal-dusted, middle-aged guy with a headlamp and a pick axe. Chances are you don’t picture Sam Baker.

The Energy and Mineral Engineering Department is proud to host the G. Albert Shoemaker lecture in memory of the Pittsburgh civic and industrial leader dedicated to the support of higher education.

Dr. Ertekin and the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering sadly report that Dr. Christopher J. Bise has passed away. Dr. Bise was an integral contributor in the mining engineering and industrial health and safety fields, he will be greatly missed.

Gireesh Subramaniam Sankara Raman, graduate student in Mining and Mineral Processing has been awarded the SME Environmental Division Scholarship.

Derek Elsworth, professor of energy and geo-environmental engineering at Penn State, is among the 67 new members and 12 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on Feb. 5.

Six student projects have been selected for the spring 2015 New Leaf - Lion Launch Pad (NL3) program. Established in May, the University-community partnership provides an opportunity for students to work on a specific project at New Leaf Initiative.