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The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) held its 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibit from February 23 to 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the theme “Leadership in Uncertain Times.” The annual meeting hosted 6,722 attendees from all 50 states and several other countries, including 22 students from Penn...

Edward L. Doheny II, president and CEO of Joy Global Inc., will be presenting this year’s Penn State G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering on Friday, April 25. His lecture, titled “Our Vision for the Mine of the Future,” will focus on advances in mining technologies that could change mining in the future.

Undergraduate mining engineering students Linzhe Cai, Kyle Olivio, and Matthew Ulizio have been awarded scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year from The Woman's Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc.

Aditi Khadilkar, doctoral student in energy and mineral engineering, was awarded third place in the engineering category of the 2014 Penn State Graduate Exhibition for her poster titled, Modeling agglomerate growth in fluidized bed combustion and gasification systems. The annual Graduate...

Luke Slagel, bachelor's degree student in energy business and finance (EBF), has been selected to receive an American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) scholarship award for the 2014-15 academic year.

Corporate-funded, academic research is more accessible and more accessed than people think, according to a new research paper co-authored by Penn State assistant professor Zhen Lei. The paper was recently published by the journal Nature.

EME alumna Virginia Ciminelli (Ph.D. Mineral Processing, 1987), professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) is pleased to announce that Dr. Mort Webster has joined the EME faculty as an Associate Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering, with a focus on uncertainty in energy and environmental systems.

Last May, a group of 12 undergraduate students embarked on a 14-day research expedition across New Zealand exploring the country’s energy technologies and this past December wrapped up the course with group presentations of their final projects.

The Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Energy Institute Energy Exchange Seminar Series kicks off the spring semester on Jan. 22 with a presentation from Turgay Ertekin.