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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.

Bahareh Nojabaei, a PhD student in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, has been awarded the Nico van Wingen Fellowship. Nojabaei is one of three students awarded the Wingen Fellowship which is supported by the Nico van Wingen fund of the SPE Foundation.

A Penn State World Campus student who researched energy savings for low-income households and was the first online student to enter the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ poster contest will be the college’s student marshal at the fall 2014 graduation ceremony.

The CMG Reservoir Simulation Foundation (Foundation CMG) recently gave funds to establish a new industrial chair in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ (EMS) John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) at Penn State.

Serguei Lvov, professor of energy and mineral engineering, and materials science and engineering, has a forthcoming book titled Introduction to Electrochemical Science and Engineering.